Design Research (pilot)
The coalition agreement states that the creative industry will be involved in societal challenges. State Secretary Gunay Uslu then writes in her outline letter about the impact of the coalition agreement: 'The innovative power of the creative industry is great. Makers and institutions in design disciplines such as architecture, design and digital culture can make an important contribution to tackling social issues such as energy transition and housing challenges. Designers have the knowledge and skill to show the possible future and alternatives with imagination. Moreover, it is important that the perspective of the user and citizen is properly included. Designers are ideally placed to do this. I will strengthen the use of design in social tasks by starting a program this year that increases the impact of design research. For this I am working together with the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, CLICKNL, the Social Creative Council, the Topteam Creatieve Industrie and the Chief Government Architect and his college.'
Pilot & program
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has earmarked €9 million for a program to strengthen the impact of design research on social issues. The intended duration of this program is three years, from 2023 to 2025.