Established in 1995, BIDC is the sole government organization for design promotion in mainland China. In addition to more than 120 cooperative enterprises and institutions currently in China, it has 45 partners in the global sphere, constituting an extensive network in domestic and international design.
BIDC successfully organized the application of Beijing for City of Design of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network; host the 1st UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit in 2013. It carries out design promotion plan, which supported 245 programs with 60 million government funding within 5 years; organizes the annual screening of China Red Star Design Award and China Red Star Original Design Award; hosts Beijing Design Week.
BIDC sets up Beijing DRC Industrial Design Innovation Base, China Design Market, Design Plus+Practice, Red Star Museum, Red Star D2C and Red Star Culture Communication Center.
BIDC is the member of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), the member of International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) and member of International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).