We are a small multi-national, headquartered in Switzerland, working with 200 textiles brands globally that really want to innovate. My job is to deliver technology into my company’s pipeline globally. We’ve developed a big platform – this is our kind of skunkworks if you like – and we’re closely engaged here at Deakin to scale it up. The innovation is in the unique materials we can bring rapidly to market, treatments that significantly improve the end product – make it more breathable, for example, or feel like silk, or produce no fuzz.
The best things in innovation are often happening out of the spotlight. Philosophically, research is a partnership. Finding a partner like Deakin who wants to help industry solve problems has made all the difference.
Chief Executive Officer, HeIQ Australia