Design Foundation Finland supports design research that improves the competitiveness of businesses
We actively develope and implement design-related research and development projects. One of our most significant research projects was implemented in cooperation with the Finnish Labor Union.
The Design Foundation annually awards grants for theses and Master's theses dealing with design. The foundation is also happy to help students find qualified supervisors for their research, as well as obtain expert assistance in all matters related to design.
During 2010-2014, the Design Foundation co-financed two professorships in design at Aalto University. The focus of the professorships was on international product development and new applications in design.
The Foundation's Design Service Centre focuses on researching the effectiveness of design, finding new applications for design, and conducting practical experiments in design in cooperation with domestic businesses and universities. The Foundation is actively looking for partners for design development work.