Today, the European Commission has launched the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) in Brussels – a project to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe. This project is a key vehicle for turning Commission's Action Plan for Design-Driven Innovation into reality.
Over 100 business, policy and public service professionals gathered at today’s launch to discuss the EU policies supporting design-driven innovation and the vision for the European Design Innovation Platform. Investment in design can give enterprises a competitive edge over rivals, which is why Europe must take full advantage of its global design leadership.
The EDIP project will be delivered over 3 years by a consortium of 14 professional organisations, led by Design Council (UK). The Commission is providing 75% co-financing to this project of € 3.8 M.
EDIP aims to accelerate design-driven innovation in order to boost innovation, growth and job creation across the EU. It will do this by raising awareness of how design-driven innovation already increases efficiency in public services and drives business growth across Europe.
The project will be delivered in three key ways:
Today’s launch invited businesses, policy makers and public service professionals to register interest in the project and receive updates about EDIP and other EU opportunities at designplatform.eu.