Talks / Seminars

Burberry Material Futures Research Group Symposium

Burberry Material Futures Research Group

20 September 2019

Fri 1.30pm-5.30pm
Royal College of Art
Dyson Building
1 Hester Road
SW11 4AN
Free Ticketed Event

Burberry Material Futures Research Group

In 2017, the Burberry Foundation bestowed a £3 million gift on the Royal College of Art to establish the Burberry Material Futures Research Group, and to expand the Burberry Design Scholarships scheme to support more than thirty students from 2017 to 2023. 

The Burberry Material Futures Research Group aims to inspire creativity and pioneer more sustainable materials and techniques in the UK creative industries through researching sustainable future materials, manufacturing and consumer experience. By taking a systems approach to materials research that propose a new coupling of use of materials resources to human wellbeing and economic development, we aim to help society transition to a more sustainable existence.

Our systems approach integrates three main themes, namely Sustainable Future Materials, Sustainable Future Manufacturing and Sustainable Future Consumer Experience.