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  • Date:
  • Location: Danish Design Centre,
    Copenhagen, Denmark


The Danish Design Centre, in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School’s Public-Private Platform, is inviting policy makers, public managers and academics to discuss the expanding field of design. Both from a research and practice perspective, seeing how design is going beyond industrial design to service design and to design for policy. As an approach to working systematically with change, design methods are now offering a different way of policy making: user- centred, experimental, iterative and visual by nature.

While the Danish Design Centre and the CBS Public-Private Platform think they are on to something important, they recognise that it takes a village.

Therefore, both parties want to co-create this new model of systematic experimentation with leading policy makers, public managers and academics and invite you to join in leading the experimental policy revolution for a full day in Copenhagen.

The Aim is twofold:

  1. To contribute to the emerging practice of systematic policy experimentation
  2. To identify the key research agendas that can take the field even further.

Throughout the day case studies and insights from the DDC, CBS and globally from a range of leading organisations and academics, will be explored in order to shape a future agenda for design-driven policy experimentation.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ann Mettler, Director, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission (EU)
  • Bjarne Corydon, Director, McKinsey Global Institute for Public Sector, and former Minister of Finance (DK)
  • Albert Bravo-Biosca, Head, Innovation Growth Lab, NESTA
  • Agnes Kwek, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
  • Giulio Quaggiotto, Advisor, Innovation, Prime Minister’s Office (UAE)
  • Rachel Cooper, Distinguished Professor, Lancaster University
  • Anders Sørensen, Professor, Centre for Innovation (CFI), Copenhagen Business School
  • Denise Meredyth, Professor, University of South Australia
  • Anders Hoffmann, Deputy director general, Danish Business Authority
  • Charles Leadbeater, Innovation Expert, Author & Advisor
  • Taina Kulmala, Ministerial Advisor, Head of Policy Analysis Unit, Prime Minister’s Office (FIN)
  • Sune Knudsen, COO, Danish Design Centre

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