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Project Summary

Design is a crucial tool when it comes to innovation, economic growth, and competitiveness on the global market. This project is aimed at providing a set of instruments that will help measure and demonstrate the positive impact of design so that policy makers and decision makers in Europe will be able to establish and integrate design more efficiently.

The EuroDesign project defines a new set of questions for the Community Innovation Survey to provide information about design as an economic factor for value creation.

The objective is to obtain tangible results that demonstrate the importance of design as a crucial element to enhance the innovative capabilities of Europe and increase economic growth and business competitiveness in the global market.

The initiative is part of the 1st Action Plan of the European Design Innovation Initiative, a commitment of the Innovation Union Europe 2020 flagship to exploit the full potential of design for innovation and to reinforce the link between design, innovation, and competitiveness.

The project is co-financed by the European Commission, ENISA (Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism), the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth.