International networks

The Politecnico di Milano’s Design System is an active part of a number of international networks for the promotion of design, including:

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DESIS - Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability

A network of design laboratories at design-oriented schools and universities actively involved in promoting and supporting sustainable change. website

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LENS - The Learning Network on Sustainability

An Asian-European network for curriculum development concerning Design for Sustainability, focusing on innovation in the product/service system.
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CUMULUS

The only global association to serve design education and research, it provides a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. It currently has 226 members from 49 countries.
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MEDes - Master of European Design

The only network of its kind, consisting of the seven most important European Schools of Design: Aalto, ENSCI, GSA, KISD, Konstfack, Politecnico di Milano and Universidade de Aveiro.
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BEDA

Counting 46 members, including publicly funded centres and organisations which promote design on a national and local scale, and professional and trade associations from all over Europe.
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Icsid - The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design

A non-profit organisation which safeguards and promotes the interests of design professionals.
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