Creative Innovation, Manufacturing and Business
"As manufacturing goes digital, a third great change is now gathering pace. It will allow things to be made economically in much smaller numbers, more flexibly and with a much lower input of labour, thanks to new materials, completely new processes such as 3D printing, easy-to-use robots and new collaborative manufacturing services available online."
Paul Markillie, The Economist
Introduction to workshop from Dr Liang Hao
People and entrepreneurs are embracing digitised innovation, manufacturing and business in a collaborative and connected world. Our desire is to make a significant step towards collective creativity in physical products, concurrently generating added value and superior user experience. Meanwhile, we are inspired in a creative way to make more with less – embedding material-less value attributes in products, technologies and businesses to serve more value-added consumption experiences and sustainable lifestyles.
This inaugural workshop will bring creative minds together to exchange and debate pioneering research and practices which attempt to bridge digital and physical innovation towards scalable and sustainable value co-creation. It will engage entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, and academics from different disciplines and sectors with state-of-the-art technical, economic and social innovation.
This work includes four major sections:
1. Creative Research and Innovation
Inspired research and initiatives focusing on co-production of physical products and value co-creation through a case study on chocolate printing, co-design and social experience;
2. Creative Economy and Manufacturing
Economic and social drivers of the emerging creative and digital economies and research studies on manufacturing and business innovation;
3. Creative Business and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial business exploitation involving students, individuals, academics and people in the crowd to implement new technologies and pursue creative businesses;
4. Case Demonstration and Networking
This section will offer participants the opportunity to experience new technology platforms including co-design, chocolate printing, desktop manufacturing. We will also showcase the potential of creative innovation, manufacturing and business.