PDR - International Centre for Design & Research

PDR - International Centre for Design & Research

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.

Inovativen.si aims to create a fundamental change in public sector and shift to a more competitive, innovative and design driven society
Category: Members news

December 2017, the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia launched the Inovativen.si project.The goal of the project is to introduce new design-driven innovation approaches across public administration.

Greenhouse 2018 - Service Design and Policy Design Training
Category: Members news

Bookings for the next Greenhouse session are now open!

Inovativen.si aims to create a fundamental change in public sector and shift to a more competitive, innovative and design driven society
Category: Members news

In December 2017, the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia launched the Inovativen.si project.

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Launch of 1st Design4Innovation Policy Booklet
Category: Members news

The Design4Innovation Policy Booklet is intended to support governments and stakeholders to develop Design Action Plans and to integrate design into innovation policy, based on the experience from other countries and regions that have mapped their Design Ecosystems. 

Design4Innovation: Sharing Best Practice
01/12/2017
Category: Members news

The third meeting of the Design4Innovation partners, which took place from 7 to 8 November 2017 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, was hosted by the Galician Agency of Innovation (GAIN) and focused on financial support mechanisms for SMEs. 

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Greenhouse training programme: Early Bird Rate Closing Soon
31/10/2017
Category: Members news

Greenhouse is a unique training programme created by PDR to upskill public service leaders and policymakers in service and policy design methodology and tools. It is now available to book for December 2017.

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

This is the sixth edition of our successful series of EU Design Days. This year we will focus on the transformation of cities and regions and how design and innovation contributes to dealing with challenges such as an aging population, sustainable energy, climate adaptation and mobility solutions. In collaboration with practitioners, researchers and policymakers the EU Design Days 2017 seek to take an important next step in the transformation of cities and regions towards high quality of life, building on but also going beyond current practice.

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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 support, such as subsidy and grant schemes, including innovation vouchers. This time the event is hosted by GAIN - Galician Agency of Innovation.

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