BEDA members deliver European Design Innovation Initiative projects
Design Wales, the Cité du Design and Barcelona Design Centre are leading projects as part of the first action plan of the European Commission’s European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII), which aims to embed design for user-centred innovation in government policies and company strategies across the European Union.
‘IDeALL , Integrating Design for All in Living Labs’ is a two year project led by the Cité du Design, involving BEDA members the Slovak Design Centre and Latvia’s Design Information Centre. It connects two user-centred communities – Living Labs and Design for All professionals – to support them in building their public policy and to increase companies’ competitiveness.
For more information visit: www.ami-communities.eu/wiki/IDeALL
Design Wales is leading a network of 11 partners (including four BEDA members) in a project called the ‘SEE Platform’, which examines the role of design in innovation policy across Europe. Through new research, workshops for policy-makers and programme managers, case studies, policy recommendations and the annual Design Policy Monitor, SEE aims to build a bank of evidence to support public authorities to integrate design into their mainstream practice.
For more information visit: www.seeplatform.eu
Led by Barcelona Design Centre, with partners including BEDA members Design Austria and the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, the ‘€Design – Measuring Design Value’ project will formulate a conceptual framework to make design measurable, so that data can be collected to demonstrate its value at a macro-economic level. This in turn will create evidence for establishing design as an economic factor of innovation and production (value creation).
For more information visit: www.bcd.es
The fourth project to receive funding is DeEP (Design in European Policies), which is led by the Politecnico di Milano. It aims to create an understanding of the impact of design innovation policies both at macro (regional, national, European) and micro (specific initiative, company) levels.
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