Designing Entrepreneurial Societies, Sat 23rd May, 9am – 5pm

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

The third day of the Summit will hosted exclusive, high-profile academic seminar for key design researchers to collaborate on mapping and assessing the challenges for the next generation of design-led business support programmes, with a view to strengthen Europe-wide networks and a potential Horizon 2020 bid.

This academic event provided an international forum for discussion and further development of design support programmes for businesses and an excellent opportunity to leverage our knowledge, share our experiences and to reinforce our networks.

Researchers presenting on the day included: –

Anna Whicher, Design Wales


Prof. Ozlem Er, Istanbul Technical University


Ruth-Helene Melioranski, Estonian Design Centre



Dr. Nil Gulari, Gray’s School of Art

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The event’s presentations and subsequent discussion, led by Chris Fremantle (DiA Co-Investigator at Gray’s School of Art), will be considered for a joint journal publication with all participants co-authoring.

All photographs by Lindsay Perth @ Lippi Photography (