DME Paris Conference: the challenges of design promotion
On the 12th and 13th of January 2009 the 6th European Conference on the challenges of design promotion will be held in Paris (France), organised by Agence pour la Promotion de la Création Industrielle, APCI. This year’s conference will focus on the potential synergies between design support actions and innovation policies.
Some recent evolutions suggest that it is time to look at the issue with new eyes. One can notice that there is an increasing interest for ‘user-driven’ innovation from the innovation support side. Yet, this does not seem to result yet in a huge interest in the potential contribution of the existing design industry.
Further, there is a convergence between different actions taken at the European level and in different countries (e.g. public procurement, clusters, taxation schemes), but to what extent do they impact on the knowledge intensive services and can they offer opportunities for the design profession? Finally, the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) should release a consultation document this spring, that will focus on design and innovation.
The conference will give you insights into these issues and illustrate the potentials of a design attitude as a core competence for driving innovation. You can find more details and download a preliminary program here >>