Design Foundation Finland´s service centre, located in Lahti, serves small and medium-sized Finnish businesses where the utilization rate of design is currently relatively low.

The Design Service Center studies the effectiveness and increases the understanding of design in both private and public sector and seeks new applications for design.

Founded in 2009, the Foundation carries out its mission in co-operation with universities, polytechnics, design actors and the business community.

In addition to project funding, The Foundation´s activities are funded by private individuals donations. The Foundation´s decision-making body is the Board and the tasks of the foundation have been defined at the Rules.