Francesco Molinari

Francesco Molinari was the project manager, on behalf of ANCI Toscana, of the Coordination and Support Action funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union. He is an independent researcher and policy advisor with a 20-year working experience in R&D and innovation projects and programmes at European, national and regional levels – notably on such topics as Digital […]

Benicio Aguerrea/Isabel Roig

Benicio Aguerrea With a degree in Fine Arts and a diploma in Industrial Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, he has worked as an industrial designer, as head of design for an industrial company and as manager of a product design studio. Since 2010 he has been managing coordinator of EIDE (Basque […]

Agnes Willenborg

Agnes Willenborg is Dean of the schools Creative Transformation and Arts & Economics at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. She has more than 35 years of experience working in the creative transformation space as a Designer, Strategist, Board Member, and Managing Director for some of the leading agencies and consultancies. She also developed, executed, […]

Severin Filek

Severin Filek studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and the University of Vienna. Since 1992 he has been managing director of designaustria (knowledge center and interest group). He is co-founder and board member of designforum Vienna and president of the Austrian […]

Bernard Hay

Bernard Hay is a researcher, writer and curator working across contemporary design. He is currently Head of Research and Design Practice at Design Council, the UK’s national strategic advisor on design. Currently, he leads Design Economy – a national programme of research into the social, environmental and economic value of design to the UK – and […]

Anna Whicher

Anna specializes in developing, implementing and evaluating government policies using design methods. As Head of Policy Design at PDR (International Design and Research Centre) at Cardiff Metropolitan University, she is responsible for developing partnerships, drafting proposals, leading networks, conducting research, developing strategies and evaluating impact for government, enterprise agencies, sector councils and trade associations. Since […]

Brigitte Borja de Mozota

Brigitte Borja de Mozota is one of the world’s most prominent scholars in the domain of design management and author of the reference book Design Management – Using Design to Build Brand Value and Corporate Innovation. Currently, a consultant as well as professor and supervisor of MBA “managing by design” theses, she concentrates on mission-driven […]

Päivi Tahkokallio

Päivi Tahkokallio is Founder and CEO of Tahkokallio Design+, a strategic design agency from Lapland, Finland. With her track record on strategic and inclusive design she has often been called the mother of Arctic Design, a design approach to support sustainable development of the Arctic. Päivi was President of BEDA, The Bureau of European Design […]

Gisele Raulik Murphy

Gisele Raulik Murphy, Brazilian designer, has a PhD in public policies for design and innovation. She has worked on design promotion programmes in South America and Europe for Centro Brasil Design, Design Council (UK) and Design Wales (UK), where she established the EU funded SEE project, a collective of European design organisations to share experiences […]

Hanna Harris

Hanna started as Helsinki’s second Chief Design Officer in 2020. Her task is to lead Helsinki’s pioneering work in using design to build the city’s future. Prior to this, she was Director of Archinfo Finland (2016-2020), the national promotion and collaboration platform for architecture. She was Commissioner of the critically acclaimed 2018 Mind-Building exhibition at […]