EUR 60 million top-up for the Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility
Category: EU Matters

The Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility of the Creative Europe Programme received an additional EUR 60 million through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Design enters the Spanish Parliament
Category: Members news

On 12 January 2018 the Congress of Deputies (lower house of the Spanish Parliament), held a conference on the topic of “Spanish Design in the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies” gathering more than 200 guests with the government to implement design policies in the context of a broad innovation strategy.

Joseph Binder Award 2018
Category: Members news

The Joseph Binder Award (JBA) is an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration, which was first launched in 1996 by designaustria, the interest organisation and knowledge centre for design in Austria.

New research finds design skills are vital to UK productivity but businesses face a growing skills gap
Category: Members news

In the recently published first of its kind research Designing a Future Economy: Developing design skills for productivity and innovation’, Design Council measured design skills against economic performance to understand their entire contribution to the UK economy.  

Presentions: Experimentation by Design 2017 at the Danish Design Centre
Category: Members news

On 7 December 2017, the Danish Design Centre and the Danish Business Authority invited decision makers to the symposium Experimentation by Design - New avenues to business growth and policy impact.

BEDA Cluster Measuring Design - Report 2017

The cluster led by BCD delivers its second report focusing on measuring design value as a key factor of successful innovation.

BEDA Cluster Measuring Design - Report 2016

‘Design, understood as an integrator of functional, emotional and social utilities at the very outset of systemic innovation, may be a key factor enabling important non-linear efficiencies in the economic and social value creation of firms and GDP growth of nations.’

Design in the Circular Economy

The European Union have revised the Circular Economy package; through this latest Position paper and related actions, BEDA can strengthen its position as the design authority at European Commission level.

Supporting innovation and opportunity in EU design IPR

In the positioning paper, BEDA offers some proposals with the aim of supporting opportunity, enterprise and innovation in EU design IPR.