In Denmark, more than 99 percent of active enterprises in the private and public sectors fall within the term SMEs (less than 250 employees), and together they account for about half of total employment (source: Statistics Denmark).
From our office in Kolding, we pay particular attention to SMEs. Here, we offer a wide range of tailor-made processes that help companies with specific challenges in everything from digitalization to new production methods and green conversion.
Processes are based on design methods and tools that have proven to be valuable for both the bottom line and business development. Several studies show that companies that use design strategically increase both their revenue and profits significantly.
Among them, is the Circular Construction Challenge within Circular Construction, the Life Data Challenge within Health Data and the Smart & Close - Circular Data Challenge.
You can keep up to date with new challenges here on our website, on our social channels and on challenges.dk.
In the EU project, we invite SMEs to work on the global waste problem and provide concrete examples of how cities can minimize waste and increase recycling using new, advanced digital technology.
In dialogue with international and Danish experts, the Danish Design Centre explores how to design competitive business models for manufacturing companies based on open source principles. In 2018, 10 Danish manufacturing companies participated in the process.
The initiative aims to develop and promote the connection between designers, makers and the market.
The mentors work to strengthen the business development of small and medium-sized businesses by qualifying their use of designers and design methods.