Research programme within design, product design and materials technology

Our research is focused on combining product design with new materials and technologies in developing value-creating products. 

About the research

Our research and development activities are practice-based and performed in collaboration with the fashion and lifestyle companies. The knowledge we generate is communicated to students and industry players through projects and competence development.

Research areas

Our research areas include:

  • Functional and sustainable materials for the fashion and lifestyle industry
  • Design & Pattern Technology that secure functional design and a good fit
  • Virtual 3D product design and product development for the fashion and lifestyle industry
  • New sustainable production technologies
  • Smart Materials and Smart Textiles with new innovative functionalities

Our research projects

Our research and development projects are application-oriented and create innovation and added value for our external partners and the course programmes. New knowledge about sustainable materials, processes and products and strategic use of design strengthen business competitiveness. 


Poul-Erik Jørgensen