Wednesday, July 20, 2011

EU Launches Design Call

The European Commission yesterday launched its call for proposals for design oriented projects with a total support of €3m.

The full title is, Joint actions for non-technological, user-centred innovation: 1st Action Plan of the European Design Innovation Initiative and the call for proposals aims at, "improving the impact of innovation policies by speeding up the take up of design as a user-centered innovation tool in national, regional and EU innovation policies".

This is a first, unique opportunity for actors ranging from institutions to design centres, associations and design companies across Europe to come together to create proposals for the development of the design agenda across Europe.

Congratulations to the European Commission team and the European Design Leadership Board.