From developing innovative products that improve day-to-day life for someone with dementia to identifying improvements for complex public services, design plays a vital role in tackling the big social challenges of today.

Design can make a significant and tangible contribution to solving complex challenges that affect us all such as our ageing population or public health issues.

Our social innovation programmes set out to bring about systemic change in the way solutions, services and products are designed, developed and delivered and to create the conditions for social innovation to flourish. We also forge connections between the communities and stakeholders affected by an issue in order to ensure that the work has a lasting legacy and meets real people’s needs.

We frequently work with partners and sponsors to expand the impact of our social innovation delivery. You can learn more about our past projects and support options on the Support a Project page

Our Social Innovation programmes

Success stories