Call for proposal - European Design Innovation Platform 76-G-ENT-CIP-13-C-N05S00 Closed!


The objective of this call for proposals is to accelerate the take-up of design in innovation policies at European, national and regional levels and to promote the increased use of design in European industry as well as in the public sector to promote value creation, competitiveness and efficient use of resource. In particular, emphasis is put on closing the divide between the advanced regions and those lagging behind in applying design-driven innovation.


Respondents to this call are welcome to design a project structure that differs from the one below, as long as the project covers the fields of the work packages mentioned below. The web-based platform mentioned in the second work package is considered crucial for the successful delivery of this project.

Work package on advocating design-driven innovation

  1. Interaction with policy-makers at national and regional level across Europe to advocate policy actions for design-driven innovation
  2. Demonstration of concrete cases where design has played an instrumental role in creating new value and promoting productivity
  3. Help to communicate the outcomes of EU actions related to the use of design in innovation policy

Work package on information and web platform

  • Set up and manage a web-based platform to support peer-learning, networking and partnerships among design-driven companies as well as among public sector actors
  • Collection of information about the use and economic impact of design for innovation
  • Dissemination of information about the use of design for innovation on the web platform
  • Support for dialogue among the stakeholders in design-driven innovation

Work package on supporting the improvement of design capabilities in enterprises

  • Organisation of a series of events to strengthen the capabilities on design-driven innovation among the business development organisations and other intermediaries
  • Promoting the take-up of design-driven innovation measures within EU and national programmes targeted to the SMEs
  • Introduction of design-driven innovation to existing EU-level business networks

Work package on supporting the design capabilities in the public sector

  • Organisation of a series of events to strengthen the capabilities on design-driven innovation among public sector administrators
  • Collecting, producing and distributing support material on the application of design to drive renewal in public sector
  • Promoting the take-up of design approach in EU schemes facilitating public sector innovation and renewal

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,85 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 July 2013 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 76-G-ENT-CIP-13-C-N05S00 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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