The SIG VIII. Design and Fashion defined as a focus the implementation of a set of priorities aligned with the positioning of the sector in the area of new trends and paradigms of Design and Fashion.
Its mission is to:
- define a strategic agenda for Research and Innovation, with a vision for 2030, which will inspire the decision-making processes of different national and international actors;
- promote national skills and capabilities to identify future opportunities and challenges;
- promote partnership projects, joint dissemination actions, etc.
Consisting of 18 founding entities of the Cluster and 23 experts, it has a coordination team, which is responsible for streamlining the work to be done, in particular for the development of the Strategic Agenda by 2030.
The coordinating team is composed of Pedro Fernandes (Clothe-Up), Joana Cunha (University of Minho), Vitor Oliveira (Têxtil António Falcão) and Paulo Vaz (ATP).