National Design Centre - Request for Tenders - Announcement December 2019

As a commitment under Project Ireland 2040, a National Design Centre will be established as an incubation, training and demonstration capacity in the regions to support market-led innovation in Irish-based enterprises to grow international sales. This is a momentous milestone for design in Ireland.

Yesterday the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, announced the RfT for the scoping for the National Design Centre. This a momentous milestone for design in Ireland and we want to share the news with IDI members.

National Design Centre - Request for Tenders for the Provision of Consultancy Services for the Scoping of Options for a National Design Centre for Digital, Product and Strategic Design
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E-Tenders Website

In considering any major project initiative, there are usually a number of areas that must be addressed in order to scope out the size of the project, to understand and define its constituent elements, to mark out the range of its areas of focus and concern, and to set out the scale of ambition envisaged. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is seeking tenders for a scoping document which will examine options and make recommendations on how best to address a number of specific points so that the National Design Centre will achieve its objectives.