Guidelines for the 24th IBDC

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Guidelines for the 24th IBDC-v2


The international Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) has been hosted by the Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center (CHC) with the supervision and support by the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs of R.O.C. (DOIT, MOEA). Founded in 1996, IBDC aims to establish a platform for creative concepts and designed work, introduce the original design ideas from the global main consumer markets, and attract designers around the world to contribute their creativity to the future of cycling. With different cultures and interests exchanged from various countries, IBDC hopes that the level of cycling design can be sharpened and then become more internationally alike. Based on this vision, Taiwan can be the hub of creative and innovative cycling design, and keep creating new trends in the cycling industry.

With the development of technology, communication equipment, and Internet of Things (IoT), the conventional ways of solving problems have been changed. Instead, newer ways were introduced, which brought new business opportunities, such as offering more ways and methodologies to collect information as well as more personalized services for the transportation field.

This year, the theme of IBDC is “Intelligence, Sustainability, and Living from Heart.”

Intelligence: By using smart technology to assist Ebike design, cycling is hoped to be the core when designing. To take a step further, more creative and innovative services or products can be developed.

Sustainability: In the initiatives announced by the United Nations (UN), cycling is believed to be the best symbol of sustainability and eco-friendliness.

Living from Heart: Designing and riding bicycles with the inner joy and innovative riding mode, the spirit of Living from Heart can provide people a new, exciting feeling of products from workout and enjoyment.

We sincerely invite you to participate in the 24th International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC)!

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[Competition Organizations]


Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs of R.O.C. (DOIT, MOEA)


Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center (CHC)


Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI)

Taiwan Bicycle Association(TBA)


[Benefits of Participation]

  • Taiwan takes the leading place in the global bicycle market, which catches the attention of people around the world.
  • The award ceremony of IBDC takes place at Taipei Int’l Cycle Show, which is the biggest cycle show in Asia. Each year, more than 1,000 companies and manufacturers as well as over 50,000 visitors from over 30 countries attend the show.
  • The award-winning designs can be highly exposed owing to publication in media like newspapers, magazines, websites, and so on.
  • Opportunity to make your dream come true! –The award-winning designs will be presented to bicycle manufacturers, which will try to make the designs into a physical product.