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Sustain programme


Sustain is an annual programme designed to support the development of non-profit projects that require the use of design tools. The call for projects takes place every year, and the agency's support for project leaders is structured around several key phases (immersion, ideation, design, prototyping, etc.) which last nine months.

Who can apply?

This call for projects is aimed at not-for-profit organisations (legal or not, public or private) whose missions or projects meet the objectives of sustainable development as defined by the United Nations. These objectives address a range of economic and social needs, including education, health, social protection and employment opportunities, while combating climate change and protecting the environment.


Applications for the selection process open on 1 February of the current year and follow the following timetable:

  • mid-March - end of applications.
  • From mid-March to the end of March - initial pre-selection of ten projects.
  • End of March - selection of the winning project by a jury.
  • Early April to late December - co-design and prototyping of the solution.

How to apply

Applications are made using a short form (typeform) sent out with the call for projects. The winning project will be selected on the basis of its originality and innovative nature, its public-interest dimension, its feasibility and the applicant's motivation.