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Craft and Innovation through digital and cutting edge technologies en Copenhagen Business School

The thesis will be part of a funded Horizon 2022, which brings together partners from Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France and the UK. The thesis could explore topics connected to (but not limited to) business model innovation in Fablabs, cultural entrepreneurship, alternative business models in climate change, citizen engagement, Anthropocene and innovation, innovation models in heritage organisations.


The project I will lead is called HEPHAESTUS.

Globalised markets, advancements in technology, and changes in the manufacturing have put at risk traditional crafts techniques, which are in danger of disappearing. HEPHAESTUS, will map this important knowledge and know-how of ancient techniques and materials, digitalise craft heritage to restore historic artefacts, preserve it in open archives, and mobilise it to innovate craft processes. Our interdisciplinary consortium will conduct R&I activities through ethnographic research, design thinking, and speculative design to bring together cutting-edge technologies with craft processes to make this encounter socially, culturally, environmentally, and economically sustainable. We will create innovative forms of engagement with the public. HEPHAEUSTUS aims: (i) to revive and valorise traditional crafts by combining them with new and emerging cutting-edge technologies through innovative business models for craft sectors growth; (ii) to create a craft-technology driven methodology for bringing together traditional know-how with new cutting edge technologies, circular economy and New Bauhaus principles to innovate sustainably craft processes; (iii) to explore the long-term future of craft technologies, through a speculative design process by engaging craft makers in a creative and participatory process with artists, researchers and other experts; (iv) to set up a life-long learning platform, develop courses, programs, curricula, entrepreneurial and organisational skill sets to create jobs and revive enterprises where tradition meets the future; (v) to establish the first pioneering “Future of Craft” living lab at Bornholm, an action-oriented think tank for circular craft-driven design innovation (vi) and to establish sustainable craft-technology relationships by connecting research and heritage sites, cultural and creative sectors, institutions, universities and other research institutions, regional and national authorities, enterprises and other relevant stakeholders.


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