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EU funding for the design sectorWe explore recent developments in EU funding for the design sector, and consider future opportunities for BEDA members to influence decision-making.

Design4Innovation project

Published in Member News
26 February 2017

Design4InnovationThe Design4Innovation project, led by PDR, will run for five years, helping international partners to use design to work more innovatively and effectively.

Gavin Cawood remembered

Published in Member News
26 February 2017

Gavin CawoodA tribute to Gavin Cawood of PDR, a driving force behind the SEE network which involved many BEDA members.

It is with admiration and fondness that we remember Gavin Cawood who passed away at the end of November 2016. Gavin worked at PDR (International Design and Research Centre) at Cardiff Metropolitan University for 21 years.

International_Design_CenterInternational Design Center partner with Puls Biznesu this November 24-25 in Warsaw to ask ‘Brand innovation: how can I establish a successful brand for the foreign market’?

Design Days 2016We asked BEDA members about their experience of the 6th edition of EU Design Days, held this September in Brussels.

We asked participants about the highlights of the EU Design Days event for their organisations:
Laure Capitani of Wallonie Bruxelles Design Mode said that she benefited from access to a range of agencies supporting design/innovation, to be able to exchange information, best practice, and points of view; this leads to growth of personal networks.

BEDA and the economic value of designThree of BEDA’s clusters relate to the economic value of design; we offer an overview of the importance of this area of work.

The creative sector is recognised as a significant economic driver within the EU; BEDA members lead several initiatives to measure and understand the extent of its impact. Through collecting and interpreting business data relating to design, this information can then be used to map the potential of integrating design and influencing policymakers at regional, national and EU level.

6 22Anna Whicher explains how the Design Policy Monitor framework is used to influence policy.

In the Action Plan for Design-driven Innovation, the European Commission encourages all European countries and regions to integrate design into innovation policy and develop design action plans. However, building effective national and regional capacity for design is not clear to policy-makers.

BEDA Clusters update

Published in Member News
15 November 2016

BEDA ClustersClusters are a key part of BEDA’s strategy to 2021; find out about the latest developments in each area here.

Clusters are creative groups formed by BEDA members with recognised expertise in particular areas, for instance in User Design, Design for All, or Design Policy. Members gather and communicate information relating to their particular sector with other members, strengthening BEDA’s position – and that of its members – as a repository of applied design knowledge.

Richard Tuffs ERRINWe interview Richard Tuffs on collaboration between BEDA and ERRIN and its benefit to innovation across Europe

We asked Richard Tuffs, Director of ERRIN, about this year’s edition of EU Design Days, in which BEDA collaborated with ERRIN.

Finnish design industry aims for growthThe Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s annual economic forecast reveals a positive outlook

The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s annual economic forecast reveals a positive outlook among Finland’s design industry. A survey shows that Finnish design businesses are seeing an acceleration in their turnover growth, with profitability also rising year-on-year.

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