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  • About Design for Enterprises
    of design And you know it is possible because design has made a decisive difference to your enterprise s image and growth WHO NEEDS DESIGN EXCEL Design Excel is for enterprises that already make design the central strategy of their organisation and design thinking is instilled into the DNA of every team member With Design Excel businesses can explore the potential of design at the highest level set global benchmarks and inspire others through design thought leadership HOW WILL DESIGN EXCEL HELP YOU Design Excel will widen your horizons for gaining design knowledge open up channels for enhancing design performance and expand your sphere of influence through multiple platforms and channels WHAT PROGRAMMES AWAIT YOU Upcoming programmes will provide you with opportunities to tap the minds and skills of internationally renowned design gurus groom a new breed of creative leaders in your organisation and achieve international recognition For more information on the programmes and the application process please contact Design for Enterprises Centre 140 Hill Street 01 04 Old Hill Street Police Station Singapore 179369 Opening Hours Weekdays from 9 30am to 5 30pm Hotline 65 6333 3737 E mail info designforenterprise sg THE THREE KEY THRUSTS OF DESIGN FOR

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  • Design for Business Innovation Grant | Design for Enterprises
    Applicant must be a live business or company registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority with a physical presence in Singapore and with at least 30 local ownership All Consultants must be live businesses or companies registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority providing the following services relating to the whole product service design innovation development process excluding production a Design Consultancy b Consumer centric Design Research c Business Consultancy d Innovation Consultancy e Design Prototyping f Design IP Registration Assessment Criteria Project Assessment Concept and Merit of Proposal Project must involve the design and development of new or better products or services resulting in innovation differentiation and or new intellectual property Project must involve the improvement of processes practices and operations Proposed design must be original Itemised Project Budget Applicant Assessment Enterprise Applicant Potential for high sales and value added growth Nature of Business Staff Strength Sales Turnover and Profits for the past three years Projected Sales Turnover and Profits for the next three years Marketing Plans Lead Design Consultancy Applicant Company credentials and track record Years in practice Curriculum Vitae of consultant s in charge Portfolio and Awards The Design for Business Innovation Grant DBIG is a co funding financial incentive that supports enterprises in taking the first step for a more design driven business with the following objectives To encourage and support Singapore Enterprises towards a more Design driven business To improve the performance of Enterprises using good Design strategically for Business Competitive Advantage To encourage Designers to be more pro active in engaging Singapore Enterprises to adopt Design Innovation DBIG offers support for a wider range of qualifying services within the full design value chain Qualifying services include the following but exclude production costs Consumer centric Design Research Business Consultancy Innovation Consultancy Design Prototyping

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  • Productivity and Innovation Credit | Design for Enterprises
    Note Qualifying expenditure on approved Design Projects must be net of grants and subsidies Eligibility of Design Project All businesses will be eligible for the PIC for Design based on the amount they invest in design conducted primarily in Singapore Design Projects will be assessed based on each project submitted An eligible Design Project must meet a set of criteria The Design Project must relate to Product and Industrial Design activities resulting in the final design of a physical product For the purpose of the PIC Product and Industrial Design is defined as the professional specifications of creating and developing concepts or specifications that improve or enhance the functions value or appearance of physical products taking into account users needs marketability and production Activities of Design Projects which are not directly classified as Product and Industrial Design can be considered eligible if it is a component of the design process or design of the eligible final physical product The Design Project must result in the creation of new intellectual property IP through the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore IPOS in the form of a registered design or a patented invention The applicant must be the sole owner of the IP The Design Project must include activities in all of the following phases Design Phases Design research Idea generation Concept development Technical development and Communication At least three out of the five Design Phases must be conducted entirely in Singapore The Design Project must be completed within 2 years Note Design Service Providers which conduct design activities for another business and do not own the IP derived from the design project are not eligible for the PIC for Design Note The business must not be currently enjoying in the process of applying or pending approval for Double Tax Deduction for Market Development Scheme Section 14B of the Income Tax Act on this same project Eligibility of Designer A Designer must be a design professional with a design related tertiary academic qualification with at least a diploma level certification The eligibility of a Designer is contingent on DesignSingapore s approval Businesses can contact DesignSingapore to check the eligibility of academic qualifications Eligibility of Design Service Provider A Design Service Provider must be a business agency body which provides Product and Industrial Design consultancy services for any trade or business in accordance to their Principal Activities SSIC Code upon registration of the company or the nature of business The eligibility of a Design Service Provider is contingent on DesignSingapore s approval Businesses can contact DesignSingapore to check the eligibility of the types of Principal Activities and the nature of business Design Phases The Design Project must include activities in all of the following Design Phases Design Research Research and analysis activities which can be on going throughout the project should have direct impact on the design process and final product These activities must focus on understanding and addressing the needs of the target users They can also aim to understand market characteristics and

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  • Case Studies | Design for Enterprises
    DBIG PIC FEATURE STORIES Case Studies DESIGN DIRECTORY PROJECTS Post Project Project Listings NEWS EVENTS DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT FAQ Close MOST RECENT MOST POPULAR Close 07 Sep 11 Eu Yan Sang Close 02 Sep 11 Bodynits Close 02 Sep 11 Play

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  • Case Studies | Design for Enterprises
    DBIG PIC FEATURE STORIES Case Studies DESIGN DIRECTORY PROJECTS Post Project Project Listings NEWS EVENTS DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT FAQ Close MOST RECENT MOST POPULAR Close 07 Sep 11 Eu Yan Sang Close 02 Sep 11 Bodynits Close 02 Sep 11 Play

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  • Project Directory | Design for Enterprises
    PIC FEATURE STORIES Case Studies DESIGN DIRECTORY PROJECTS Post Project Project Listings NEWS EVENTS DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT FAQ Filter Project by Post a Project Advertising Architecture Branding Design Management Exhibition Design Fashion Design Furniture Design Graphic Design Industrial Product Design Interactive Design Interior Design Landscape Design Master Planning Visual Communications By Project Contract Value Please Select 0 9 999 10 000 49 999 50 000 99 999 100 000 499 999

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  • FAQs | Design for Enterprises
    These include Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Designers Association Singapore Interior Design Confederation Singapore Singapore Furniture Industry Council Singapore Institute of Architects Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects Singapore Institute of Planners Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore The Design Society Q I already have a design in mind Can I just get a registered Design Firm to look at it for professional advice A DFE is an advocate for meaningful partnerships and is a platform for designers to meet and work with enterprises to share on how design can make a difference to their businesses In general we would encourage a full partnership rather than just an advisory session However DFE is neutral if both parties are agreeable to the arrangement Design Directory Q What are the benefits of joining as a member A The membership aids in exposing Singapore based Enterprises and or Design firms to a wider platform for future business and creative opportunities This can also act as a medium for not just advertising and marketing companies but also as a platform where future clients and partners may view portfolios in order to make the most informed and appropriate choices for their projects As advocates for design that boosts companies in terms of not only sales but public knowledge we understand that the right collaboration is essential in any design project thus the most thorough and informed choice must be made and we are trying to facilitate just that Q Do I have to submit any supporting documents if any A Apart from the fields listed in the Sign up page companies are not required to submit supporting documents for the registration Q How soon after my application can I expect to be in the database A New memberships will be live in the Design Directory within 2 to 3 working days Q How long will my membership last A Membership is for lifetime however with inactivity that lasts over a year the membership will be removed from the directory Q Will you be charging companies for this service A No this service is free of charge Q Must my company be based in Singapore before I make an application submission A Foreign companies are welcome to apply for membership if they meet the criterion that all companies must adhere by but a physical structure or office should be available within Singapore even if the parent company is based overseas This is to ensure effective communication and partnerships with future clients The criterion would be specifically that companies are Registered or incorporated with a physical company in Singapore At least 30 local shareholding in Singapore are welcomed to apply Group fixed assets are worth below 15 million Have no more than 200 employees for companies in the services sector Minimum eligibility criteria as follows Minimum paid up capital of S 50 000 Current employment of at least 3 managerial staff Turnover of at least S 50 000 Annual total business spending of at least S 250 000 for

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  • News | Design for Enterprises
    call to recruit Design Facilitators for the Design Engage Programme THE DESIGN ENGAGE PROGRAMME As part of the Design for Enterprises initiative the Design Engage Programme aims to help enterprises learn how to integrate strategic design thinking into their business processes for competitive advantage and profits Under the Programme the company will be guided by a Design Facilitator who will equip them with the tools and skills necessary to exploit design strategies for greater differentiation WHO ARE DESIGN FACILITATORS Design Facilitators are appointed by IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore to conduct and deliver the Programme They are required to have the requisite skills knowledge and experience in design and business management WHAT IS THE ROLE OF DESIGN FACILITATORS Design Facilitators will help enterprises learn and understand key design thinking principles At the end of the engagement the enterprises will be able to incorporate design as a holistic strategy using the Design Facilitator s recommendations HOW TO APPLY Click here for more details on the application process Closing date for submission of application form is by 19th October 2012 Friday 5pm Design Engage Programme Open Call for Design Facilitators 24 Sep 12 Design for Enterprises is conducting an open call to

    Original URL path: http://designforenterprises.sg/newsdetails.aspx?id=366 (2012-12-22)
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