WORTH Community

WORTH is about creating a relevant community throughout Europe whose members share vision and values around design and innovation

Experts supporting the partnerships to successfully implement the selected projects through the acquisition of technical and business knowledge, skills and capacities.

Experts in charge of carrying out transparent evaluations of the proposals, providing insightful feedback and advice.

Relevant professionals and institutions around Europe committed to promoting the shared vision and design values of WORTH.

Mentors

ANIELA HOITINK

Founder
Of Neffa
And Mycotex

PAUL CELEN

Business Consultant,
Head Coach
At Imec, Belgium

RICARDO O'NASCIMENTO

Founder
Of
Popkalab

Raija Siikamäki

CEO
at
Formconcrete Ltd

Sarah de Cristofaro

Research
and Development Project
Leaderat CETMA

Koen Snoeckx

Collision
Maker

JANOS KERESNYEI

President
Of The Creative Industry
Cluster in Hungary

THOMAS GNAHM

Creative Specialist
And Founder Of
Wear It Festival Berlin

MARGARET LARMUTH

Cracow School Of Fashion
& Design, Business
& Tech University Chongqing

Silvia Zancarli

Course Leader MAS
Fashion Innovation
at SUPSI & start-up mentor

KOLBRUN GUNNARSDOTTIR

Fashion and Jewellery Designer,
Stylist and Creative Director
at Kolbrun, Iidem and Vakir

Alice Beyer Schuch

Founder of the consultancy
for circular fashion change
CIRKLA MODO

MARK TERBERG

Co-Founder
Of Dutch Fashion
Foundation

UBALDO SPINA

Design Department Mgr. At
Cetma, Research And
Technology Organization

Balázs Dobay

Founder, CEO,
BI and OD coach at
D-LAB Consulting

Luca Rizzi

New Product
Development Unit Manager
at CETMA Research Centre

Wolfgang Mildner

Founder
and Owner
at MSWtech

Jan Leyssens

Co-founder
of
switchrs

NEREA RUÍZ

Lecturer In Ied
(Instituto Europeo di Design)
And Sae Institute

SOPHIE ODIC

Textile Designer
And
Freelance Consultant

Daniel Pérez-Barriga

Strategic Brand
Communications Executive
& Consultant

Radka Podolska

Technical Consultant
in Luxury
Apparel Industry

Tirza Brems

Senior Buyer Textiles Wibra
l Bureau Brems I NITTO.Amsterdam 3D textiles
l Co-Founder KNIT-O-MAT

Steering Board Members

Inga Markovska

Co-owner
and Sales Executive
at EMKO

Pirjo Kääriäinen

Professor of Practice,
Design driven fibre innov.
Aalto University Finland

PAVEL IVANCIC

Head Of The Aaad
Fashion Studio And Head Of
Design At Pietro Filipi

MANUELA NAVEAU

Professor,
Artist And Curator Of
Ars Electronica Linz

Sebastian Thies

Founder
& Designer
of brand nat-2™

LESLIE HOLDEN

Head Of Fashion
& Postgraduate studies
at AMFI

KOLBRUN GUNNARSDOTTIR

Fashion and Jewellery Designer,
Stylist and Creative Director
at Kolbrun, Iidem and Vakir

ZOWIE BROACH

Head Of Fashion
At London’s
Royal College of Arts

Alice Beyer Schuch

Founder of the consultancy
for circular fashion change
CIRKLA MODO

Assaad Awad

Head of Accessories
and Wearables design
at USEK

Wolfgang Kathan

Senior Innovation Manager
at Swarovski
Professional

THOMAS GNAHM

Creative Specialist
And Founder Of
Wear It Festival Berlin

KONSTANTYN KOFTA

Fashion Design,
Ceo
Of Kofta

Natsai Audrey Chieza

Founder
& Director
at Faber Futures.

JULIA KOERNER

JK Design GMBH/Assistant
Adjunct Professor
A.UD UCLA

WOLFGANG MILDNER

Owner And Founder
Of Mswtech
In Germany

GABRIELLA MÁNYI

President
of the National Fashion League
Hungary Association (NDL)

Ambassadors

Roberto Vdović

CROATIA

President
and co-founder
of first Fablab in Croatia

hanna-kaisa-alanen

FINLAND

President
at Ornamo Art
and Design Finland

Audrone Drungilaite

LITHUANIA

Executive Director
of the Lithuanian
Design Forum

MIRELA BOGYÓ

ROMANIA

Transylvania
Textile & Fashion
Cluster

National Consortium of the Craftsmen Center

SLOVENIA

Development Centre
of
Slovenia

FASHIONCLASH

THE NETHERLANDS

Platform for fashion
and emerging designers
and artists

Eva Leemet

ESTONIA

CEO
of
Creative Estonia

Maria Vytinidou

GREECE

Fashion Business Incubator
“The Fashion Gate”
& “Athensfashionclub” founder

BLANKA KOLAGO-SZYMCZAK

POLAND

Founder
and Editor-in-Chief
of Slow Fix Blog

Biljana Jović

SERBIA

Professor of Geometry
and Graphics,
Landscape architect

british council

SPAIN

Cultural Relations
and
Educational Opportunities

ALMA DASKALAKI

UNITED KINGDOM

Innovation Manager
at the
Crafts Council

Cumulus Association

EUROPE

International Association
of Universities and Colleges
of Art, Design and Media

Gabriella Mányi

HUNGARY

President
of the National Fashion League
Hungary Association (NDL)

Cracow School of Arts and Fashion Design

POLAND

International Design School
and Co-organisers
of Cracow Fashion Week

Danka SOKOLOVIC Milojkovic

SERBIA

Coordinator of BBS
ClusNet Director of Cluster House
Global TCI Network B of D

LAURA MIGUEL BAUMANN

SPAIN

FUNDESARTE
Vice-president
World Crafts Council

Amaliia Iusufova

UKRAINE

Project Manager
PPV
Knowledge Networks

Vassilis Charalampidis

EUROPE

BIOS Organization (artistic director)
President of
European Creative Hubs Network

LOUISE ALLEN

IRELAND

Head of Innovation
and Development
at the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

JORGE CERVEIRA PINTO

PORTUGAL

Int. Innovation Expert
& Currently AID
Executive Director

Centre for Creativity

SLOVENIA

Interdisciplinary
platform for Slovenia’s
creative sector

Nelly Hayek

SWEDEN

Business dev.,
Coordinator of ACTE, Founder Creative
Cluster Innovation Hub Väst

Elizabeth Myroshnychenko

UKRAINE

Secretary General
of the Handicraft
Chamber of Ukraine