May 24

The WSA Plustex team and Public Policy@Southampton

The Plustex  project team at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, are very pleased to announce  a new collaboration with the Public Policy@Southampton unit, which will continue to the end of the project in December 2014.

The Unit is an external facing, public engagement team which has been established by the University to increase the reach and impact of University of Southampton research. The remit is to bring together the expertise of world-leading researchers with the expertise and experience of key policy-makers and practitioners to address issues of social, cultural, economic and political importance.

The aim of PlusTEX is to capitalise on best policy initiatives and to creatively support SMEs in the textile and clothing sector, so we are very excited to link our research on Good Practice policies in the creative and manufacturing sectors with a unit that champions  impact with external UK policy makers.

With the Public Policy unit we will develop a series of events, online interventions and briefings to publicise the PlusTEX project findings, and begin to network with  local companies involved in eco innovation and social enterprise.