University of Antwerp - Belgium


The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society.

The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility.

Waag FutureLab – The Netherlands

Technology is not neutral. Waag reinforces critical reflection on technology, develops technological and social design skills, and encourages social innovation.

Waag works in a trans-disciplinary team of designers, artists and scientists, utilising public research methods in the realms of technology and society. This is how Waag empowers as many people as possible to design an open, honest and inclusive future.

3Walks - Spain

Walks is an International Center for Cultural Research, Training and Knowledge and Social Transference which headquarters are in Bilbao, Spain, and with a branch in Brussels, Belgium. Leaded by professionals with a great experience on the academic field, research, training, international relations, project development and the meeting industry. They are focused on providing services to international non-profit organizations on leisure, culture, tourism and sports. - Italy was launched in 2014 and received the European Commission support in 2015 in the field of education and training.

In its specific field of intervention it is currently became the largest EU multilateral network combining a solid knowledge of skills needs and training practices with a well organised systemic and sector-related information system.

World Crafts Council Europe - Ireland

The World Crafts Council is a non-profit membership organisation set up to promote an international interest in crafts and encourage contact between the craftspeople of different countries.

Membership of WCC-Europe is open to organisations within Europe that have a mandate to advocate for and develop craft. There are four membership types; National, Regional, Professional and Affiliate.

Icelandic Textile Center - Iceland

The Icelandic Textile Center is situated in the scenic seaside Northwestern town of Blönduós, Iceland. Founded in 2005 and now merged with the Blönduós Academic Center (Þekkingarsetur), the Icelandic Textile Center aims to promote and develop Icelandic and international textiles.

We collaborate on research projects in areas important to the region and encourage collaboration, education, and innovation in the field of textiles, textile art and design. 

Artex - Italy

Artex, Centro per l’Artigianato Artistico e Tradizionale della Toscana, founded in 1987 on the initiative of Confartigianato and CNA, works with a specific objective: to protect, develop, innovate and promote artistic and traditional productions in Italy and in the main foreign markets.

The headquarters of Artex are in Florence, in Via Giano della Bella 20, in the “Vecchio Conventino”, a suggestive building of 3,500 square meters, in the “Oltrarno”, a district full of artistic and craft activities.

Onl'fait - Switzerland

Founded in March 2016, the mission of the association Onl'fait is to create, animate and maintain spaces dedicated (Fab Labs) to technological innovation for individuals and organisations wishing to learn, teach and share technical, social and environmental issues in a collective manner and thus develop the civic responsibility of each individual.


 Department of Design, Politecnico Milano - Italy

The Department of Design is the main Italian center for scientific research in the field of design, rooted in the Italian design culture and oriented to explore new disciplinary frontiers, putting design at the service of contemporary challenges.

Established in 2002, the Department has has enhanced its historical roots of polytechnic matrix, strengthening its research and innovation capabilities in fields traditionally linked to Made in Italy. To this vocation it combines the exploration of frontier themes, inserting itself in a vast network of relationships that today make it a center of international relevance for research in the field of design.

Semne Cusute - Romania    

Semne Cusute (Sewn Signs) are a visual, universal language used by women in order to encode information, express their status and their vision of the world. Embroidery is communication, in style.

Asociatia Semne Cusute is a movement that convinced more than 45.000 persons to get actively involved into keeping our textile heritage alive. Above any academic, politic or institutional initiative stands the power of the many. Anonymous that take their needles and prove their true love through meticulous, hard work.


Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne - France


The Interdisciplinary Research Team on Tourism is a reference research laboratory on tourism, created in 2008. The research themes are multiple, structured around metropolisation, the links between heritage and tourism, the issues of regulation, circulation, the digital dimension of tourism, and the methodological and epistemological issues of the study of tourism.

EIREST is based on an interdisciplinary team, bringing together researchers in anthropology, geography and planning, history, management sciences, economics, computer sciences, marketing, etc.

Latvian Academy of Culture - Latvia    

The Latvian Academy of Culture is an arts university, an institution of higher education and research, which was established on the 29th of December, 1990 by a decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia. The Latvian Academy of Culture administers accredited academic Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral study programs. 

The Academy is engaged in research and artistic creativity, which are implemented by two Academy institutions: the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies and the Creative Activity Centre The main representative and management bodies of the Latvian Academy of Culture are the Constitutional Assembly, the Senate, Rector and the Academic Court of Arbitration. 


The Art of Silk Museum - Greece

 The Art of Silk Museum is a non-profit organization located in Soufli, Northern Greece. It was established in 2008 by the Tsiakiris Family that produces silk for four generations now.

The aim of the Art of Silk Museum is to highlight and preserve the rich tradition of silk weaving and production in the area. Original exhibits combined with the latest technology take the visitor, step by step, on a journey as unique as silk itself.

The latest addition to the Museum is the Handicraft Center at the Filakto village close to Soufli where most of the workshops organized by the Museum take place.

MX3D - The Netherlands    

MX3D supplies high-impact industries with robotic 3D metal printing. MX3D is the company that has brought large-scale Robotic Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) and its market to life and made 3D metal printing more flexible, faster and cheaper.

MX3D became an immediate innovation leader in 3D metal printing by creating a 12-meter 3D printed stainless steel bridge, open to the public in Amsterdam. Now, MX3D transforms the market further with MetalXL, the first dedicated robotic WAAM software solution, and M1 Metal AM System, a full robotic WAAM solution, enabling companies and engineers to manufacture large-scale 3D metal parts in-house. With over 30,000kg of 3D metal prints, 25+ employees and 10+ robots since 2014, MX3D manufactures for a wide variety of industries.


Bokrijk | Museum & Campus on Craftsmanship - Belgium

Bokrijk is a dynamic park in Flanders and the heart of the euregion that offers a hybrid mix of functions and activities, a.o. museum, a campus on craftsmanship, an arboretum, a nature reserve, cycling through water, … Annually the park welcomes more than 1 mio visitors. The number and diversity of the visitors attest to an appreciation of the inviting mix of hospitality and quality the park strives for on a daily basis together with a passionate team.

The Bokrijk Museum centers on the culture of everyday life of common people. It explicitly links its unique mix of built, tangible, intangible, natural and living heritage from Flanders of yesteryear to today and tomorrow, here and elsewhere.