Project outline


Competence Centre for Design Management 2.0 (KCDM 2.0) is a reference partner in the management of design processes for the development of new products, services, communications and investments in the business infrastructure, which based on strategic design management.

Its focus is on promoting awareness and accessibility of knowledge needed to develop strong brands and achieve the standards of business excellence using design.                                 

The 2nd generation partnerships of the Competence Centre for Design Management – i.e. KCDM 2.0 Basic (Osnovni) and KCDM 2.0 Advanced (Napredni) – are the successors of the first KCDM 2013–2015 competence centre. The partnerships, which work in tandem, connect a total of 37 Slovenian companies who see a close integration of design in their business processes and strategies as an opportunity to stand out from the competition and increase the added value of their products.

The objective of the project for those companies who already participated in the first KCDM (KCDM 2.0 Advanced) is to systematically implement the processes and methods that would increase the innovative capacity based on systematic recognition of new user needs and brand touchpoint improvements, which will encourage the cooperation between different and highly qualified multi-disciplinary profiles on companies’ projects, and upgrade the knowledge in the field of creating and managing brands and design innovation among partners. 

The objective for those companies who are new members of the KCDM 2.0 project (KCDM 2.0 Basic) is to equip the new generation of Slovene companies with the skills and competences required for efficient design management. These are the companies who have been tracking the activities and results of the competence centre during or after the implementation of the first KCDM (2013–2015) and recognized in them the potential to take their brands to the next level, make improvements to the processes or develop a new generation of user-oriented products or services.

Project partners:

Advanced KCDM 2.0

  • ADRIA DOM d.o.o.
  • ADRIA MOBIL, d.o.o. Novo mesto
  • STUDIO MODERNA d.o.o.
  • SIP, d.d. Šempeter v Savinjski dolini
  • INTRA LIGHTING d.o.o.
  • TEHNOLOŠKI PARK LJUBLJANA d.o.o.
  • SEASCAPE d.o.o.
  • KONSTRUKCIJE SCHWARZMANN d.o.o.
  • M – Schwarzmann d.o.o.
  • VANEMA d.o.o.
  • ABC Accelerator, d.o.o.
  • RDEČI OBLAK d.o.o.
  • HEBA d.o.o.
  • NEC, CERKNICA
  • Mojca Mihailovič-Škrinjar s.p.
  • Miran Ogrin s.p.
  • Primož Mahne s.p.

Basic KCDM 2.0

  • ELAN, d.o.o.
  • ALPINA, d.o.o.
  • JUB d.o.o.
  • STEKLARNA HRASTNIK d.o.o.
  • GORENJE, d.d.
  • TERMO-TEHNIKA d.o.o.
  • GOSTOL TST d.d.
  • PIŠEK – VITLI KRPAN, d.o.o.
  • PLASTIKA SKAZA d.o.o.
  • GIGODESIGN d.o.o.
  • DOORSON d.o.o.
  • Razvojni center SRCA SLOVENIJE, d.o.o.
  • MAO, Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje
  • AREA GEA zavod
  • CEED
  • Tadeja Trojar Jan, s.p.
  • ZDRUŽENJE SZK
  • Metrel d.o.o
  • Iola
  • Evropski razvojni inštitut