SEEdesign is a network for the dissemination of good practice relating to design support for small companies (SMEs). It is made up of seven European partners who are cooperating in order to capture and build upon the knowledge accumulated within the various design support programmes. It aims to improve the effectiveness of the support provided for local SMEs relating to design issues in Europe.
SEEdesign will operate from March 2005 until December 2007 and be part-financed by the European Union (ERDF) within the INTERREG IIIC Programme.
Activities will include a series of International Workshops and Seminars involving the partners, design programmes and representatives of the small business sector; a network database; a library of good practices in design support; and the publication of bulletins to disseminate the information gathered over the three years of its lifespan. In parallel, the partner organisations are cooperating in the development of measurement tools to objectively assess the impact of the design advisory activity within SMEs and the wider local economy.