Representatives of all DESTEX participant institutions at the kick off DESTEX meeting.
The DESTEX partnership comprises eight institutions from five European countries: Sweden, Greece, Italy, Spain and Denmark. This is a mixture of institutions with different profiles, capcities and complementary competences (higher education institutions, training centers, SME’s companies, non-profit institutions and business associations).
Hoegskolan I Borås
University of Borås (UB) plays a leading role in the development and application of textiles and fashion in research, industry, and society in Sweden. Design, technology, and management of textiles are the three major fields under the research and education environment with well-equipped laboratories, workshops and full scale facilities in knitting, weaving, finishing, dyeing, printing, 3Dprinting, digital inkjet printing, sewing and assembly in the Swedish School of Textiles (THS) of UB. Research and education at Textile Materials Technology (TMT) research group at THS focuses on resource efficient textile processes for functional and smart textiles. The TMT group at THS owns a conducive environment for scientific research targeting the invention of functional and smart textiles.
AEI Tèxtils - Associació d'Empreses Innovadores Tèxtils
CIAPE - Centro Italiano per l'Apprendimento Permanente
MCX Italia - Material Connexion Italia SRL
Material ConneXion® is a global materials consultancy with a track record of bringing innovative designs to life through smart materials and design thinking. It maintains the world’s largest subscription-based materials Library with thousands of innovative materials and processes accessible online, hosted in 7 independent offices and several satellite libraries all around the globe. Founded in 2002, Material ConneXion® Italia was the first subsidiary office established and provides ever since consulting services to various kind of design firms and manufacturing companies. The office in Milan hosts a Library of more than 4,000 physical materials, of which about 2,500 are permanently exhibited.
LCI Barcelona - Escola Superior de Disseny
LCI Barcelona, the Official School of Design, is the European campus of the Canadian educational network LCI Education. The objective of the school is to foster the creative and human potential of each of the students, to turn them into competitive professionals who can take on the challenges of the industry in a globalized world and into responsible citizens committed to society. Our pedagogical model is dynamic and constantly updated; it is based on the project’s culture and connected to the social, cultural and economic context in order to provide students with the necessary techniques and knowledge to solve the challenges that arise from the needs of individuals, companies and institutions.
POLIMI - Politecnico Di Milano
Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological University, training engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of teaching and research developing a fruitful relationship with both business and manufacturing worlds, as well as the public and third sectors. POLIMI is the top Italian university for projects funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development. The Department of Design is well experienced in joint research projects and brings outstanding competencies on introducing design-enabled innovation into diverse contexts and in exploring and opening new fields of activity, such as the introduction of design methods and tools in the domains of services, social innovation, business strategies and business modelling.
Cre.thi.dev - Creative Thinging Development
CRE.THI.DEV. focuses on research, development of studies and action plans, as well as implementation of projects mainly in the fields of: education and life – long learning, design, quality, research and innovation, entrepreneurship, social economy, environment, equity and social inclusion, social policy, athletics, culture, transport, energy saving, technology transfer.
Our main objective is to facilitate networking and cooperation among local, regional, national and European authorities, universities, research centres, organizations, business associations and enterprises, in order to promote and disseminate innovation, entrepreneurship, social economy, sustainable development and exchange of knowledge.