What does TCBL stand for?
TCBL stands for Textile & Clothing Business Labs, an EU funded project in the Horizon 2020 programme.
What is a Business Lab?
Business Labs explore more or less radical innovation trajectories, structured according to a coherent framework and relying on existing and emergent models. Current Business Labs in TCBL are Design Labs, Making Labs, and Place Labs.
What is a Business Pilot?
A Business Pilot is a company or actor in existing and concrete supply and value chains, including social enterprises, interested in participating in pilot experimentation in TCBL. Pilot activities are primarily in, but not limited to, the T&C manufacturing sector, and they aim to establish methodologies for «innovation transfer» of business model elements.
How can I become part of this?
TCBL launched its first Open Calls for Expressions of Interest on February 25th, 2016. The Call for Business Labs is by invitation only, while for Business Pilots you can register your interest until March 31st. For further information, see the Open Calls page.
Is this about fashion?
TCBL's about new technologies, new materials, new ways of working, and new ways of selling, but of course it is also about fashion: it's fashion that moves the T&C industry. It's not necessarily about fashion as we currently see it on the catwalks however, since customer-driven approaches are shaping business innovation and that includes fashion as well.