World Design Partners

The World Design Organization™ (WDO) works with private sector companies around the globe that recognize the importance of design for good business and the power of responsible behaviour for brand enhancement. WDO provides these companies with opportunities to position themselves as leaders in design and innovation, showcase their brand in markets around the world, align with other well-established design effective brands and contribute to community building initiatives. WDO also develops strategic alliances with international media, as well as a number of organizations and development agencies that work in concert to demonstrate the impact of design in the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Interested in becoming a World Design Partner? Contact Andrea Springer ( for more information.

Montréal International (MI) is a non-profit organisation created in 1996 as a result of a private-public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montreal and enhance its international status. MI is financed by some 100 members from the private and institutional sectors, as well as the Governments of Canada and Quebec, the Montreal metropolitan Community Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the City of Montreal.

The University of Brighton Design Archives is an internationally significant research base with a curatorial team that initiates and promotes collaborative activity through a programme of projects. Founded on a scholarly resource focusing on British design and global design organisations in the twentieth century, it has been contributing substantially to the research profile of the University for over 20 years. The Design Archives welcome scholars and students from many academic disciplines researching the designed environment, the design profession and design practice.