Design has a strong tradition in the Päijät-Häme Region. Co-operation between the Institute of Design, which is part of LAB University of Applied Sciences, and companies has the utmost importance in creation of regional design cluster. Design creates added value to national and regional level competitiveness what comes to business. Companies in Päijät-Häme utilize design knowledge in industrial production.     

The design expertise in Päijät-Häme is especially focused on industrial design, brand, communication, and information design. The goal is to raise SME’s competitiveness by using design to improve quality grade of products and services as well as user-friendliness. Region’s civil servants and representatives of universities and business community hold twice a year a Design meeting to exchange information and assess activities concerning regional development in design.

Päijät-Häme design roadmap is coordinated by the LAB University of Applied Sciences. Roadmap process brings together region’s actors including business. It outlines the goals and actions for the use, visibility and strategic status of design in the region. Roadmap will be ready by the end of 2020.

For further information

Riika Kivelä
Project Manager
+358 44 371 9454