Now your startup can seek funding for innovative projects that involve design thinking in the concept phase. The funding is offered through Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) in collaboration with The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway.
The “Design Driven Innovation Programme” (DIP) aims to help companies gain an understanding of customers’ thoughts and behaviors before investing in further development of new products and services. The funding covers up to 50% of the total project cost and is allocated at the end of September 2021.
All registered companies, organizations and institutions may apply and are required to have a dedicated designer on the project. Design agencies may apply in collaboration with a client.
International partners may also participate. See detailed criteria here and examples of earlier DIP projects here.
Also check the DOGA’s guide for design driven innovation outlines practical approaches to implementation.
The application deadline is Monday, 10 May 2021. For more information, visit DOGA (Norwegian).