Design is good for business. It adds value to your product and drives innovation in your organisation. International reports show that integrating design into your company at foundation level generates tangible, financial gains. 

Every £1 invested in design by a business generates over £20 in increased revenues and a £4 increase in net operating profit (Design Delivers for Business, Design Council UK, 2013). 21% of European companies use design as a strategic means to encourage innovation (Action Plan for Design-Driven Innovation, European Commission, 2013)

What ID2015 did —

Design Networks
The creation of sectoral and regional design networks.

Design Island – Tourism App
An app to promote design led tourism in partnership with IBM, our Technology Partners.

An initiative that works with SMEs across a broad range of sectors to implement design-led innovation to increase profitability.

Design Start-Up
A start-up training platform for creative industry entrepreneurs, aimed at accelerating some of the island’s most promising designers from a range of design disciplines.

Design in Ireland
A digital B2B platform that will act as a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in finding the latest tools and techniques for applying design, making connections with peers, and finding the latest research.

Learn more about progress for ID2015 in our Interim Report

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