OpTex

OpTex
Open innovation for textile-like materials made on a paper machine.

The OpTex project aims to co-develop an open innovation platform for textiles made on a paper machine with the company Innventia in Sweden.  The platform will allow a broad range of actors along several value chains (paper, textiles, electronics and sensors) to collaborate.  

The OpTex team, Leon Cruickshank and Laura Morris will use open innovation and knowledge exchange design experience to establish a plan for Innventia's open innovation platform.

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
WareingWareing Laura Wareing Co-design, design for the public sector, tool design

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Open Innovation Platform Case Studies

Open Innovation Platform Case Studies

Six open innovation platform case studies have been written for the OpTex project, which cover Fab Labs, Facemooc, LEGO Ideas, MIT Media Lab, .Net Gadgeteer and P&G Connect + Develop.

Innventia, a research and development company in Sweden are working towards an open innovation platform...Read full update

Open innovation: Working Together

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Laura Wareing
Open innovation: Working Together

As part of the Optex project with the Swedish research Institute Innventia Leon Cruickshank travelled to Stockholm to give a keynote presentation on the benefits (and perils) of Open Innovation. This presentation demonstrated how the academic literature on open innovation, democratized innovation and lead users can inform new product and service development. ...Read full article

Using Open Innovation to Develop Inexpensive, Sustainable Fast Fashion and Other Possibilities with the OpTex project.

Using Open Innovation to Develop Inexpensive, Sustainable Fast Fashion and Other Possibilities with the OpTex project.

The OpTex project started in earnest recently with a scoping workshop held in the fabulous INNVENTIA laboratories in Stockholm. In this project Imagination is helping this research institution to further develop its approaches to open innovation.

This first workshop brought together engineers,...Read full update

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