The See Platform

Design Wales in PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University


Project title

Design Wales in PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Project Duration

2012 - 2015

Total project grant


Number of partners in project


Lead partners

Design Wales in PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University


Design Flanders

Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia (RERA)

Danish Design Centre

Estonian Design Centre

Aalto University School of Art and Design

JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA)

Northern & Western Regional Assembly

Castle Cieszyn

Design Council

EU Funding Opportunity

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Interreg V-C: Inter-regional co-operation

Between 2008 and 2011 SEE was co-financed by INTERREG IVC through the European Regional Development Fund.

The SEE Platform was a network of 11 European partners engaging with government to integrate design into innovation policies and programmes. Between 2012 and 2015, SEE was operating as part of the European Commission’s European Design Innovation Initiative.  

Through new research, workshops for policy-makers, case studies, policy booklets and the annual Design Policy Monitor, SEE aimed to build a bank of evidence to support public authorities to integrate design into their mainstream practice.

  • SEE partners have successfully influenced 18 policies and 48 support programmes, amounting to over €8.5 million of new investment in design programmes
  • 1,071 public officials were engaged in 112 hands-on workshops on the themes of design policy, design support, service design, social design and design management. During the workshops design methods such as co-creation, visualisation and brainstorming were used
  • 2 special reports: Design for Public Good, Design-driven Innovation: Why it Matters for SME Competitiveness
  • 3 Design Policy Monitors examining trends in design policies and programmes
  • 5 Policy Booklets
  • 6 Bulletins
  • 18 Design Policy Map entries
  • 45 case studies
  • 76 library resources