World Design Capital Valencia 2022

Acto de presentación Valencia World Design Capital 2022

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has promoted the declaration of World Design Capital Valencia 2022 (WDC Valencia 2022) as an Event of Exceptional Public Interest, as stated in Law 11/2020, of 30 December, on the General State Budget for 2021. The tax benefit programme runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 August 2023.

At its inaugural meeting on 22 December 2021, the administrative body responsible for organising the support programme for hosting the event of exceptional public interest, Valencia World Design Capital 2022, approved the objectives and plans encompassing all activities. WDC Valencia 2022 will feature an interdisciplinary programme of activities aimed at disseminating design and innovation as tools for improving life, human relations with the environment, communication, and business products.

The WDC Valencia 2022 programme includes over a hundred events, including interventions, congresses and professional meetings, publications and in-house productions and exhibitions, encompassing all design disciplines around six strategic themes:

  • health and well-being
  • design education
  • economy and innovation
  • legacy and identity
  • environmental sustainability
  • equality, inclusion and diversity

WDC Valencia 2022 will have a direct benefit on the national population in terms of sustainability, education, culture and mobility and will contribute to social and economic development.

WDC Valencia 2022 support event

In July 2020, Tinglado 2 in the Marina of Valencia hosted a public event at which the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Valencian Regional Government and the City Council of Valencia showed their strong public support for Valencian design.

The event recognised all the professionals and companies from the Valencian Community that have received these awards since their inception in 1987.

This event served as a prelude to the 2019 National Innovation and Design Awards, held at the Museu de les Ciències in the presence of the King and Queen of Spain and the former Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque.

Video del acto de apoyo a Valencia WDC 2022

La excelencia del diseño valenciano

World Design Capital Valencia 2022 at COP25

Within the context of COP25 (25th Conference of the Parties) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Madrid in December 2019, the 2019 National Design Awards and World Design Capital Valencia 2022 deliberated on the importance of design in the fight against climate change.

The consultant and strategic designer César Astudillo moderated the round table "Design, Innovation and Climate Change", aiming to raise awareness about the role of design in climate change solutions. The debate was attended by Marisa Gallén (National Design Award 2019 in the "Professionals" category), Vicente Pons, Sales Manager at POIN SL (National Design Award 2019 in the "Company" category), José Romo, Managing Director of FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores, S.A. (National Design Award 2019 Special Mention in "Company" Design) and Xavi Calvo, General Director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022.

Mesa redonda “Diseño, Innovación y Cambio Climático”

Marisa Gallén, Premio Nacional de Diseño 2019 modalidad "Profesionales"

Vicente Pons Director Comercial de POIN SL, Premio Nacional de Diseño 2019 modalidad "Empresa"

José Romo, Consejero Delegado de FHECOR INGENIEROS CONSULTORES, SA, Premio Nacional de Diseño 2019 Mención Especial en Diseño “Empresa"



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