More specifically, the representatives of the partner organisations - members of the peer-learning group - presented a series of design support services and programmes already offered, in order to identify the advantages and the disadvantages of their service delivery systems, and to jointly review them.
During the workshop, Anu Maaja Pallok, advisor at the Estonian Ministry of Culture, paid us a visit to talk about the Estonian landscape of design and creative industries; the challenges they face and the existing and future initiatives - private as well as public - set forth to meet them.
The purposes of the workshop was knowledge-sharing and joint evaluation of existing design support services and initiatives, as well as collaboratively identifying the components of the final project deliverable, the Design Option Paper (DOP). The DOP is to act as inspiration and guidance for other organisations interested in developing and offering similar design support services for SMEs.
While the draft DOP will be further developed over the next few months, the final DOP will include the learnings and feedback from the pilot programme which will be set up based on its recommendations and tested in November 2018.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 806616.