Design Venture Programme 2 – From Pilot to Public

The Design Venture Programme promotes design and communication to speed up businesses, especially SMEs and microenterprises. We coach enterprises from various sectors to understand the role of design in their businesses. Additionally, we coach them to buy design and use designers, and coach designers to sell their services to SMEs and microenterprises.

The Programme also includes design promotion events to help these encounters: Design Venture Day, and Design on the Road tours.

The Design Venture Programme, developed in the project, brings together SMEs and microenterprises from different sectors with their business and product development needs, the skills of designers, and funding representatives.
The project strengthens smart specialisation of Lahti Region by improving the strategic position of design.
Project period
Project state
Project area
Project funding
ERDF 2014-2020
LAB role
Lead partner
Institute of Design and Fine Arts
Project focus area
Project managers