The Centre for Design Innovation (CDI)
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
The Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) is an initiative of the Institute of Technology Sligo and is funded through the Applied Research Enhancement scheme of Enterprise Ireland.
The CDI conducts research to establish the link between successful companies and their use of design; measure the efficacy of best practices to enable innovation through the use of design and creativity; and identify skill needs and training provisions to make Irish organisations globally competitive through the use of design and innovation. The CDI creates practical tools to embed skills within small and medium-sized enterprises to help them better understand their end customer needs and translate those insights into innovative products and services.
The CDI promotes the findings from the research and case studies to highlight the value design creates in order to recruit companies to engage with the Centre; drive demand within the design industry; and influence policy at a governmental level to increase national competitiveness.
Centre for Design Innovation ITSBIC, Institute of Technology Sligo