This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

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Connecting Design and Fashion Business for Collaborative Innovation
December 9, 2014 5:00 pm
December 9, 2014 7:00 pm
Free, booking required
November 24, 2014
HH313, London College of Fashion
272 High Holborn , London, WC1V 7EY, United Kingdom

How can we foster collaborative innovation across design, fashion SMEs and academic research? In today’s fast changing business landscape the capacity of SMEs to prosper in the fashion and textile industry is strongly tied to their ability to continuously innovate. In particular, embracing the open innovation approach, it is strategic for SMEs to understand how they can link with fashion design and academic research. Indeed, the collaborative innovation emerging from fusing fashion business needs, design thinking and creative research investigation is a fundamental driver to think differently and explore new business models in fashion and textiles sector.

The Arts&Innovation Discourse proposes a roundtable discussing FIREup  (Fashion, Innovation, Research, and Enterprise). This is a pilot project that has opened up a dynamic creative space for collaboration between UK designer fashion SMEs and academic researchers in order to catalyse innovation, bring research closer to the industry and stimulate sustainable business growth for the UK designer fashion sector. This project offers the opportunity to explore how the synergy among design, business and research can inspire new innovative sustainable business models for typical micro and small enterprises in the fashion and textile design sector.

Round table

Professor Giovanni Schiuma, Director, Innovation Insights Hub

Professor Sandy Black, Principal Investigator for FIREup
Professor Rebecca Early, Co Investigator
Alex McIntosh, Researcher
Dr Kate Goldsworthy, Researcher
Gabrielle Miller, Research Assistant

Places are limited and booking is essential. Visit the Eventbrite page to book.

For more information please contact:

Eleanor Wintram

020 7514 7028

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Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.