Design Flanders is a knowledge centre for design and design management. In 2010 the Flemish government started the initiative ’Flanders Care’ as an important pillar in the Flanders In Action 2020 plan. In this initiative Care, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are combined to improve the care economy. Results of the DAA project can serve as policy recommendations for Flanders Care. Furthermore Design Flanders has established good contacts with the public sector, especially local authorities. Design Flanders and the Association of the Flemish Cities and Municipalities have been working together for two years to convince the public sector to implement design strategies in their policies.
Design Flanders has a pool of almost 600 qualitative selected designers, from industrial designers, graphic designers, web designers, communication designers, craft designers, furniture designers, and several service designers.