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Design plays a role in the Industrial Policy Communication of the European Commission


The European Commission has issued an Industrial Policy Communication aimed at boosting the competitiveness and output of Europe’s manufacturing sector. The focus of the communication is in actions needed to enable growth and economic recovery for Europe. Design innovation is one key driver of the Industrial Policy Communication and part of the third industrial revolution.

Europe’s Read more >

What skills for the designer tomorrow?


The EDII Secretariat invited the leaders of Cumulus association to reflect on the report of the European Design Leadership Board. The authors of the following article are Prof. Christian Guellerin, president of Cumulus and Ms. Eija Salmi, secretary general of the association. Cumulus the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media was Read more >

Explore the design conferences and exhibitions around the world!


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Organized by Cumulus, Aalto University and Duoc UC, Projecting Design 2012 is an international summit of design and communication. The conference will offer a unique opportunity to build a bridge between North and South. The exchange of experiences and visions from the present and the future will allow attendees to map out Read more >

The role of design and designers in creating growth and prosperity


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 Innovation Plays a Role in the Industrial Policy Communication


- 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 >

Enjoy over 300 events of the World Design Capital 2012!


During the WDC year the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Lahti and Kauniainen offer over 300 events that promote design.

Aalto University is an active participant in the World Design Capital 2012 with its Living+ program.

“The main theme of our programme is the design of living environments. We have gathered together more than 30 different projects, Read more >