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2017 "Mayor Cup" Dalian Industrial Design Competition Award Ceremony Held

Yesterday, the 2017 "Mayor Cup" Dalian Industrial Design Competition award ceremony was held at Dalian World Expo Center. A batch of outstanding works full of humanistic care and artisan spirit won the award, with the themes of social livelihood, equipment manufacturing, smart home, early childhood education, energy saving, and environmental protection and so on. Mayor Xiao Shengfeng came to the middle of the young winners. He interacted with them friendly, encouraged them to keep their passion for innovation and turn their creative ideas into reality, let innovation be the trend of the times, and "run-up" the youth with innovation.

Dalian Industrial Design Competition was first held in 2011. It aims to build a platform for exchange, create a good atmosphere for innovative design and promote the development of design industry in Dalian and Northeast China. In order to implement the innovation driven development strategy of municipal government, from 2013 onwards, Dalian Industrial Design Competition is named "Mayor's Cup" and it has become an important platform for domestic communication of innovative industrial design industry. This year's competition took "design makes your dream come true" as the theme, focusing on national "Made in China 2025 " strategy, received more than 3,000 works from global designers, manufacturers, college and university students, and, with an increase of 10%. After a rigorous and impartial review, 3 first prize winners, 9 second prize winers, 15 third prize winners, 45 honorable mention winners and 5 organization award winners were selected from the product group, the creative group and the Xiaoman IP + design group respectively.

At the event, Xiao Shengfeng asked about the design concept of the award-winning works carefully. He hopes that all the winners will keep their passion for innovation, carry forward artisan spirit of excellence and design more creative products to meet market demand at the same time. Xiao Shengfeng said, “Innovation requires self-confidence, courage, and perseverance. , we see your ambition to climb high, vitality to flourish and vigor to struggle, resonating with the vibrant pulse of the city, and keeping the pace of innovation with the city. The municipal government will provide fertile soil of preferential policies, good environment and sincere service for innovative seedlings; to create the innovative atmosphere of "be pioneers,  encourage success and accept failure", so that the various kinds of talents interested in innovation can fulfill their dream in Dalian.

“Innovation is the strongest drive for economic and social development in Dalian. At present, Dalian is implementing a new round of ‘Strategy to Revitalize the Old Industrial Bases in Northeast China’, comprehensively promoting the construction of national independent innovation demonstration area and building   new brand of ‘public space’. In the critical moment of transformation, upgrading, innovation and development, we are in need of more outstanding talents of innovation  to provide technical and intellectual support for the revitalization of Dalian. We hope you will pursue transcendence, have the courage to innovate, dare to take new paths, and achieve their own value in Dalian”, said Shengfeng Xiao.

Vice Mayor Liu Yan and executive vice president of China Industrial Design Association Zhao Weiguo, also attended the ceremony.