Design Promotion Institution

Who We Are

Estonian Design Centre (EDC) is a non-profit organization, established in 2008. The mission of the EDC is to support strategic design implementation in the business and the public sector and to nurture an innovative and cooperation-oriented environment for the development of design.

What We Do

Through various support activities, we promote design as a driver of social well-being and economic development, support the professionalism and competence development of designers and help to increase the product and service development and export potential of Estonian companies through the use of professional design.

EDC is coordinating Estonian Design Agencies Network (ca 50 members, agencies of communication design, product design, strategic design, service design, digital design (including UX/UI, gamification, etc.), circular design).

We are supporting designer’s life-long learning, constant improvement of skills and personal competencies and professionalization of the design industry and supporting development of design skills in the private and public sector.

EDC is one of the main promoters of eco-design / circular design in Baltic Sea region aiming to increase the capacity of designers and to enhance the know-how of public and private sector .

EDC is organising biannual Estonian Design Awards.

EDC also coordinates the Roundtable of Estonian Design Education.

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