IED Network

November 4, 2020

New partnership between IED, FITS and RAD Red Académica de Diseño in Colombia

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, FITS – Future Innovation Tailor-made School and RAD – Red Académica de Diseño en Colombia, signed a Collaboration Agreement that seeks to explore joint strategies to enhance articulation between RAD associates and affiliates, through the creation and development of activities, projects, training and research experiences on topics about innovation and design in the academic field that may be of interest to both parties.

RAD is a Colombian association that aims to represent and promote the academic discipline of design nationally and internationally:

For more than 15 years, the RAD has facilitated the dialogue of academic design programmes in the country with public and private institutions, looking for the permanent relationship between partners and the dynamics of academic strengthening in teaching, as well as the support of all initiatives aimed at achieving excellence in the academic quality of design.

Through this new agreement, IED offers permanent support to the academic community of Latin American design, in the admirable work of forming the next creative generations of the region.

“We are very happy with this partnership, we have had several approaches and carried out various activities with IED Barcelona, that have been beneficial for us as a network, and for our partners as Design programs.” Andrés Paez, Administrative Director of the RAD says, “We find many strengths in the IED from which we can learn to promote Design in our productive sector and we also consider that we can contribute all our experience as a network and representatives of our partnership”.

Among the main activities that will be developed thanks to this alliance are:

  • Sessions in virtual format aimed at the entire RAD community and focused on themes related to design and innovation, whose teaching and dissemination are carried out in conjunction with universities affiliated to the RAD.
  • Access to activities that IED offers to the RAD community.
  • Benefits of internationalization such as scholarships, discounts, development of partnership programs, etc.

If you are a member of the RAD community and want to know more about this alliance, you can send an email to or visit the FITS website and networks