The Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility of the Creative Europe Programme received an additional EUR 60 million through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
On 12 January 2018 the Congress of Deputies (lower house of the Spanish Parliament), held a conference on the topic of “Spanish Design in the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies” gathering more than 200 guests with the government to implement design policies in the context of a broad innovation strategy.
New research finds design skills are vital to UK productivity but businesses face a growing skills gap
In the recently published first of its kind research ‘Designing a Future Economy: Developing design skills for productivity and innovation’, Design Council measured design skills against economic performance to understand their entire contribution to the UK economy.
On 7 December 2017, the Danish Design Centre and the Danish Business Authority invited decision makers to the symposium Experimentation by Design - New avenues to business growth and policy impact.
‘Design, understood as an integrator of functional, emotional and social utilities at the very outset of systemic innovation, may be a key factor enabling important non-linear efficiencies in the economic and social value creation of firms and GDP growth of nations.’
The European Union have revised the Circular Economy package; through this latest Position paper and related actions, BEDA can strengthen its position as the design authority at European Commission level.
In the positioning paper, BEDA offers some proposals with the aim of supporting opportunity, enterprise and innovation in EU design IPR.