Milan, 2-4 October 2019

Science and innovation inspire the world of materials

Following the great results of Lineapelle Innovation Square 2018, a new edition of one of the most important global appointments on Innovation in Luxury and Fashion Materials is coming.

Within Lineapelle, the global leading trade show for fashion and luxury materials and components, Innovation Square will be the place to be, where the most up to date consumer demands and market trends are linked to latest evolutions of technology, with examples of particularly relevant and advanced researches and innovations.

Lineapelle Innovation Square 2019 will take place in Milan from the 2nd until  the 4th October and will feature an inspiring opening session, 6 technical sessions with over 30 speakers from all over the world, top R&D institutions and highly innovative companies that will share their knowledge and, on the 4th October, a moderated debate on the future of innovation in the industry.

Six thematic areas have been identified through a careful research work by the curators and will guide the speeches that will open the doors to the future:
New aesthetics: how to develop the appearance of products by exploring future technologies and techniques
Nanotechnologies: innovative functionalities of materials and products
Biotech: bio-generated chemistry and materials
Customisation: Technologies for the customization of products
Wearable devices and product intelligence
Circularity: innovative materials and business models for circularity

On Friday 4 October, LINEAPELLE INNOVATION SQUARE will come to a close with a special panel entitled “What’s next?”. Moderated by the project curator, Federico Brugnoli, some highly qualified industry professionals will be discussing the most critical aspects of innovation for the future of the luxury and materials sector for the fashion industry, design and automotive sector supply chain.

Participating at the 2019 edition of INNOVATION SQUARE, among others, are: MIT, Tufts University of Boston (USA), Fashion Institute of Technology (USA), Italian Institute of Technology, IIT (IT), Cambridge University (UK), Advanced Functionalised Fabrics Of America, AFFOA (USA), Rutgers School of Engineering (USA), INESCOP (Spain), CeNTI (Portugal).

With Innovation Square, Lineapelle is bringing the future to Milan.

We just finished a week of technical presentations on Harmful Algae Blooms in Orange Beach AL!

The symposium focused on emerging harmful algal blooms in the US, crossing the land-sea interface in temperate and subtropical zones in the face of climate change and shifting land use.

It was great learning about the enormous amount of science and research investigating harmful algae blooms and exploring exciting new ways to help monitor and mitigate these problems impacting local communities all around the world.

Between insightful results of dog deaths from harmful algae blooms to the largest bloom ever recorded (the great Atlantic Sargassum macroalgae bloom), this conference had it all when it comes to the negative impacts our water and air pollution is having on terrestrial, marine and economic factors!

Thank you Schonna Manning, PhD for your support of the Bloom mission and rocking these new Avrio Footwear shoes!! And shout out to Wolverine Worldwide for my Merrel Dogfish Head BLOOM shoes!!