Oscar Tomico

Smart Textile Services: Can the creative industries support the textile industry to transition from closed to open innovation?

Open innovation works inherently bottom-up, requires horizontal production structures, matrix like stakeholder relations and a strong sense of beloning (trust). This presentation will show how the creative industries can help the textile industry to move from: a) Product to Services, b) Closed to Open Innovation, and c) Vertical to horizontal production structures. In order to design, develop, and deploy smart textile services locally in the Netherlands.

Oscar Tomico is Assistant Professor of the Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group and part of Wearable Senses at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is project leader of the Smart Textile Services project of the Dutch Creative Industry Scientific Program (CRISP 2011) and a partner in the Crafting Wearables research project (CLICK 2013). He has been a guest researcher and lecturer at the University of Tsukuba and at Chiba University (Japan, 2007, 2008), Aalto (Finland, 2006, 2007), at ELISAVA (Spain, 2010), UPF -DTIC (2010), Business engineering school, La Salle (2010), Luka (Belgium, 2012), Swedish School of Textiles (2013). He is co-organizer of the Careful Designs and Hypercrafting Fashion events (Waag Society, Amsterdam, 2012, 2013, 2014), Baltan Open Lab: Wearable Senses workshops and exhibition (NATLAB, Eindhoven, 2013, 2014), eTextile Sweatshop (V2_, 2012) and Crafting Wearables breakout session in The Future of Fashion is Innovation (MoBA, Arnhem, 2013). He has been moderator in the Craftism Design Debates (Design Academy Eindhoven, 2012). He curated the Systems Design – Eindhoven School at DHUB (Barcelona, 2012). His PhD, awarded 2007 from Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Innovation Processes in Product Design), investigated subjective experience gathering techniques for interaction design based on constructivist psychology.

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