Päijät-Hämeen muotoilun tiekartta

The design is the main area of the smart specialization in the region of Päijät-Häme, and also one of the key factors of competitiveness in the region. In order to reach the set goals, a road map for the concrete actions both in the short and long term is needed.

Päijät-Häme Design Road Map outlines the goals and actions for the use, visibility and strategic status of design in the region. A shared vision, goals, key themes, and national and international action plans will be created. Päijät-Hämeen liitto, the City of Lahti, LUT, Ladec, Finnish Design Foundation, manufacturing industry of the region, SME-companies, and the design professionals and university students implement the project in cooperation.

As a result of the project, the road map for increasing the use, visibility and strategic status of design in the region of
Päijät-Häme is created. In the short term, the roles of key actors are clarified and the operations model to implement the set goals and actions is created.

In the long term, the awareness of design as one of the smart specialization areas has increased both in the national
and international level. The position of the design cluster of the region has strengthened and become the leading
design cluster nationally.
Project period
Project state
Project area
Project funding
ERDF 2014-2020
LAB role
Lead partner
Institute of Design and Fine Arts
Project focus area
Project managers