New European research project in design-driven innovation at MDH

Oct 18, 2012 | Research/Cooperation

The European research project, EC DeEP, Design in European Policies, has started with Mälardalen University (MDH) and Munktell Science Park as the only Swedish partners.

The two-year research project EC DeEP started at the beginning of 2012. Its purpose is to complement Europe’s existing innovation research for European growth and create an understanding of what significance design-driven innovation has. The project is characterised by transnational cooperation in political development by for example identifying and exchanging best practices and evaluating their effects.

On 1-2 October the participating parties had a meeting at MDH and Munktell Science Park for their second meeting in which they presented their research findings so far. At MDH Roberto Verganti, Visiting Professor in Innovation Management, is working together with Sten Ekman, Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management, and at Munktell Science Park Thomas Karlsson, CEO and Helena Karlsson, industrial doctoral student, are working with this project.

The European Commission is financing EC DeEP with 10 million SEK, to be shared between the parties. All the parties are Confartigianato Lombardia i Italien, Lancaster University in Great Britain, Munktell Science Park, Mälardalen University, Politecnico di Milano Project and Scientific Coordinator in Italy, Pro-Design in Poland and The Work Foundation in Great Britain.