SEEdesign is a network for the dissemination of good
practice relating to design support for small companies (SMEs). It is made up of seven
European partners who are cooperating in order to capture
and build upon the knowledge accumulated within the various design support programmes.
It aims to improve the effectiveness of the support provided for local SMEs relating
to design issues in Europe.
SEEdesign will operate from March 2005 until December 2007 and be part-financed by
the European Union (ERDF) within the INTERREG IIIC Programme.
Activities will include a series of International Workshops
and Seminars involving the partners, design programmes and representatives of
the small business sector; a network database;
a library of good practices in design
support; and the publication of bulletins to
disseminate the information gathered over the three years of its lifespan. In parallel,
the partner organisations are cooperating in the development of measurement
tools to objectively assess the impact of the design advisory activity within
SMEs and the wider local economy.
NOTE: The SEEdesign project, an INTERREG IIIC operation, completed its activities at the end of December 2007. We would like to thank all those who have shared their information and expertise with the partnership during its three year lifespan for their contribution to its success. A report from the Partners on the project’s achievements can be found in the sixth and final edition of the Bulletin which is available to download here.