Partners

  • Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) at Limerick Institute of Technology has been educating, inspiring and empowering people seeking a creative future for over 170 years. Based on the West coast of Ireland, we are proud to be recognised as one of Europe’s leading fine art, design and creative media schools. With over 1,200 students across our campuses, we are a hub of energy and imagination, a supportive creative community and a place of art and enterprise. Providing a Globally linked fashion design programme, we are internationally recognized as one of the top 100 fashion programmes worldwide.;
  • The Crafts Council (UK) is the country's foremost authority on contemporary craft in all its forms. Founded in 1971, its role as guardian and champion of national craft practice has evolved to include exploring and enabling new possibilities, making methods and technologies. Its work is made possible by the support of trusts and foundations, individual patrons, and corporate sponsors, and through public funding by Arts Council England. The talent development team work with a wide range of experts to provide makers with information and advice to enable their businesses to flourish. Our innovation programme collaborates with cultural, academic and industrial partners to give makers access to new materials and innovative technologies and inspire them to push the boundaries of their practice.;
  • Design School is a teaching and research unit in the Polytechnic Institute of CÁVADO AND AVE, and is part of the polytechnic education network group. This partner has facilities that include a product development lab, and operates courses that include industrial design and fashion and footwear design. This partner will bring expertise on the integration of textile and technology to fashion product accessories for commercialisation.;
  • The “Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture” was founded on April 13 2018, on initiative of the Silvia Santagata Research Centre (CSS-EBLA). The Foundation gathers all the know-how and experiences of CSS-EBLA and of the studies activities carried out by Walter Santagata, pioneering scholar of Culture Economics.The Foundation’s main working areas are two: a first one linked to the models for the management of cultural heritage, with a specific reference to the economic dimension of development and to UNESCO related programs, and a second one linked to the production of culture and cultural innovation. Furthermore, the Foundation’s mission is to enable cooperative networking among culture and other sectors operators, to support the internationalization of Piedmontese and Italian economic and cultural operators, in order to generate positive socio-economic impacts.;