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Design for Innovation in Wales:
Industry, Services and Society
    Design Wales is calling upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Assembly Government to consider the potential significant role for design in future innovation, public service and social enterprise policies and programmes. This is in the light of increased commitment to design agenda by other nations around the world and in preparation for the new Innovation Policy published by the European Commission.
    On the 14 th October Design Wales launched the MANIFESTO: Design for Innovation in Wales: Industry, Services and Society.


Thank you for your support in signing the Petition Design for Innovation in Wales! The petition closed on Friday 12th November 2010 with 369 signatures.

On the 16th November it was reviewed and accepted by the Welsh Assembly Petitions Committee. As result, the petition was referred to the Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills Lesley Griffiths AM for her view about further action.

The focus of the petition was also described as ‘interesting’ by Veronica German AM, who also proposed a second action to establish who else in the Welsh Assembly could address the issues raised in relation to ‘social enterprise and new ways to deliver public services’.

On the 17th November 2010, the Design Wales team met with Andrew Rt Davies AM, member of the Petitions Committee, to reinforce our recommendations and to discuss how we can ensure the momentum we have created can be sustained and lead to a greater commitment to design by the Welsh Assembly.

Design Wales wants to raise the profile of design and ultimately aims to see the Assembly members form a cross-party group for design and innovation in Wales.

We would like to thank once again all the endorsers of the Manifesto and individuals who have signed the petition.

To learn more and to download the Manifesto ‘Design for Innovation in Wales: Industry, Services & Society’, click here

    Design Wales 2010