Friday, June 22, 2012

SEE Platform launched by Welsh First Minister

First Minister of the Welsh Government, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM

On the 18th June the First Minister of the Welsh Government, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, attended the first workshop of the SEE Platform to officially launch this new European network project.

In his remarks to officially launch the SEE Platform the First Minister highlighted the role of design in innovation and economic competitiveness, describing how Welsh companies had found success through design.

His remarks are timely as the Welsh Government is currently undertaking a consultation on future innovation strategy, within which we hope design will play a significant role. Design Wales will be contributing to the consultation and you can too until 23rd July via the  Welsh Government website.

SEE is a network of 11 European partners, from design and innovation centres along with economic development offices, who have agreed to share their experience to enhance the understanding of design for innovation among policy-makers and programme managers. Over three years SEE will monitor design policy developments across Europe,  support policy-makers looking to more effectively integrate design into innovation policy and engage with 100 regions that have not previously had design as part of their economic, public service or social development programmes.

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