Briefing Session: Good Design Research Grant (Nov 2021)

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The Good Design Research Grant is now open for application!

The Good Design Research (GDR) initiative by DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) empowers designers to build deep domain knowledge through applied research, tackling pressing global and societal challenges such as pollution, climate change, inequality, technological disruptions and many more.

For this upcoming GDR grant call, Dsg is inviting interested designers across disciplines to submit a proposal for support. Selected designers will receive a grant of up to S$50,000, alongside guidance from industry mentors and active media support. Designers will also be able to tap into our wide network of partners to collaborate and exchange ideas, strengthening your project with experts across sectors.

The proposal could be (1) self-initiated (2) inspired from one of our open challenges or (3) in response to real-world challenge statements below that could turn into an actual business opportunities:

  1. (Busy Bees) How might we design infrastructure and playscapes that promote sustainability in childcare and engage children to care for our environment?
  2. (Grab) How might we design sustainable and cost-effective packaging for food delivery in Singapore, or even Southeast Asia?
  3. (Tsao Foundation) How might we design for an age-friendly environment in Whampoa, that can enable older persons to continue to lead independent, healthy, engaged, and purposeful lives even as Covid-19 becomes endemic?
  4. (Tsao Foundation) How might we use technology to offer hybrid online-offline experiences that can better engage seniors, build resilience, and strengthen their sense of community?

Download our Appplication Kit and join us for this upcoming session to hear from our partners directly and find out everything you need to know to apply!

Note that attendance for this briefing is not mandatory to apply for the grant.

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4:00-4:05pm Introduction (5min)

4:05-4:15pm Grab's Challenge Statement (10min)

4:15-4:25pm Busy Bee's Challenge Statement (10min)

4:25-4:35pm Tsao Foundation's Challenge Statement (10min)

4:35-4:45pm About the GDR grant call (10min)

4:45-5:00pm Q&A (15 min)

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DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. The Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

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