Alice Beyer Schuch is a professional with 20 years of international experience and the founder of Cirkla Modo – a consultancy promoting changes for a circular fashion future, based in Hamburg, Germany.
Alice graduated in Fashion Industrial Manufacturing in Brazil, as Fashion Designer at the Italian SDC, and concluded a Master in Sustainability in Fashion in Germany.
Position: Director R&D projects promotion area, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática
Cristobal Costa-Soria has 15 years of professional experience covering activities related to applied research and innovation consulting in industry, being involved in more than 26 collaborative research and industrial projects. He has been involved in Industry 4.0 projects like ZDMP, DIH4CPS, Spanish Activa Industria 4.0, and Valencia region Industry 4.0 Agenda.
Jan is a designer, entrepreneur and activist focussing on circular economy and social innovation. He is the founder of the design agency Regenerative Design and co-founder of the strategic innovation agency switchrs.
Position: Head of Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion
Country: United Kingdom
Matthew works at the crossroads of fashion, retail and technology, heading up London College of Fashion's Innovation Agency. Using emerging technology to alter the way that the fashion industry is making, showcasing and retailing, Matthew and his team are building a pathway for truly digital designer businesses.
Nikolaos Bilalis is Professor of computer aided design and manufacturing and director of the CAD Laboratory in the Department of Production and Management Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
His research interests lie in modern technologies for product and process development, manufacturing and life cycle assessment, 3D modelling for fashion products and their integration in the product development process, and AI in fashion products development.
Position: Senior Expert in Advanced Manufacturing, Agoria
Paul works as a Senior Expert in Advanced Manufacturing within Agoria’s Innovation Centre of Expertise. He is the main contact point for advanced manufacturing and challenges for manufacturing companies.
Before joining with Agoria, he worked as general manager guiding the transition of a Belgian family SME manufacturing plastic and aluminium window frames, towards a private equity ownership.
Dr Philip Azariadis is a Professor at the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering (DPSDE), School of Engineering, University of the Aegean. He heads the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering, is director of the MSc programme “Integrated Product Design and Innovation” and of the “Integrated Industrial Design Lab”.
Ricardo O'Nascimento is a fusionist designer that works on the intersection of art, design, science, and technology. He is the founder of POPKALAB, an experimental fashion-tech research studio specialized in prototype development.
Ricardo is part of an extensive network of creatives and technologists. He is an expert in digital manufacturing, flexible systems, and wearables.
Position: Head of Advanced Technology Department, Institute of Leather Industry
Robert has been working in the Polish Institute of Leather Industry for over 25 years. His professional path includes diverse positions in different companies, in which he has familiarised with most aspects of footwear and leather sectors.
He has been member of various committees working for the footwear sector and he took part in the development and implementation of new solutions/technologies in enterprises.