Design Ventura 2023–2024

From April 2024, visit our Design Ventura new display showcasing the shortlisted and winning projects from our national schools' competition.

The programme is a Design Museum initiative created in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s global youth engagement programme Born to Be to encourage students aged 13 to 16 to create product ideas and learn about the design process.

What to expect

Delivered in partnership with Deutsche Bank and now entering its fourteenth year, Design Ventura invites schools to enter a competition to have their product idea manufactured and sold in the Design Museum Shop. Since 2010 over 180,000 students have participated in the project.

The 2023–2024 competition brief has been set by Kangan Arora, a South London-based designer specialising in textiles.

Teachers are offered training and resources to develop their own professional practice and to run the project in school with the support of design and business industry experts.
Students, working in teams, are asked to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the museum in April 2024. This will be followed by a two-month exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries at the museum.
The winning team will work with professional designers to develop and manufacture their product idea to be sold in the Design Museum Shop from Autumn 2024.

Deadline to enter the competition was 21 February 2024. Thanks to all schools that applied.
The top ten state school proposals are invited to a pitching event at Deutsche Bank London head office.
International and Independent schools are welcome to participate but will compete for a different, separate prize.
For this year, there will also be a themed online mini challenge for students in years 7-11.

Visit ventura.designmuseum.org or click the link below to find out more and register your school to enter the competition.

Visit the Design Ventura's website and follow #DesignVentura on social channels to see more about the initiative.

Visit information

The DESIGN VENTURA 2023/24 shortlisted and winning school projects will be on display at the museum from April to June 2024.

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Design workshops for schools

Calling all future designers!

Using handling collections of contemporary design objects, students can interact with key designs through experiential learning. Hour-long workshops support students to gain new perspectives on the role of designers and the impact of design in everyday life. For key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Background image: Design Ventura archives.