Northern Europe: Aalborg University, Denmark, www.en.aau.dk (2000 profs, 14000 students)

Central Europe: Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany, www.hfg-gmuend.de (20 profs, 580 students)

Eastern Europe: Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw, www.asp.waw.pl (39 teachers, 140 students)

Eastern Europe: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, http://w2.mome.hu (100 profs, 700 students)

Thus the Universities involved cover over 3350 Professors and 55400 students in the EU countries Italy, Poland, Hungary, Denmark and Germany and thus North, South, West and East of Europe.


Prof. Han Brezet, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands, expert in Eco- and Sustainable Design and -Innovation, Sustainable City Innovations

Dr. Silke Claus, CEO, bayern design, the Bavarian Design Institute, Germany, expert in design, collaboration and networking, as well as Sustainable Design

Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Founder, Honey Bee Network, Executive Vice Chair, National Innovation Foundation, India, expert in collaborative and bottom up innovation and implementation of solutions, among other fields

Prof. Chris Ryan, University Melbourne, Australia, expert in Eco- and Sustainable Design and Innovation, Distributed Economy, Design for Resilience, Sustainable Cities 

Prof. Aguinaldo dos Santos, Unversidade Federal do Parana, Brazil, expert in Design and Innovation for Sustainability and bottom up solutions, projects with underrepresented communities

Prof. Dominik Walcher, Head of Marketing and Innovation Management, School of Design and Product Management, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria, expert in open innovation, crowdsourcing, collaborative innovation etc.

Otto von Busch, University of Gothenburg Sweden, expert on crowdsourcing, peer to peer production, hacktivism and bottom up fashion design.

Marc Tobias, BGW Management Advisory Group St. Gallen, expert in Intellectual Property Rights management in collaborative open innovation systems and European and international patents.

Prof. Peter Stebbing, member of the board, CUMULUS International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.


hess natur (clothing, resources, water)

ESE (waste and recycling)

Barkcloth (sustainable materials, resources, developing countries)

Faber-Castell (school equipment, resources, education)


European Environmental Bureau (EEB, head organization of environmental NGOs)

ECOS, the European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation


international DESIS Network (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability), www.desis-network.org

O2, international network of Eco- and Sustainable Designers, www.o2.org

LeNS Network, the Learning Network on Sustainability, managed by Politecnico Milano, www.lens.polimi.it

Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, www.cumulusassociation.org