Change your point of view!

A complete range of free training courses provided by the European Commission to discover how design-driven innovation can become the key to improve European SMEs competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability.

The European Commission is launching Design for Enterprises, or #Design4Enterprises, a three years programme of courses to support design driven innovation. All courses are completely free and targeted on:

  • European SMEs, that will improve their design management skills
  • Business Development Intermediaries, such as EEN partners, that will become future trainers for other SMEs

Understanding new technologies, organisations and business cultural trends is the core of the courses. The training programme focus on design as the key feature in the strategies to develop a SME in the global market of today. Design-driven-innovation is not a formal tip adding appeal to products and services – it involves the use of traditional and new materials, of new production tools and processes and of innovative approaches to better meet customers’ needs.

Design is a new point of view about the product/service. It is the key to success for European enterprises.

The courses

The courses – completely free – will be held in 29 EU Member States and Associated Countries, in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Some of the training material will be also translated into all official languages of the countries hosting a physical event.

Next Appointments

Full Courses – Share a complete training on the main innovation themes

20 courses around Europe, from April 2016 to August 2018, structured in modules running in face-to-face events and at a distance – with webinar sessions, e-learning or serious games, over a time-span of three months.

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Short courses – Get a meaningful glance on design-driven innovation

30 short courses, each of the duration of one full day, to present the benefits and the opportunities of design in the SMEs innovation strategy.

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