Design Forum Date Online 2020: Business, design and purpose


13:30 – 16:00

Lahti Science Week



How should we build business when old business models are breaking down and competitive edge is gained in new ways? In the future, will success come to companies that only seek fast growth – or to those who act perseveringly and responsibly and produce more purposeful products and services?

At Design Forum Date we discussed how the competitiveness of an enterprise can be increased with design competence, how value and meaning can be produced to customers, and sustainable methods developed at the same time.

The speakers were:

Petteri Kolinen, CEO / Design Forum Finland
Ville Tikka, CEO / Poem Company
Petro Lahtinen, Founder, CEO / Woodio
Mikko Koponen, Sales Director / Finlayson
Koen Meerkerk & Hugo de Boon / Fruitleather Rotterdam (in English)

The event was moderated by technology entrepreneur Maria Ritola.

Design Forum Date was a part of Lahti Science Week. It was organized in cooperation with the Design Venture program and LAB University of Applied Sciences in Lahti.

Photo: Petri Anttila

Saija Malila

Producer, Design Forum events, Service Designer

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