Project Goal

The overarching aim of the DESIGNSCAPES project is to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities to encourage the uptake and further enhancement and up scaling of Design enabled Innovations by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders.

DESIGNSCAPES aims to achieve a better uptake, further enhancement and up scaling, of Design-enabled Innovation in Europe, through direct financial support to flagship and innovation generating initiatives as well as a huge capacity building effort targeting multiple stakeholder groups (citizens, researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy makers). In doing so, the project will foster the linkages between research, policy and practice, while contributing in making Europe a global leader in the domain.


  • Catalogue of Design enabled Innovations in the urban sector
  • EU-wide Open Call for Design enabled innovation projects
  • Communication strategy for policy makers
  • Urban Design enabled Innovation Tools
  • Training modules



  • Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani Toscana (ANCI), Italy
  • Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, United Kingdom
  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • RAM - Central Stara Planina, Bulgaria
  • University of Valencia, Spain
  • Worldcrunch, France
  • Vale do Ave Municipalities Association, Portugal
  • Surrey Business School, United Kingdom
  • EGTC Efxini Poli SolidarCity Network, Greece
  • bwcon GmbH, DEUTSCHLAND

Duration: June 2017 – May 2021

Client/program: Horizon 2020



AP Lara Trikha


Lara Trikha

Beraterin Geschäftsentwicklung & Internationales Projektmanagement

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