Jan 29

PLUSTEX Workshop at WSA- 28/11/2013

On Thursday 28th November 2013, the Plustex team at Winchester School of ArtĀ hosted aĀ round table discussionĀ  focused on the theme of fostering eco innovation and social responsibility in the sector.

Workshop image NOv 2013

The cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to contribute to economic and social transformation through smart specialisation policies.

The workshop, organised with the help of Public Policy@Southampton,Ā publicised the PLUSTEX aimsĀ of developingĀ the competitive attributesĀ forĀ textile and clothing SMEs, Ā and the European policy initiatives thatĀ underpin the project, to regional stakeholdersĀ .

The workshop sought toĀ deepenĀ  links between the School of Art, Faculty of Business and Law,Ā and other related areas in the University: find out if there are potential synergies with other schools and departments,Ā what their view may be as to the aims of the project, and if there is scope to develop a study about how to benefit a range of communities in this region (for example, migrants and refugees involved in the textile trade).