For more than 50 years, the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has been rooted on the exhibition grounds in Hanover. What started as the "special show for design-oriented industrial products" in 1953, the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. was replaced by the iF International Forum Design GmbH in 2001. Since then, this has been responsible for all business fields, above all conducting the renowned iF competitions. As an independent institution, iF has a critical intermediary function between design and industry and has observed this role for many years in a professional and integral manner. A decisive contribution is thus made to the success of design services in a business context and to raising the consciousness of design in the public.
The iF awards are among the most important design prizes worldwide. More than 20,000 contributions to the competitions every year from over 50 countries confirm this in an impressive fashion.