Your company can get financial funding to explore ideas for early-phase innovation that can open exiting doors to the future. Low risk, explorative and user-centred. The application deadline for DIP from DOGA is June 1, 2020. If you’re ambitious about your future business, you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity to innovate with design thinking.
Seek DIP funding with designers in EGGS
With DIP (Designdrevet innovasjonsprogram) from DOGA companies from the private sector can apply for funding to include designers in the early idea phase of an innovation process. By including designers early in the innovation process you increase your chances of developing innovative services, applications or products that better match the user's actual needs.
We in EGGS are now seeking ambitious Norwegian companies that are ready to explore new opportunities for innovation. Do you want to explore a new business idea outside your current daily business? Do you need financial support to fulfil this? Well, then we’d like to talk to you about together applying for innovation funding from DIP from DOGA.
We know how to do a DIP-project
We have many years of experience with applying for DIP funding and conducting DIP projects following the methods of design-driven innovation. Our interdisciplinary profile spans physical and digital products, brands, services, as well as technology applications and business concepts.
Criteria for DIP
All private, VAT-registered goods and services companies, organizations or institutions can apply for DIP support. Individuals and public enterprises cannot apply for support. Applications from companies that have not previously received DIP support are prioritized. The project must be rooted in top management.
Founded on the needs of users
Use of design expertise
Degree of innovation
Dissemination of results
DOGA's hard deadline for applications is June 1, 2020. We would, therefore, like to start the conversation with you as soon as possible. Writing applications take time so we'd love to start our conversation with you in April and to write the application in April and May.
How to apply
The application form is on DOGA's website. It is a online form, in Norwegian, where you have to describe the process, the budget and how you intend to use designers. Take care to describe the project supported by numbers and facts. The application is considered in its entirety, with special emphasis on specific criteria.
Why use designers in the early phase of innovation processes?
Doga shares that companies that have chosen to apply design methods in innovation processes increase the success rates of the innovations. Not only do the companies that use designers perform better financially, they are also more robust for the future. Much of this is attributed to the strong focus of that designers have on identifying and solving actual user needs. However, we see two additional reasons for today’s leading companies within innovation; they work systematically with megatrends and alternative futures, and they anchor their innovations to one or several of the UN's 13 sustainability goals.
Designing for the future with megatrends and UN’s sustainability goals
We have developed innovation-methods for exploring and including future megatrends into the innovation projects we undertake. The megatrends we use are based on research by Copenhagen Institute for Futures studies. By including megatrends into innovation projects we explore future solutions based on documented and ongoing 13 megatrends in society. One of these is sustainability and the UN’s 13 Sustainability Goals are now systematically addressed in all new innovation projects that we undertake.
Examples of DIP projects we have conducted (in Norwegian)
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