CODIS project brought three organizations together to seek solutions in the service delivery system of Design support programmes

The “Co-create Design Innovation Services” – CODIS project brought three organizations together, to jointly seek solutions in the service delivery system of Design support programmes.

The three members of the consortium - the Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA), the Danish Design Centre (DDC) and the Estonian Design Centre (EDC)- have long-standing experience in providing services to SMEs, managing national/regional funds to reinforce entrepreneurship.

During the 15-months implementation from April 2018 to June 2019, the partners peer-reviewed the procedures of setting up a design service that satisfies its target group, the awareness raising of design support opportunities, the provision of the services themselves, the post-evaluation of the provision and the improvement of the service.

In the end, the partners peer-reviewed existing programmes & services, and came up with a backbone of how to set up a “design support service” guidebook, a draft Design Options Paper (DOP). At the end of the peer-review process, the partners set up a pilot programme in Greece, namely Re:Connect, using the suggestions and testing the draft DOP. After the set up and actual offer of the service in Greece, the final amendments were made and its final version is now published and available for any interested party.

CODIS Design Options Paper

More information about CODIS

Lead Partner: Business & Cultural Development Centre - KEPA, Greece
Partner 1: Danish Design Centre - DDC, Denmark
Partner 2: Estonian Design Centre - EDC, Estonia

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 806616.