Designscapes is an H2020 project with the ambition to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities to encourage the adoption of Design Enabled Innovation by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

In simple terms, we are looking for innovative solutions to help in facing challenges in the urban context. The best innovations are design-enabled, user-centered, embedded into an urban environment, practical and easily understood.

Deadlines and funding

Anybody who is willing to solve urbanization related challenges is welcome to apply for the DESIGNSCAPES call, yet specifically designers and creative entrepreneurs. Both existing and completely new ideas and solutions may be entered. The call is divided into three stages:

  • Feasibility Studies


  • Prototypes

    OPENING DATE:27.10.2018

    DEADLINE:31.05.2019 (5PM CEST)


  • Scalability Proofs

    OPENING DATE:01.06.2019

    DEADLINE:29.11.2019 (5PM CET)


These stages are completely independent from one another, which means applicants can decide to participate to any of these stages but being successful in one does not create any advantage for the following rounds.

How to apply?

Download the official text of the Designscapes Open Call for Pilot Proposal and the detailed Guidelines for Applicants.

Please fill in our Online Application Form available here. You can make any changes until the deadline of the Call, but we recommend you preparing the full proposal draft offline first, using the Courtesy Application Form.
We hereby bring to the attention of applicants that the par. 3.2 Design Embedment has been slightly reviewed in the Courtesy Application Form. This does not affect the online application form, which remains unchanged. 
After submitting your application, you will receive an email with the link to your proposal. By logging in with your personal ID you can then make further changes, until the Call expires.

Applicants should attach to the Online Application Form:

Proposals failing to attach these three documents signed (two only in case of Stage 1 applications) will be rejected as ineligible for funding

A FAQ page can be retrieved here.

For further questions or for any technical difficulty, please send an email to

What will happen to your pilot project?

The DESIGNSCAPES consortium will not claim any IPR (Intellectual Property Right) on any material or output released by you as a successful applicant. In addition, you will be fully licensed to use – free of any charge – the whole foreground knowledge we are producing during the project, for a better execution of your pilot activities.

In return, we ask you to put your results at free disposal of the public domain, unless there are any elements of your background or foreground knowledge where you would like to claim an IPR, for legitimate reasons, including trademark or patent registration or safeguard of your business perspective.

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