BE OPEN and SBID Announce Designed for Business Overall and Category Winners at the House of Commons

BE OPEN and SBID Announce Designed for Business Overall and Category Winners at the House of Commons

BE OPEN think tank and the Society of British & International Design (SBID) announce the winners of Designed for Business, the new national competition that showcases emerging talent, promotes equal opportunities and nurtures relationships between students and the working world.

Finalists, along with key names from the design business community and academia, gathered at the House of Commons for the prize-giving ceremony. The entries were judged by an esteemed panel from across the creative industries including Sebastian Conran Associates, Amazon UK, Christie’s Education, John Lewis, Amara, HG Designworks and VitrA, as well as creative educators from a number of the UK’s leading universities. 

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BE OPEN’S Ranking of Educational Programmes in CIS, Central Asia and Oceania

BE OPEN’S Ranking of Educational Programmes in CIS, Central Asia and Oceania

BE OPEN foundation, a humanitarian organisation set up by the international businesswoman and philanthropist Elena Baturina with the aim to foster creativity and innovation, has finished the Ranking of Educational Programmes in Architecture and Design in CIS and Central Asia, Oceania and Australia.

The comprehensive study involved analysis of more than 160 programmes selected from 75 schools from the target regions. In accordance with BE OPEN’s research methodology, top programmes have been arranged into groups according to specific sets of criteria:

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Designed for Business: £30,000 Prize Winner Revealed at the House of Commons November 29, 2018

Designed for Business: £30,000 Prize Winner Revealed at the House of Commons November 29, 2018

Designed for Business Competition finalists and key names from the design business community and academia will gather at the House of Commons, Westminster, Thursday evening for a glittering prize-giving ceremony, the culmination of the year-long competition that involved the leading schools across the country that teach creative disciplines.

It is a unique collaboration between The Society of British & International Design (SBID) and BE OPEN, the humanitarian think tank founded by international philanthropist and entrepreneur Elena Baturina.

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BE OPEN Launches Next Global Open Call #BEOPENinRGB

BE OPEN Launches Next Global Open Call #BEOPENinRGB

BE OPEN, a creative think-tank founded by the international entrepreneur and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is launching its next global open call across social media. The open call named ‘BEOPEN in RGB’ presents the perfect opportunity for creative minds around the globe to express their own unique vision, and perhaps change the way other people see the everyday world around them. By asking the participants to share their vision in the most graphic form, BE OPEN aims to find innovative approaches and build new creative bonds for people around the globe. 
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Judges Confirmed for the ‘Designed for Business’ Competition from SBID and BE OPEN

Judges Confirmed for the ‘Designed for Business’ Competition from SBID and BE OPEN

UK university students in their final year of creative studies are being urged to get their entries into a new, national competition for their chance to win £30,000.

‘Designed for Business’ is the life-changing competition that will showcase emerging talent, provide an essential link between creative academia and the business community. It is a collaboration between SBID and BE OPEN, the humanitarian think tank founded by international philanthropist and entrepreneur Elena Baturina.Chosen based on their relevance to the four different disciplines in the competition: Interior Design, Interior Decoration, Fashion, Art and Product Design, the expert will look for qualities such as originality of expression, individualism, creative use of materials and presentation skills.

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Mayor’s Fund for London and Elena Baturina’s BE OPEN Highlight Creativity and Business Acumen of the Capital’s School Children

June 14th, London City Hall played host to children from six London schools seeking essential funding for their community projects as part of the Mayor’s Fund for London City Pitch initiative.

City Pitch encourages and helps young Londoners to step up as leaders, learn new skills, and make a real difference in their communities.

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Elena Baturina’s Think-tank BE OPEN Launches Next Global Open Call Devoted to Motion

Elena Baturina’s Think-tank BE OPEN Launches Next Global Open Call Devoted to Motion

BE OPEN, a creative think-tank founded by the international entrepreneur and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is launching its next global open call across social media.
 

The open call named ‘BEOPEN Motion Design’ presents the perfect opportunity for creative minds who can find inspiration, and then change the way we see the everyday world around us. By asking the participants to share their vision in the most graphic form, BE OPEN aims to find innovative approaches and build new creative bonds for people around the globe.

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