Over 170 experts, policy makers, researchers and educators gathered at Helsinki City Hall for a day and half to discuss the future of design innovation.
The second day of the European Design Innovation Summit kicked off with a set of brief presentations outlining six views on the recommendations of the European Design Leadership Board. The presentations Read more >
- Design has value of its own and it is a functional tool for growth and creation of jobs, which is heavily on the agenda in the Europe 2020 strategy. Design innovation will be strongly included in the Industrial Policy Communication, that the European Commission is going to adopt early October, said Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Read more >
- Innovations are the base of Europe’s competitiveness and the heart of our industrial policy. Europe can only compete with quality, so we need to concentrate on high quality in our products and services. Both private sector and public sector need design innovation. SME’s in Europe will benefit of design as an instrument for growth, Read more >
The role of European design should be enhanced on the global stage, and top expertise in design should be supported. Cooperation between strong design competencies, companies and the public sector should be developed to produce better services. Design should be embedded in innovation programmes and business incubators across Europe. Harnessing design as a tool for Read more >
European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship from February 2010.
European Commission’s Vice-President and Commissioner in charge of Transport from May 2008 to February 2010
Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party, elected at the EPP Congress in Estoril in 2002, re-elected at the EPP Congress in Rome in 2006 and Read more >
City of Helsinki will host the Summit at Helsinki City Hall.
Photo: Mika Lappalainen/City of Helsinki
The Summit speakers are introduced here
Monday September 17, 2012
17.30 Opening of the European Design Innovation Summit
Mr Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission
18.00 Welcome to World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Mr Read more >
The main event of the European Design Innovation Initiative in 2012 will be held on September 17 and 18 in Helsinki, World Design Capital in 2012. The report of the European Design Leadership Board “DESIGN FOR GROWTH AND PROSPERITY” will be presented Read more >