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  1. 2. Sustainability and ecodesign are key strategic issues for the design sector. There has been lots of sustainability support delivered to other business sectors but the design sector remains underrepresented in this support.
  2. 3. stage 1 – feasibility study
  3. 6. <ul><li>There are a number of key barriers to the implementation of </li></ul><ul><li>ecodesign by the Welsh design sector. These include: </li></ul><ul><li>lack of control over the design brief </li></ul><ul><li>low confidence to introduce sustainability considerations to design specification </li></ul><ul><li>lack of readily accessible and useful information </li></ul><ul><li>incoherent and inconsistent drivers from the public sector e.g. procurement </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>The key enablers would be: </li></ul><ul><li>networks and knowledge exchange </li></ul><ul><li>clear market signals – pricing, reducing risk and legislation </li></ul><ul><li>procurement process that are supportive of SME constraints </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative pitching </li></ul>
  5. 8. stage 2 – KEP
  6. 9. <ul><li>This KEP will develop a knowledge exchange network on </li></ul><ul><li>ecodesign for the professional design sectors in Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>The network will exchange knowledge on </li></ul><ul><li>ecodesign methodologies, management frameworks and processes </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable materials </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable technologies </li></ul><ul><li>innovative business models </li></ul><ul><li>18 months </li></ul>
  7. 10. Dr. Mike Pitts Manager Sustainable Tech. Chemistry Innovation KTN Chris Lefteri Creative Industries KTN Ed Gillespie Creative Director Futerra Peter Shonfield Technical Director PE-International Josephine Green Senior Director of Strategy Philips Design John Thackara Ramon Arriata Sustainability director InterfaceFlor Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius Principle Kaos Pilots

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