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Design, A Catalyst for Innovation

Carole Collet

Professor Carole Collet,Textile Futures Research Centre and Dani Salvadori, Director of Innovation from Central Saint Martins, joined by Suzanne Lee of Biocouture, will discuss the challenges and rewards of design as a catalyst for innovation at the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Istanbul.

To meet the demands of today’s sophisticated consumers in a world with limited resources we must use every lever at our disposal. Design can be one of the most useful to help us become more sustainable and to smooth the path from scientific and technological invention into business success. This is as true in the textile and fashion industries as it is in engineering and technology.

As businesses need to operate within increasingly complex global and local economic systems, the planet demands we do everything with one eye on a healthy future. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London is at the leading edge of design as a tool for sustainable strategies that lead to innovation in industry and business. But to stay at the forefront and forecast the future its researchers must continually look way over the horizon.

20-22 May 2014
The Seed
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Istanbul