Led by the Design Council, Design For Europe will develop the European Design Innovation Platform over 3 years and aims to accelerate design-driven innovation in order to boost innovation, growth and job creation across the EU.
It will do this by raising awareness of how design-driven innovation already increases efficiency in public services and drives business growth across Europe. The project has been co-financed by the European Commission.
The project will be delivered in three ways:
- A web platform that will bring together knowledge and examples of design for innovation, from across the EU, in the public and private sector. This will act as a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in finding out the latest tools and techniques for applying design and making connections
- A programme of events for European business people, public service managers, and policymakers to increase their awareness of design’s role in innovation and growth, and inspire investment
- Sharing the power of design with European industry through a consortium of 14 EU wide partner organisations including Lancaster University. Countries that currently lag behind with design-driven innovation will be equipped with the knowledge and tools, and confidence and capacity to catch up by being included in the project.