Information for Partners

Would you like to work with our talented students on your policy challenge next year? We are looking for project partners for the 2023 Design for Government!

Every year we collaborate with Finnish Ministries and public authorities to work together in current national-level issues with a human-centred and systemic approach. The course starts in March 2023 and lasts for 12 weeks.

Partners are required to:

  • Co-define a project challenge together with DfG team
  • Participate in 4 course sessions: Round table (March), Mid-term feedback (April), Ideation (May) Final Show event (24th May 2023)
  • Pay the Aalto’s standard commission fee

Partners will get:

  • Working group with representatives from Ministries, service agencies and other relevant stakeholders
  • Qualitative research and systemic analysis of a given challenge by 2-3 teams
  • Concrete proposals to a given challenge by 2-3 teams
  • 4 Blogs newsletters reporting on findings and work in progress
  • Final Reports and Final presentation videos
  • Internal and external visibility

As a result of this course, you will receive a project proposal, compiled in a project report and final presentation. As part of the course activities, students conduct ethnographic qualitative research, involve different stakeholder groups in framing a shared understanding of the problem area, analyse opportunities with systems thinking perspective and design behavioural-based interventions. The DfG project proposals inform both policy-framing and policy implementations, by providing concrete examples of a policy in use within diverse realities and stakeholders involved.

You can find previous year’s examples here!

Are you interested in collaborating with DfG?

To discuss project collaborations for the Design for Government 2023 course please contact Núria Solsona (Professor, course leader of Design for Government).

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Previous partners