SInnDesign - Sustainable Innovation through Design

The overall objective of SInnDesign is to develop training materials and tools for the systematic integration of sustainability considerations (environmental, social and economic) in the design process of furniture, textiles for the habitat and building materials, leading to innovative and competitive solutions in the building and construction.
The specific aims and objectives of SInnDesign are:

  • To contribute to the qualification of professionals on sustainability and innovation in the three target sectors and within training institutions, thus supporting the European strategies on sustainable construction;
  • To support and promote the dissemination of design for sustainability and innovation contents in training and education through the integration of the SInnDesign training materials and tools in the curricula of relevant courses of the European VET systems, primarily in the participating countries;
  • To supply designers and other professionals involved in product and service development of the above mentioned sectors with the specialized skills for the practical implementation of design for sustainability and innovation in companies;
  • To promote the integration of design for sustainability and innovation practices in companies involved in the pilot training sessions, demonstration workshops or any other dissemination activities (namely the national networks);
  • To support the competitiveness of the project's target sectors in Europe, creating added value to the companies within the challenges of sustainable development and globalization;
Laufzeit: 2013 bis 2016.


Tel: +43/6991/523 61 01

Gefördert von

  • Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation; Lifelong Learning Programme


  • Aalborg University; Department of Development and Planning
  • HTL Dornbirn; Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik
  • ibw Austria; Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft
  • LNEG; Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P.; Unidade de Eficiência Energética
  • Prospektiker; Prospective and Strategy
  • TU Wien; Institut für Konstruktionswissenschaften und Technische Logistik; Forschungsbereich ECODESIGN