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Mission Statement

Creating a Robust Design Innovation Ecosystem. Helping corporations move up the design ladder and provide support for leading design companies to navigate the next decade of industrial innovation in Taiwan.

The TDRI has three missions: First, increase the influence of design through cross-departmental cooperation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Second, launch a design innovation platform for young designers to unleash their talent. Third, help businesses move up the design ladder by treating design as an inseparable part of operational strategies.

International Role

We have continuingly played a role in facilitating design exchanges between Taiwan and the rest of the world. In 2011, we hosted the International Design Alliance’s (IDA) Congress in Taipei. It was the IDA’s first international design event and won itself the world acclaim as a host. In 2016, our project, the World Design Capital (WDC) received the 2017 Design Value Award from the International Design Management Institute (DMI).

We assist industries in Taiwan to export their design overseas with the network has established with partners and its representative in countries, such as Japan, the United States, and Germany. In addition, we host the most influential design award in Asia to obtain the international recognition and acknowledgment, and to promote Taiwan’s design and perspectives to the world.

National Role

A cross-boundary, integrative design platform for value creation services.

A think-tank for design-driven innovation and research at the international level.

The TDRI plans to consolidate public resources from a wide range of government agencies with “the power of design,” promoting design as a central governance value and as a national defense strategy. The Institute is expected to guide the sustainable development of industries and society, which should in turn improve the living quality of the general public. It can assist the government in making national design policy and increasing governance efficiency. In addition, through an integrated interdisciplinary approach, the Institute will introduce design-based thinking into government administration, drive talent cultivation in the private sector, and build businesses that lead the design industry.

Faculties and Departments

TDRI is a Taiwanese non-profit organization with a vision to provide an interdisciplinary value-added design service platform. It is divided into three divisions with a total of 13 sections, comprising 192 employees in total.

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