This AHRC funded project aims to create a blueprint for stakeholders across the UK and Europe to map and analyse their design innovation ecosystems to provide input for evidence-based policy-making. This will be achieved through: 1) testing, refining and validating a framework for design innovation ecosystems; 2) mapping design innovation ecosystems in Wales and Scotland to provide input for evidence-based policy-making; and 3) positioning design innovation ecosystems theory within mainstream innovation ecosystems research and promoting it to innovation academics. Design is increasingly being recognised by governments as a key factor for innovation and there is an opportunity for research to influence the innovation policy process. The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) has been conducting research on design programmes and policy since 2005 as part of the SEE project financed by the European Commission and Welsh Government.
Mapping Design Innovation Ecosystems
Creating a blueprint for to map and analyse their design innovation ecosystems