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Research business design thinking innovation 2
Leading Organizational Transformation
Business Design & Innovation
Tripod II

Business Design & Innovation

Tripod II

Serving transregional SMEs

Type project Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen
Project partners Lille Design (FR, Lead partner), Aditec Pas-de-Calais (FR), CCI Grand Lille (FR), Ruches d’entreprises Nord de France (FR), Designregio Kortrijk (VL), Antwerp Management School (VL), Design Innovation (WA), Progress/Maison du Design (WA), IDETA (WA), Héracles (WA), Wallonie Design (WA) Associated partners: Université de Mons (WA), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Douai – Incubateur APUI (FR)
Duration January 10, 2016 - March 31, 2021
Contact person Roel De Rijck

This research project was established with the support of Interreg France-Wallonie.

Serving transregional SMEs

In an increasingly competitive environment, design is truly a strategic tool to reinforce the innovation and creativity in companies that are worried about their evolution and growth. In the heart of the euro-region, businesses such as ISI Plast, Ocular or Deknudt Mirrors, learned to integrate design methods and use them as a competitive advantage.

TRIPOD combines the power and expertise from different partners who are active in the support of economic growth in Flanders, Wallonia and Hauts-de-France. This allows them to support businesses with the application of design methods to help them grow their competitive power and learn to distinguish themselves.

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Design tripod

Tripod offers the following services:

For companies:

  • Support that integrates the new practices of design management;
  • A design management training for the company and during the development of innovation projects
  • Participation in transregional events to accelerate projects

For professional designers:

Possibilities for collaborations with companies;Promotion and valorization of their activities;Participation in and activation of a transregional network of designers.


This project is carried out in collaboration with cross-border partners to make optimal use of the exchange between expertise and know-how.

These activities are managed in regular consultation with the operators of other projects in the GoToS3 portfolio.

This project is realized with the support of the European Fund for Regional Development – Avec le soutien du Fonds européen de développement régional Interreg V France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen.

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