Design in Action (DiA) was a £4 million KE hub(AH/J005126/1) bringing together the five major art and design institutes across Scotland, with St Andrews as an evaluation partner, and was one of fourUK hubs funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The aim for the Hubs articulated by the AHRC was dual: to engage both with the challenges of co-production and community engagement, and the challenge of developing commercial applications of arts and humanities research in the creative sector.DiA explicitly engaged the discipline of design as strategy for economic growth and innovation and to test the value of design-led innovation across fields of knowledge, business boundaries, technology and current policy.

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