Every year, GDG organizes an exhibition, clustered according to design-relevant topics. The best bachelor, master and diploma graduates from the most renowned German art academies in the field of product and industrial design are on show.



In matchmaking events, we bring GDG graduates together with representatives from culture and industry who select outstanding young designers for individual mentoring and coaching programs.


Opening & Award Ceremony

During the ceremonial opening & award ceremony, ambassadors from culture and industry award individual awards & supports.

Award Ceremony Movie 2020
Opening & Award Ceremony 2019

Design Talks

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of Design Talks in which professionals from culture, business, industry, design and universities discuss selected viewpoints and new attitudes towards design.

Design Talks 2019

Trade Fairs

Trade fairs such as Ambiente and IMM supported GDG with presentation formats for selected graduates and the presentation of the GDG initiative itself.

Ambiente 2020
IMM Cologne 2020