Mapping 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.