“The 21st century has already been named the century of cities or the "urban age". Cities are the powerhouses of economic growth, innovation and employment opportunities and with the growing trend of urbanization the importance of cities is even increasing further. Cities attract people, capital, creativity, they are places of diversification and concentration of social change. New ideas, scientific, technological and creative development and innovation flourish in an urban environment.
Berlin is an aspiring design location which offers a variety of networks, design festivals and many fashion shops. In addition to that, more than 1.300 enterprises, agencies for product-, furniture- and industrial design give color to the metropolis. But also the 6.000 artists and the 400 galleries make Berlin to the city with the highest density of galleries in Europe and one of the most attractive places to create art. Therefore, designers, agencies, lifestylemagazins, fotographers and trendscouts – are drawn to this young city which burst with fresh vibes.
Are you interested in applying design competences in European projects? The Commission aims to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe and recognizes that design is a key discipline to bring ideas to market, in other words to amplify project impact. This workshop aims to showcase and explore the value of design competences in Horizon 2020 projects.