New program provides platform for green design

Australia Council for the Arts,
19 September 2007, Australia

One hundred small environmental design companies will have the opportunity to build their business through the Australian Design Platform.
A program to enable design firms develop their eco-design and entrepreneurial skills, the Australian Design Platform will soon be launched, having recently been awarded $365,000 in AusIndustry funding. Through the Australian Design Platform, designers will develop their ideas on the factory floor and manufacturers will have access to new ideas from contemporary designers.
The Australian Design Platform received funding through AusIndustry’s Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business (BESB) program. The Australia Council’s Visual Arts Board provided seed funding and advice to the program’s managersthrough the Maker to Manufacturer to Market initiative.