Could place-based innovation strategies use design to accelerate local growth?

The Design Council’s latest report, Design Economy 2018, aims to demonstrate and measure the impact of design as a driver for growth and innovation to create significant value for the UK economy.

Findings from the report reveal a link between firms’ investment in design and their investment in R&D, which leads to innovation and the creation of value.

The report reveals a positive correlation between integration of design and a firm’s propensity for innovation.