Founder Vetements and CD Balenciaga,

Milan, Zurich, Paris

Co-Director Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam

After graduating in 1976 as a fashion illustrator at the Fashion Department of School of Fine Arts Arnhem, the Netherlands, she took on her first post with the Dutch Post and Telegraph Company PTT. For 10 years she made her contribution at the Art and Design Department that was in charge of buying and sustaining a collection of modern graphic art.Ain 1984, while still on the job with PTT, she partnered up with Ravage Paris to implement Corporate Fashion assignments for institutions and companies like Dutch Railways  or the Amsterdam Music Theatre, just to name a few.As an independent advisor she added product design and fine arts to her array of corporate consultancy.As of 1992 she joined Li Edelkoort as a teacher and coordinator of the Leisure Department at the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. This experience led her to the next professional stages;  from 1999 to 2006 she was Director of the Academy and thereafter Dean of the Amfi-Amsterdam Fashion Institute at the Amsterdam University of Applied Siences.In 2011, Liesbeth in’t Hout acts again independently as an advisor. At the moment she is running the Sandberg Institute (Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam) as co director.Along her career and still today she is contributing as a member or chairwoman to many supervisory boards, advisory committees and international juries.

Doreen Lorenzo is a successful leader of global creative firms who advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades. In March 2016 she was appointed Director of the Center for Integrated Design, University of Texas-Austin. She is a co-founder of mobile video insights firm Vidlet, as well as a board member and advisor of several other startups, and a columnist for Fast Company Co.Design and Medium. A recognized thought leader on business and design issues, she speaks publicly about her signature leadership style and the power of empathy to drive business results. A Manhattan native, she maintains that everything in life connects back to a Ramones song.

Doreen is an ardent believer in the advantages of “soft skills” like empathy and humor in business. She speaks at industry conferences, at private events, and to the media about her experience using these often overlooked skills to understand and motivate creative people. A driven and successful woman in a male-dominated industry, Doreen also speaks about women in leadership and coaches aspiring women leaders to help them find their own paths to success.

From 2013 to 2015 Doreen was president of Quirky, where she oversaw product development and operations for this fast-growing company. Prior to Quirky she worked at frog design for 16 years, including seven years as president. While president of frog she drove company strategy, oversaw worldwide operations and delivery, and led the iconic design firm to record growth.

As a thought leader on design and innovation, Doreen is a frequent resource to various business publications. She has been featured in ABC News, Bloomberg Radio, Fast Company, Fortune, The New York Times, and many other media. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies (2011-2012) and Emerging Multi Nationals (2013-2016).

Doreen earned a master’s degree in communication and media studies from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in theater from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group, Winterthur

Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz studied mechanical engineering, visual communication and industrial design and graduated from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. The professors Klaus Lehmann, Kurt Weidemann and Max Bense had formative influence on the design philosophy he has today. In 1985, he founded the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group with offices in Winterthur/Switzerland and Konstanz/Germany. The company offers consultancy services for business start-ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises, as well as world market leaders within the five defined fields of competence design strategy, industrial design, user interface design, temporary architecture and communication design, and has received numerous international awards. From 1987 to 1993, Meyer-Hayoz was volunteering as president of the Swiss Design Association (SDA); he is member of the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID), of Swiss Marketing and the Swiss Management Society (SMG). Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayzo serves as juror on international design panels. Besides working on complex design processes in the company’s focus areas medical engineering as well as machine and equipment design, he also moderates Change Management- and Turnaround projects in the fields of design strategy.

Designer & Entrepreneur, Aschau

Nils Holger Moormann positions himself somewhere between the conventions of conventionality and makes himself comfortable amidst his pieces of furniture. They are not unlike the man himself: ascetic, well thought through, and with a nod and a wink to posterity that is easily missed. As an autodidact and free spirit, Nils Holger Moormann has, from 1982 onwards, developed with a number of mostly young, unknown designers furniture which exhibits a reduced formal language and precise solutions to detail.

The key thoughts are simplicity, intelligence and innovation, and these colour the company’s entire philosophy. From the company headquarters in Aschau to the purist design of FNP – a classic in its own right – and the unusual guesthouse ‘berge’, any new ideas and deliberations will certainly not be put off until tomorrow.

Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich

Lars Müller, *1955, designer and publisher, Zürich. Since 1982 studio for visual communication, since 1996 partner of Integral Concept, an internationally active interdisciplinary design group. Established Lars Müller Publishers in 1983 with books on architecture, design, typography, art and photography. A passionate educator since 1985, he has taught at various universities in Switzerland and Europe and since 2009 is a guest lecturer at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Lars Müller is currently the international president of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale.


Since 2010:

Contributor to George magazine

Since 2006:

Speaker in various workshops & conferences (JointMaster of Architecture / Eracom / venturelab)

Since 2005:

Founder & associate Director of transistor communication

One of the things Nadja Imhof doesn't especially like is having to make up her mind between two promising options, de facto sacrificing one of them. As far as she can remember, she always tries to keep her horizon open. So, instead of choosing one single path during her studies, she preferred to knit her way between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. After University, this double orientation found new perspectives, as Nadja founded almost simultaneously in 2005 ch-arts, a Swiss web-platform for contemporary arts, and transistor, a creation and communication bureau based in Lausanne. Since then, she participates in various projects, as a creative director, a writer, a speaker or as an adviser, keeping in mind that what often nourishes creation is hybridization, dialogue, interaction and transdisciplinarity. 

lic.phil.I Kunstgeschichte und Film

Universität Zürich

Gründungspartner der Werbeagentur Neutral Zurich (2001).

Über 15 Jahre Erfahrung als Ausstellungsmacherin, Kunstkritikerin und Journalistin mit Kernkompetenz zeitgenössische Kunst, Mode, Lebensstil. Tätigkeit als Kuratorin in namhaften Institutionen und Museen wie Berlin Biennale Berlin und Museum Ludwig Köln sowie als freie Ausstellungsmacherin. Autorin für Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Welt am Sonntag, Park Avenue, Parkett und viele andere.

Ganzheitliche Erfahrung im Bereich Brand Content und Brand Entertainment sowie Uptrade Marketing für Kunden Chloé, Vionnet, Flughafen Zürich, Puma, Pringle of Scotland, Bally, Bucherer, Valser und viele mehr. Branchenschwerpunkte: Luxusgüter, Mode, Kunst & Kultur, Medien.

Mitgliedschaften: IAA, ADC

1975, Communication Designer,

Founded Staub Communication Design 2010.

With a degree in graphic design and a decade of international agency experience, established relationships with clients and communication partners in Switzerland and abroad.

Lead person of CDA Switzerland, Communication Designers Association, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the modern discipline of communication design.

Since 2013 Barbara Staub has been a member of the Commission on Higher Vocational Education of the Arts – St.Gallen.


Yannick Aellen concepts, produces, casts, choreographs and/or sound designs for fashion shows, events and photo shoots. During his valuable engagement with the Gwand Fashion Festival in Lucerne, where he played an important role in the international development of the festival and the professionalization of the shows, he in 2003 started to work independently. Aellen was responsible for the production and creative direction of the Stella/Swiss Textiles Award-shows and has furthermore worked for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Alexis Mabille and Ann-Sofie Back during the Paris and London Fashion Weeks. He has also been working for the United Nations, the Institut Mode-Design FHNW and tv channel Pro7. Since 2011 he twice a year organizes the professional shows-and sales-platform Mode Suisse in both, Geneva and Zurich. 

Katharina Sand is the CEO/founder of the designer boutique SEPTIEME ETAGE. After graduating from Goldsmith‘s College in London, she covered the art and fashion world as a New York correspondent from 1994 to 2000. She founded her internationally renowned boutique SEPTIEME ETAGE in Geneva in 2000, curating exclusive contemporary designer collections, and launched her online store in 2011.

A speaker on Fashion and Technology at Tedx Transmedia in Rome in September 2013, she has also participated in a wide variety of fashion award juries for the past 16 years. She is a regular lecturer for the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), the Master of Luxury Management at the Geneva School for Business administration (HESGE) and teaches at PARSONS Paris.

Katharina frequently works on her days off, covering fashion, art and design for a variety of publications and blogs including PAPER Magazine, the Swiss edition of L‘OFFICIEL (as Senior Contributing Editor for three years) and joined BLISS ( the magazine of the Swiss financial daily AGEFI) in 2016 as fashion editor.

Swiss born fashion designer Lela Scherrer established her independent studio in Antwerp/Basel in 2002. As of recent Lela has relaunched her own line in which she shows her personal creative vision at will which brought her national and international awards. Her work assignments for fashion and concept design include collaborations with companies like Dries van Noten, ELLE, Walter van Beirendonck and Wim Neels amongst other, the Swiss pavilion at World Expo 2005 as well as costume design for theater companies in Switzerland and Belgium. She is a guest lecturer at the fashion departments of the Basel University of Art and Design and Geneva University of Art and Design. To be on top of things Lela keeps pursuing projects, venturing into collaborations with product designers and artists.


Born in Athens-Greece in 1976, Alexis Georgacopoulos lives and works in Lausanne. Since July 2011, he is the Director of ECAL- Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne University of Art and Design Lausanne, pursuing the quest for innovation, creativity and quality education in the fields of art and design.

He received his Bachelor degree in Product Design from the ECAL-Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne in 1999 and has combined design teaching and practice ever since. 

From September 2000 until December 2008 he was the head of the Bachelor programme in industrial design at ECAL. During this period, the industrial design Department of the ECAL became one of the most acclaimed and influential in design education worldwide. He initiated the participation of the department in important international fairs like the Milan Furniture Fair and set up international exhibitions.

In 2006, he received the prestigious Leenaards Foundation Cultural Grant and in early 2008 he spent 4 months in Hong Kong exploring this flourishing south-east Asia area. From 2009 to 2012 he headed the Master studies in industrial design at the ECAL, contributing into placing this new programme into the international scene.

He believes that knowledge in Art and Design must be achieved notably through close links between education and practice and is constantly on the outlook for new exciting opportunities for the school and it’s students.

Michèle Rossier has enjoyed a successful career of more than 20 years as an interior architect and interior designer. Initially as a self-employed businesswoman, and since 2001 as the Geneva branch manager, global head of sales, and member of the management board of Teo Jakob AG; the renowned nationwide Swiss interior design and furnishing company. Michèle Rossier conceives and implements solutions for sophisticated private homes and business premises. In her work she combines a passion for aesthetics and quality, extensive professional know-how, and economically sustainable entrepreneurship to create a distinctive personal style.

As someone with expert knowledge of the Swiss and international design world and a well-connected practitioner of the design furniture sector, Michèle Rossier supports several design-oriented and design-related platforms with great personal commitment.  For instance, she is the founder and a jury member of the “Prix Teo”, the annual prize for the best interior design diploma project at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD), and a long-term furnishing partner of the international art fair Art Genève. As an active member of both business and trade associations such as WIPSWISS, Michèle Rossier is committed to the fruitful synergy of interior design, the promotion of young talent, industry and commerce.

Nach dem Zivildiensteinsatz 2004 für eine Schweizer NGO in Indonesien, gründet Thomas Wüthrich zusammen mit Yves Raschle die Möbelfirma INCHfurniture ( Sie entwerfen Massivholzmöbel, welche in deren Basler Werkstatt entwickelt, an einer indonesischen Holzfachschule produziert und unterdessen international verkauft werden. INCHfurniture hat sich in den letzten Jahren auf architekturspezifische Möblierung spezialisiert. So sind beispielsweise Möbel für den Schweizer Pavillon an der Weltausstellung in Shanghai (2010), den Erweiterungsbau für das Kunstmuseum Basel (2016) oder den Neubau im Landesmuseum Zürich (2016) entwickelt und realisiert worden.

Des Weiteren entstehen unter dem Namen PanteraPantera (, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Basler Architekten Jens Müller gelegentlich Innenarchitekturprojekte, worin sie stark materialbezogen arbeiten. So sind seit 2007 diverse Restaurants, Bars, Clubs sowie etliche Projekte für die Kunstmesse ART Basel entstanden.

Zwischen 2009 und 2014 unterrichtete Thomas Wüthrich projektspezifisch im Fachbereich Produkt- und Objektdesign am Institut für Innenarchitektur und Szenografie der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.


Geboren 1964, absolviert Frédéric Dedelley eine Ausbildung zum Product Designer an der ECAL, Lausanne und am Art Center College of Design (Europe), La Tour-de-Peilz. In 1995 gründet er sein eigenes Atelier in Zürich. Seitdem entwirft er Möbel, Objekte und räumliche Konzepte für Firmen, Institutionen, Galerien und Privatkunden. Von 2001 bis 2008 unterrichtet er am Institut für Innenarchitektur und Szenografie der FHNW/HGK Basel. Von 2009 bis 2016 lehrt er an der Studienrichtung Objektdesign der Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst.

Leslie Nader, geboren und aufgewachsen im aargauischen Rothrist, entwirft und realisiert Innenarchitekturkonzepte; ihr heutiger Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt liegt in der Raumgestaltung von Hotels und Gastronomiebetrieben. Bereits seit 1995 selbständig als kreativer Kopf in unabhängigen Projektteams tätig, firmiert sie seit 2014 mit ihren Mitarbeitenden unter Nader Interior GmbH und deckt zusammen mit ihnen sämtliche Kompetenzen von der Planung bis zur Bauleitung ab.

Zu ihrer beruflichen Spezialisierung gelangte Leslie Nader über lehrreiche und stark praxisorientierte Umwege. Auf eine Ausbildung als Dekorateurin in der Schweiz folgte von 1984 bis 1987 das Studium mit Abschluss in Interior Design an der JFK University in San Francisco. Im Anschluss blieb sie für weitere zwei Jahre in Kalifornien und betreute für Blaire Spangler Interior Design hauptsächlich Hotelprojekte. Von 1987 bis 1995 zeichnete sie bei der Swatch Group in Biel und New York für deren internationale Auftritte und die Shopkonzepte verantwortlich.

Ihre Premiere im Restaurantdesign feierte Leslie Nader 1999 mit dem Bergrestaurant Capalari in Laax, welches bis heute unverändert unter ihrem ursprünglichen Konzept erfolgreich ist. Darauf folgten 11 weitere Projekte in Laax. 2013 gelang ihr der Auf- und Einstieg in die Systemgastronomie mit einem Gestaltungskonzept für Yooji’s Flagship Restaurant an der Zürcher Bahnhofstrasse, das sie in der Folge auf sämtliche weiteren Standorte mit variierenden Platzvorgaben adaptieren konnte.

Leslie Naders kreative Spannweite überrascht und widerspiegelt sich in der Vielfalt und Unterschiedlichkeit ihrer Werke: Ihr gelingt die Kreation räumlicher Erlebniswelten in Restaurants und Bars, an Grossevents und Messen der Sport- und Automobilwelt, in Shops, Büros wie auch öffentlichen Einrichtungen und reicht mit der eigenen, 2004 lancierten Lampenkollektion PolyPop bis zum Objektdesign. Nicht ein Stil, sondern derer vieler sind ihr Stil. Ihre gestalterische Handschrift lässt sich lediglich im harmonischen und gleichzeitig intelligenten Einbezug der jeweils individuellen baulichen Rahmenbedingungen, durch die kompromisslose Detailtiefe ihrer Designs wie auch deren Praktikabilität im Alltag erkennen.

Aktuell befasst sich Leslie Nader mit der Innenarchitektur des denkmalgeschützten Güterschuppens in Arosa, der umgebaut als einzigartiger Gastronomiebetrieb genutzt werden soll.  

Swiss, born in 1985 in New York, Albert Schrurs is an Architect and a Designer graduated respectively from EPFL and MAS Luxe of ECAL. He is also a member of the SIA, VSI.ASAI and recognized as a professionally qualified representative (MPQ ). After completing several internships in Paris, Tokyo and Beijing, notably within the offices of Shigeru Ban (Pritzker Prize 2014), Kengo Kuma, Ma Yansong (MAD Architects) and Jacques Lucan, he worked as a Project Manager in Architecture for Louis Vuitton before fully dedicating himself, in September 2011, to his own activity under the name of Allegory Studio. In 2015, he seized the opportunity to see bigger and decided to associate with the international agency Centdegrés; Allegory then changed its name to Centdegrés Suisse; Today the team has 7 employees and plans to expand to Zürich. Alongside his professional activities, Albert Schrurs co-founded the charitable and cultural project, Verbier Mountain Climbers, in 2010 and, since 2014, regularly participates in HEAD University as a Jury and a Workshop Professor. Winner of several international prizes, he is now regarded as one of the talented Swiss of his generation and is recognized as an expert in his field.


Tu Van Giang is of Chinese and Vietnamnese descent, but she was born in Switzerland and is familiar with both cultures. After studying to be a graphic designer, she went on to study industrial design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). She gained design experience in San Francisco, London and Wuxi (China). Her bachelor degree work has been exhibited 2013 in Shanghai (K11 Art Space) and Beijing (Beijing Design Week). The Zurich-based designer with a wide ranging interest in design works now for FREITAG as an holistic product designer.

Holistic Product Design
FREITAG lab., Zurich

Design Teaching 3D-Modelling, CAD
HF Industrial Design GBSSG, St.Gallen

Industrial Design
2ND WEST, Rapperswil

Eyewear Design
sol so lito, Zürich

Freelancer Medical Industrial Design
Hiemstra Development, San Francisco

Internship Product and Graphic Design
Afroditi Krassa, London

BA Industrial Design, Zurich University of Arts / ZHdK

Graphic Design apprenticeship
Erat, Thoma & Herzog AG BSW, Rorschach

Nicolas le Moigne’s designs are a celebration of juxtaposition. They show an understanding of, and capacity for, complexity and contrast: seemingly fragile yet resilient, at once artisanal yet also industrial, assuredly sophisticated yet without guile. Like a master swordsman he parries and ripostes between opposing materials, forms and conventions to produce designs that are rigorous and balanced.

This equanimity has brought the Swiss designer, also Head of Master in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, to the attention of both manufacturers and design galleries alike. Working between industrial companies such as Eternit or Atelier Pfister and galleries in London, Paris, Berlin, Zürich or Mexico, Le Moigne’s dexterous approach is an elegant counterpoint to the chaos of a supersaturated design culture.

Michael Sutter, born in 1970 near Solothurn, initially studied environmental sciences at ETH Zurich followed by industrial design at ZHdK. After graduating in 2000, he was able to realize many projects at Formpol as a long-term employee. Furthermore he was occasionally active as lecturer and examination expert at ZHdK, HFTG and ETH Sustainability Summer School.

Since 2012, Michael Sutter has been working as a senior designer and senior engineer in the team of innovation management at Helbling Technik AG in Zurich. Thereby he is involved in both, preliminary projects as well as in the development of new products. His design and development tasks lie in the areas of machine and plant construction, tools, medical technology, household and other technical devices such as the collaborative robot P-Rob 2 from F&P Robotics.

"Integrated industrial design" is being continuously expanded at Helbling Technik AG - the largest service company for product development in Switzerland. Michael Sutter ensures that industrial design is integrated into the engineering services right from the start, and that engineers and designers are able to work hand in hand with high efficiency on complex tasks. The result are innovative, ergonomic products with coherent details and a convincing overall appearance.


Dipl. Innenarchitektin FFI/VSI,
wohnhaft in Zürich.

Inhaberin eines Architektur- und Innen-Architekturbüros in Maur. Arbeiten in den Bereichen strategische Planungen, Bauplanungen und Realisationen von Umbauten, Neubauten, Einrichtungen und Gasträumen für Private und öffentliche Bauherren (


Ab 1988 bis 2006 Engagement für den Aufbau der Fachhochschulen im Bereich Design und Kunst in verschiedenen Eidgenössischen Kommissionen. Als Mitglied der eidgenössischen Fachhochschulkommission mitverantwortlich für die Neupositionierung dieser Ausbildungen.

Seit 2002 ständige Expertin in der Innovationsagentur KTI (Kommission für Technologie und Innovation) des eidgenössischen Volkswirtschaftsdepartements. Die KTI finanziert angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung, zuständig für die Themen der Gestaltungssparten, den Planungsdisziplinen und der Künste. Im Weiteren seit 2004 bis 2012 Fachexpertin bei DORE (DO-Research, ein Förderungsinstrument für praxisorientierte Forschung an Fachhochschulen), zuständig für die Themenbereiche Design und Kunst.

Walter Stulzer hat an der Universität Zürich Zoologie studiert und abgeschlossen. An der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste hat Walter Stulzer den Studienbereich Mediale Künste mitbegründet. Ausserdem ist er Fachexperte der Eidgenössischen Kommission für Technologie und Innovation (KTI) und Mitglied des Forschungsrats des Swiss Design Institute for Finance and Banking. Vor seinem Engagement für NOSE war er Partner bei Eclat. Ab 1995 hat Walter Stulzer bei NOSE die Kompetenzfelder Interaction Design, Corporate Design und Brand Strategy aufgebaut. Heute leitet er das Unternehmen als CEO. Walter Stulzer ist verheiratet, Vater von drei Töchtern und lebt in Kilchberg.

Design Leadership Prize

Dr. phil. Marie Antoinette Glaser is Director of the ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. She researches and teaches as cultural anthropologist and lecturer at the ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE Centre for Research on Architecture, Society & the Built Environment since 2004. She is scientific director and Co-convenor of the interdisciplinary Master of advanced studies course MAS ETH in Housing. Her research approach contains cultural studies in architecture, social and cultural history of Housing, social sustainability; Housing and poverty.

Prof. Dr. François Höpflinger, geb. 1948, verheiratet, 2 erwachsene Kinder, 4 Enkelkinder, Studium von Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie an der Universität Zürich. Ab 1994 Titularprofessor für Soziologie an der Universität Zürich. 1991 bis 1998 Programmleitung des Nationalen Forschungsprogrammes 32 Alter/Vieillesse/Anziani'. 1999 bis 2008 Forschungsdirektion am Universitären Institut ‘Alter und Generationen’, Sion. Ab 2009 selbständige Forschungs- und Beratungstätigkeit zu Alters- und Generationenfragen Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte: Wohnen im Alter, Wandel des Alterns, Sozialbericht 2016 zu Wohlbefinden in der Schweiz. 2013 Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Gerontologie, Preisträger 2013 der Stiftung Dr. J.E. Brandenberger in Anerkennung für Aktivitäten im Bereich der Alters- und Generationenforschung

Benjamin Moser studierte an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Trend- und Zukunftsforschung. 2008 gründete er mit seiner Partnerin Debora Biffi die Senior Design Factory, ein Vorzeigemodell für generationsübergreifendes Zusammenleben und Arbeiten. Im Lauf der Jahre wurde aus der Senior Design Factory das Senior Design Studio, das sich auf universelle Designkonzepte mit dem Fokusthema Ageing Society und Universal Design spezialisiert hat. Benjamin Moser lebt und arbeitet in Zürich.

SwissEnergy Lighting Prize

Geboren am 24.1.1963

2007 bis heute:

Umwandlung der eteam GmbH in die elight GmbH. Inhaber und Geschäftsführer Kunden von elight GmbH

Professionelle Bauherrschaften und Leuchtenhersteller, die eine effiziente Beleuchtung, speziell auch in LED-Technik, realisieren wollen.

Architekten, Elektro- und Lichtplaner, die Unterstützung bei der Realisierung von Beleuchtungsanlagen nach dem Minergiestandard benötigen.

Fachverbände, die eine Projektleitung für die Umsetzung von Energieeffizienz-Programmen suchen.

Energiefachstellen und Elektrizitätswerke, die Informationsmittel oder Rechentools für Planer oder Laien erstellen lassen wollen.

Private und öffentliche Institutionen, die eine Analyse oder Messung von Gebäuden, Beleuchtungen oder einzelner Geräte brauchen.

Fachhochschulen, Verbände und Firmen, die Weiterbildung oder Referate im Bereich Energieeffizienz und Beleuchtung durchführen wollen. 


As a scientist, consultant and author, PD Dr. Monika Kritzmöller analyses phenomena of life style and everyday culture. Her main topics are fashion, textile and the body as well as architecture and environmental design. With an interdisciplinary approach, she combines science and practice, social sciences and economics: In her institution of research and consulting “Trends + Positionen” she implements her insights into the practise of companies and organisations. Additionally, she teaches sociology at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Born in 1968 in the south of Germany, she lives at St. Gallen since 2010. In her activities of research she follows her deep passion for textile and fashion – sectors which are still present in this metropolis in the east of Switzerland. Thus, she published her monograph “Lock-Stoffe – St. Gallen als Textil und Jugendstil-Stadt” in the same year.


Academic Background

After her studies of Economics and Social Sciences (Dipl. oec. Univ.) at the University of Augsburg, Monika Kritzmöller acquired her doctors degree in Economic Psychology at the University of Eichstätt (Dr. phil.). Her industry-financed project of “Habilitation” at the University of St. Gallen was interdisciplinary situated between sociology and marketing (PD).

Thomas W. Meyer (1952) has passed his long career at Bischoff Textiles Ltd. and was mainly in charge of the marketing and sales as well as the design and development department. Working stays in London and Paris and further education in different fields completed his great experience in the textile industry. He was strongly committed to the Swiss Textiles Federation and longtime president of the Embroidery Manufacturer- and Export division. Several awards and the nomination as “Creator of the Year 2014” for Bischoff by Eurovet and the “Ville de Paris” were highlights.

René Rossi has been working at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology for over 20 years in the field of the interactions between materials and the human body (especially the human skin). In 1999 he was awarded a PhD for his dissertation "Experimental investigation of the interaction of protection and physiology in fire fighters protective clothing" by the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Physiology at ETH Zurich. Since 2003, he has been leading the Laboratory for Protection and Physiology at Empa, a group of 40 researchers developing new materials and systems for the improvement of health and performance of the human body. His particular interest is the influence of clothing on comfort, especially in sportswear and protective clothing. In the field of smart textiles, his group is developing new fibers and membranes for sensing and drug delivery purposes. He is a founder member of the European Society for Protective Clothing and Member of the General Council of the Fiber Society. René Rossi is lecturer for Thermoregulation and Sports Textiles at ETH Zurich and author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.