THE PROJECT

#CREATIVITY #INNOVATION #CONNECTIONS #DESIGN

WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products.

WORTH COMMUNITY

STEERING BOARD MEMBERS

Renowned experts from fashion and lifestyle industries, chosen to evaluate and support partnership projects.

MENTORS/COACHES

Specialists providing tailor-made coaching to elevate partnerships’ capabilities and advise projects to success.

AMBASSADORS

WORTH Partnership Project collaborators focused on scouting talent, providing support and promoting the project in each country.

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

Kendall Robbins

Senior Prog. Manager British
Council’s Architecture,
Design and Fashion team

Sebastian Thies

Founder
& Designer
of brand nat-2™

LESLIE HOLDEN

Head Of Fashion & Design
At The Amsterdam
Fashion Institute

KOLBRUN GUNNARSDOTTIR

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

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

ZOWIE BROACH

Head Of Fashion
At London’s
Royal College of Arts

MENTORS

ANIELA HOITINK

Founder
Of Neffa
And Mycotex

PAUL CELEN

Business Consultant,
Head Coach
At Imec, Belgium

RICARDO NASCIMENTO DE OLIVERA

Founder
Of
Popkalab

Giovanna Rubino Amati

Senior
Design
Consultant

Raija Siikamäki

CEO
at
Formconcrete Ltd

Sarah de Cristofaro

Research
and Development Project
Leaderat CETMA

JANOS KERESNYEI

Creative Director
Of The Media Agency
Kerko Media Kft.

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 Jewelry Designer,
Stylist and Creative Director
at Kolbrun, Iidem and Vakir

Koen Snoeckx

Collision
Maker

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

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

AMBASSADORS

Roberto Vdović

CROATIA

President
and co-founder
of first Fablab in Croatia

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

National Consortium of the Craftsmen Center

SLOVENIA

Development Centre
of
Slovenia

Cumulus Association

EUROPE

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

Eva Leemet

ESTONIA

CEO
of
Creative Estonia

Maria Vytinidou

GREECE

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

Audrone Drungilaite

LITHUANIA

Executive Director
of the Lithuanian
Design Forum

MIRELA BOGYÓ

ROMANIA

Transylvania
Textile & Fashion
Cluster

british council

SPAIN

Cultural Relations
and
Educational Opportunities

hanna-kaisa-alanen

FINLAND

President
at Ornamo Art
and Design Finland

Gabriella Mányi

HUNGARY

President
of the National Fashion League
Hungary Association (NDL)

Danka SOKOLOVIC Milojkovic

SERBIA

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

Nelly Hayek

SWEDEN

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

FASHIONCLASH

HOLLAND

Platform for fashion
and emerging designers
and artists

BLANKA KOLAGO-SZYMCZAK

POLAND

Founder
and Editor-in-Chief
of Slow Fix Blog

Centre for Creativity

SLOVENIA

Interdisciplinary
platform for Slovenia’s
creative sector

Amaliia Iusufova

UKRAINE

Project Manager
PPV
Knowledge Networks

MEDIA PARTNERS

COLLEZIONI

IL GIORNALE DELL'ARCHITETTURA

EDIZIONI AF

WELUM

NOT JUST A LABEL

THE TEAM

WORTH PILOT PROJECT

WORTH Partnership Project is the second edition of the pilot project, which ran from 2013 to 2015. Involving a total of 79 small-medium enterprises (SME) and 34 European partnerships, the success of the pilot project has resulted in a new edition of the WORTH Partnership Project. To know more about the 34 showcased products and results developed during the WORTH pilot project visit http://www.worth-project.eu/.