Creating Awareness of Design and Product Development
YEAR 2005

CREATING AWARENESS OF
DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
AS A TOOL OF OBTAINING
COMPETITIVENESS

Background: A first of its kind project funded by the European Union to build the capacity of the designers in product designing through training, research, exposure visits & hands-on exercises, and link them with the respective local industries.

Major Activities: Training to the Trainee Designers, Fair Visits, Product Design (Jute, Basketries, Handmade Paper Products), Product Development, Seminar & Exhibition, Publication

Project Duration: 12-month
Project Funded by: European Union
Project Implemented by: Design and Technology Centre Ltd. (DTC)
Project Partner: ECOTA Fair Trade Forum

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YEAR 2013

BUILDING CAPACITY OF
BANGLADESH INDUSTRIES OWNERS’
ASSOCIATION

Background: A first of its kind collaborative project for the then burgeoning furniture manufacturers of this country. The sole objective was to help the small-scale furniture manufacturers discover the power of technology and train to elevate their design quality and increase the production capacity.

Major Activities: Wood Seasoning, Chair-Dining Table-Wardrobe-Bed-Chest of Drawer-Sofa Manufacturing, Lacquer Finish, Trigger Machine Usage, Understanding the Machines and Tools required for a small furniture factory and their cost involvements, Modern Furniture Factory Management & Security System Development

Project Duration: 24-month
Total Training Sessions: 66
Participants: 4006 from 524 SMEs
Implementation Areas: Key districts of the country like Sylhet, Barisal, Khulna, Noakhali, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Bolirhath, Bogra, Dhaka (Sutrapur, Mirpur, Gulshan)
Project Funded by: European Union & GoB
Project Implemented by: Design and Technology Centre Ltd. (DTC)
Project Taken under: Bangladesh INSPIRED (Developing SMEs)

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Building Capacity of Bangladesh Industries Owner's Association