On 10th February 2015 in the Flemish Parliament in Brussels the SEE Platform will be hosting its Design. Innovation and Policy Conference. We will be sharing our experiences and findings from the past three years. 

The conference will be focused on three themes:

  • Design Support Programmes
  • Design in the Public Sector
  • Design Policy

Register to hear and take part in discussions about best practices and recent developments from experts and policy-makers. Sean Hughes, Chief Design Officer at Philips Healthcare; Andrea Siodmok, head of the Policy Lab at the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, Christian Bason, CEO of Danish Design Center; and Antti Valle, Innovation Policy Unit, European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry are among the confirmed speakers.

After the conference we invite you to a reception kindly organised by the Design Flanders.

The reception will take place in the Design Flanders Gallery at 17.30

Design, Innovation and Policy Conference 2015 - AGENDA



The SEE Platform is a network of 11 European partners engaging with government to integrate design into innovation policies and programmes. From 2012 and 2015, SEE is operating as part of the European Commission’s European Design Innovation Initiative.  

Through new research, workshops for policy-makers, case studies, policy booklets and the annual Design Policy Monitor, SEE aims to build a bank of evidence to support public authorities to integrate design into their mainstream practice.

SEE has already delivered over 100 workshops to more than 800 policy-makers across Europe. Innovation policy-makers and programme managers can attend free workshops on themes such as design policy, design support, service design, social design and design management to gain practical insight into how design can realise policy priorities. To arrange your workshop, please contact info[at]seeplatform.eu. 

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Design Policy Monitor


The Design Policy Monitor collates existing statistics on the performance on design in Europe in order to provide input for evidence-based policy-making. The findings reveal a number of intriguing insights: investment in design by government innovationd departments is increasing and in 2014, 25 EU member states had design included in nationa policy. Between March 2012 and December 2014, SEE has delivered 102 hands-on workshops engaging over 800 policy-makers and influenced 17 policies and 40 programmes related to design to a value of €6.2m.



Design for Public Good Report


The Design for Public Good report presents a collection of 12 case studies and a series of tools to enhance the understanding of design for public sector innovation and its use in mainstream practice. The report is a collaborative effort between the Design Council, Design Wales, Danish Design Centre and Aalto University. The SEE partners put forward the concept of a Public Sector Design Ladder that can be used as a diagnostic tool to move the public sector from disjointed incremental to systemic innovation.



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