Taftie Policy Forum, Brussels, 21st November 2018

26.10 2018



Taftie Policy Forum

Design driven innovation: It's new frontiers.


13:00 - 17:40 hrs

Venue: Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union

Address: Rue Belliard 41-43 Brussels

Date: 21st November 2018



Design can have a transformational impact on innovation, boosting business productivity , stimulating jobs and economic growth, enabling effective policy making and improving public sector service delivery. Let us share insights, best practices and emerging trends on how design delivers transformation in business, government and the not-for-profit sector.


How to unleash Europe's potential and ensure global competitiveness? How to use design to create better products and services, increase profits and improve cusotmer experience?





12:00  Registration of participants
12:00- 13:00 



Moderator: Ričardas Valančiauskas, MITA 

13:00 - 13:10

Welcome, Ambassador Jovita Neliupsiene and Gintaras Vilda, 
Vice-Minister of Minstry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

13:10 - 13:40

Design for competitiveness & innovation 
Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General,
Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
(DG growth)

13:40 - 14:15

Design for Transformation: Shaping the Next Society
Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre

14:15 - 14:50 Supporting innovation projects by focusing on design
Philipp Aiginger, FFG, Austria
14:50 - 15:25 Design Driven Innovations in Lithuania: work in progress
Audroné Drungilaité, CEO, Lithuanian Design Forum
15:25 - 16:00 Design driven innovation
Robin Edman, Chief Executive, Robin Edman Innovation
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 - 16:55

Trends in Design for Business and Government
Dr. Anna Whicher, Head of Policy Design, PDR Wales

16:55 - 17:30

Design thinking is an effective tool to support innovation. Case Lapland
Palvi Tahkokallio, CEO of Tahkokallio Design and Vice president of BEDA

17:30 - 17:40 Closing remarks, Ričardas Valančiauskas