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4 15Europe must look beyond tech innovation and increase design for growth

Speaking at the first Design for Europe annual summit in Brussels, Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs at the European Commission announced that whilst the EU’s overall level of innovation has remained stable, more investment is needed to boost its innovation performance.

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1b ED11European Design Innovation Initiative projects update

Through the EDII, the European Commission seeks to embed design for user-centred innovation in government policies and company strategies across the European Union. As the EDII projects involving, we provide a summary of key achievements and outcomes.

2 13Anna Whicher, Head of Policy at PDR, considers how the design policy landscape in Europe has changed since 2010, and reports on trends for design-driven innovation in Europe to 2020, as discussed at the recent SEE Design, Policy and Innovation conference in Brussels.

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