Mapping Design Innovation Ecosystems

Creating a blueprint for to map and analyse their design innovation ecosystems

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.

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EvansEvans Martyn Evans Design, Design Management, Design Futures, Design Strategy, Design and Branding, Design Policy, Design Thinking, New Product Development

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This exploratory research, led by PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University, aims to understand how best to use design as a method for policy development and provide input for design policy actions jointly developed with design stakeholders. ...More information

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