PDR - International Centre for Design & Research

PDR - International Centre for Design & Research

Themes: Design Management,Design Policy,Eco-design,Industrial Design, Packaging and Product Design,Medical Design,Research and Innovation,Service Design,User-centered Design,

Vision

PDR is a world leading design consultancy and research centre.

Mission

To provide high quality research activity alongside award winning, proven and highly experienced consultancy practice.

What do we do?

Research, Consultancy, Training, Knowledge Exchange

Competencies

Research, Consultancy, Training, Knowledge Exchange.

Distinctions

18 major international design awards, including red dot, iF, German Design Award, Good Design, core77 and International Design Excellence Award
ISO 9001:2008, IIP Accredited

Experience

Over two decades of a unique approach, blending leading, high quality research and highly experienced consultancy practice.

People Powering Policy
27/09/2017
Category: Members news
PDR report on a two-year project to identify if, where and how design research could enhance policymaking through greater citizen involvement.
EU Design Days 2017: “The Next Step”
19/09/2017 to 20/09/2017

EU Design Days 2017: “The Next Step”
Regions and cities across Europe are in transformation. This transformation is already driven by smart and social innovations, but how can we improve the practice by looking at the future?...

Design4Innovation Workshop 3: Good practices in financial support
07/11/2017 to 08/11/2017

Having mapped our Design Innovation Ecosystems and examined the Operational Programmes in our partner regions, we meet in Santiago de Compostella on 7th and 8th November to identify the best practice in financial mechanism for business and innovation...

Innovation Coffee Morning at PDR
25/01/2017
Category: Members news
To mark the launch of Design for Innovation project, the lead partner PDR / Cardiff Metropolitan University, organised Innovation Coffee Morning on 25 January 2017 for its co-workers
Design4Innovation Kick-off meeting in Bruges
20/03/2017
Category: Members news
The first Design4Innovation project meeting on 7th, 8th and 9th of March, kick-started a new interregional collaboration aiming to enhance SME competitiveness.
Tourism-ID Cooperation Roundtable
10/03/2017

Through the roundtable, we aim to listen to the “regional voices”, in order to gather insights regarding tips, issues, experiences, etc on designing and implementing innovation programmes for tourism sector.

Roundtable Agenda

Timing...

Benchmarking Design for Innovation Policy
31/03/2017
Category: Members news
Anna Whicher explains how the Design Policy Monitor framework is used to influence policy.
Innovation Coffee Morning at PDR
25/01/2017

To mark the launch of Design for Innovation project, the lead partner - PDR / Cardiff Metropolitan University, organised Innovation Coffee Morning on 25 January 2017 for its co-workers. We presented the project activities, aims and anticipated impact...

Design-thinking for the European tourism sector
20/04/2016
Category: Members news
A new EU project by BEDA members promotes the use of design-thinking as a useful methodology for SMEs in the tourism sector.