PROUD (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co-creation and innovation) is a European project with the objective to make Europe a better place by co-designing for all and by all. PROUD brings designers together with public organisations, businesses and user communities to experience the added value of design thinking and design, while working on innovative solutions for today’s real world problems. PROUD helps and supports designers to have the right facilities, knowledge and expertise to play this key role in innovating, improving and consolidating Europe.

In the course of PROUD, the Design Zentrum NRW will host various events and run several projects like seminars, workshops, exhibitions and the final conference “Design for Societal Challenges”.

Besides the Design Zentrum NRW, the below institutions are partners of PROUD:

Design Cooperatie Brainport (Netherlands)
City of Eindhoven (Niederlande)
Designregio Kortrijk (Belgium)
Lancaster University (Great Britain)
APCI – agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle (France)
Culmination Innovation Oy Ltd. (Finland)
Luxinnovation GIE (Luxembourg)
Material Sense (subpartner, Netherlands)

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