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Design Challenges

Design Challenges are open innovation competitions developing practical solutions to social problems. They’re used and funded by charities, trusts and foundations, government bodies and corporations. Learn more about funding a Design Challenge.


As a campaigning charity, we champion the many ways design can transform lives. Our campaigns address broad social themes, and the ways in which design can be used to benefit society. These include design in the public sector, design for economic growth, and design for active and healthy communities. Learn more about backing a campaign.

Research projects

Our campaigning work is underpinned by a research programme that investigates the latest trends in, and impact of, design. We often pursue research projects with partners who share our desire to understand a particular issue around design in relation to business or public policy. Learn more about supporting our research.

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