Dr Veronika Kapsali
Originally a trained fashion and textile designer working in London Fashion Week, Veronika migrated to R&D. With an undergraduate qualification in Fashion and Textile Design, Veronika was offered a scholarship to study for a PhD in Engineering Design by the University of Bath. Her specialist area is design of programmable materials, structures and systems. In November 2014 she won the ITMA Future Materials award for INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR as a result of her work on INOTEK TM, a biomimetic fiber based textile technology that uses moisture in clothing microclimate to create a mechanical response for advanced moisture management for MMT Textiles Ltd.
Veronika is a bestselling author in industrial design and her consultancy includes; textile technology and material futures; patent/ technology exploitation, strategies for design led innovation and road mapping. She works extensively with private and public organisations (such as Unilever, US and UK Military) on an international scale and as an expert for the European Commission.