Designscapes in a Nutshell

DESIGNSCAPES (Building Capacity for Design-enabled Innovation in Urban Environments) is a H2020 European project approved under the topic CO-CREATION-02-2016- User-driven innovation: value creation through design-enabled innovation. 

The overarching aim of the DESIGNSCAPES project is to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities to encourage the uptake and further enhancement and up scaling of Design-enabled Innovations by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders. 

DESIGNSCAPES aims to achieve a better uptake, further enhancement, and up scaling of Design-enabled Innovation in Europe, through direct financial support to flagship and innovation generating initiatives, as well as a huge capacity building effort targeting multiple stakeholder groups (citizens, researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy makers). In doing so, the project will foster the linkages between research, policy and practice, while contributing in making Europe a global leader in the domain. 

Vision and Scope

The focus is on applying design tools and methods, since this offers a systematic approach to conceive user-driven innovations.

DESIGNSCAPES aims to achieve a better uptake, further enhancement and up scaling, of Design-enabled Innovation in Europe, through direct financial support to flagship and innovation generating initiatives as well as a huge capacity building effort targeting multiple stakeholder groups (citizens, researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy makers). In doing so, the project will foster the linkages between research, policy and practice, while contributing in making Europe a global leader in the domain.

 

DURATION

1 June 2017 – 31 May 2021

BUDGET

ca. 4M Euro, out of which 1,5M Euro will be allocated to 50+ new Design-enabled initiatives across Europe.