VISIT
Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre

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111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

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Everyday 9am to 9pm

Design For designers and enterprises

Good Design Research

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Develop a practice of design research for your business to make an impact on People, Planet and Profit with the Good Design Research (GDR) programme from early 2024.

Sonic Walks by Sistrum (left) and hand-mould pleated fabric by GINLEE Studio (right). Photos courtesy of Sistrum and GINLEE Studio.

Innovate with design research to:

  • Expand potential business offerings to thrive in evolving markets
  • Explore ideas and test the viability of potential solutions before going all in
  • Create insight-driven impact for more sustainable and inclusive futures

Let’s work together

We believe you can create impactful and sustainable solutions through building a practice of design research. We’re looking for businesses who:

Invest in change

You are committed and able to put in time, energy and finances to achieve breakthroughs.

Collaborate with others

You are open to different perspectives and learning from others to drive impact.

Strive for tangible wins

You are a realistic dreamer who values applicable outcomes and actionable insights.


Featured alumni

Discover the impact of Good Design Research

Past recipients of the grant have advanced their projects in areas such as climate solutions, human-centred tech and systems of care. Read their stories here.


How GDR will help

Funding

Up to 70% of project costs (capped at SGD $50,000 for qualifying costs)

Research

Develop insights to craft a feasible Proof of Concept for your intended impact

Profiling

Opportunities for your projects to gain exposure across industries and communities


Kickstart your innovation journey

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VISIT
Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre