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On Thursday and Friday, 18-19 November, 60 people met in Amsterdam for the Project Leaders’ Round Table. Our aim was to learn from each other about success factors in design research projects. We heard about projects that were based in real-world issues or situations; were multi-party collaborations and involved new actors, and new partners; and in which new technology was a means, but not as an end-in-itself. These stories involved Tools For Citizen Services and ‘Touching The State’; Resource Ecologies involving Food, Space, People; and projects to do with Locality As Interface | Creative Communities | Design And Local Knowledge. A more detailed account of the event, and a reflection on its conclusions, will be posted here shortly.