iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH, a non-profit company founded by iF Design, supports young design talent from all over the world with the aim of creating networks between young designers, business and industry.

All revenue generated by the iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH goes towards projects that support young designers, for example towards the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD, which is organized using iF Design's know-how and experience.


iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023 Sponsor - Grohe


GROHE is a leading global brand for full bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings. It has been part of the LIXIL Group Corporation since 2014 and pursues the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability “Made in Germany”. In the past ten years alone, more than 300 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings at the German Sustainability Award have confirmed GROHE's success. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the German government’s CSR prize and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.


Since its establishment in Taiwan in 1983, Wonderland Group has been devoted to the design, development, and manufacturing of baby strollers, travel cots, car seats, high chairs, and soothers. With its exceptional design and development capabilities backed by superior quality management, Wonderland remains as one of the top manufacturers of nursery goods in the world. The Wonderland Group currently has offices in Asia, the U.S. and Europe with more than 10,000 employees. It has been a long-term OEM and ODM manufacturer for internationally leading brands, such as Graco, Aprica, and Chicco, and also owns two highly acclaimed brands, Joie and Nuna.

iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023 Sponsor - Netdragon


NetDragon is a global leading creator of internet communities. As a pioneer of online games, NetDragon built China's top online game portal,, and has developed a number of elite online and mobile games, including Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Heroes Evolved, and Vows of Heroes. Now, NetDragon has become the main participant in the global online and mobile internet education industry. Through a series of strategic investment in education, NetDragon has delivered its educational services to more than 2 million classrooms and 100 million users in 192 countries and regions, making a global K-12 educational community network and ecosystem.

iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2024 Sponsor - Compal


Compal Electronics is a world leading original design manufacturer (ODM) that oversees the innovation, research development and production of all computing devices from notebooks to wearables, mobile devices to TVs and IoT applications for a smarter tomorrow. Guided by corporate spirit that embraces innovation, harmony and transcendence, Compal is in the business of collaborative innovation through insights and experience design to bring ideas from vision to reality.


The brand name Casarte comes from Italian: “La casa” means “home” and “arte” refers to art”. Together, Casarte stands for “the art of home”. Since its establishment in 2006, Casarte has always aimed at "Perfection without Compromise” and it upholds the spirit of originality and the brand philosophy of “Artistic Appliance, Elegant Life”. Casarte makes exquisite products by perfectly combining cutting-edge original technologies with art and it leads the artistic trend of home appliances as the favorite high-end brand of over 40 million families.

Sponsorship – Invest in the future and benefit today

Today's young talent will be tomorrow's professionals. For a successful career, young designers need support from forward-thinking companies that invest in the future of young design talents and therefore also in their own future.

Without the support of sponsors our possibilities for the support of young design talents would be more limited. Students will not be charged but have the chance to win a prize money instead. Every financial sponsor support will 100% be spent on student projects and awards!

Do you want to contribute to designing our future? Become a sponsor and support young talents with EUR 25,000 per year.


Shikuan Chen (Compal) - Interview about the iF Design Student Award

Shikuan Chen from Compal Electronics:

"Aside from being curious, creative and open to challenges, we must be observers of life to identify opportunities where others might miss."

iF Magazine - Renee Wang (Wonderland)

Interview with Wonderland's Renee Wang, General Manager, Engineering:

"I would expect a young design talent to have a global view, design thinking mindset, and a sense of mission to improve the world."

Patrick Speck (Grohe), leader of Lixil Global Design EMENA:

"For more than a decade, we've been running an internship program where the
student will gain practical experience in a multicultural environment
with an award-winning design team."


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