On Thursday, April 29 we got together with Steve Zika of Natural Fiber Welding & Jason Berns of Ralph Lauren to talk about innovation, sustainability and the collaborations that will drive change at scale.
Check out the recording of this event in our series, What's Next, Now to learn more about how industry leaders explore new technologies, what startups are looking for in partners and investors; and how people are at the heart of the movement for greater sustainability in the materials industry.
Hear how this global lifestyle brand approaches Open Innovation with a focus on product and manufacturing. Gain insight into how they source innovation partners, make the business case for sustainability and form the internal structures that enable innovation to succeed.
Hear about the transformation of the materials industry and the work that Natural Fiber Welding does in partnership with The Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products.
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, footwear & accessories, home, fragrances and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.
NFW develops technologies based on the sustainable use of plants and natural fibers, to create beautiful durable goods and textiles. Their technologies broaden the spectrum of what is possible from nature's strength & diversity.
Learn more about how NFW is helping consumers stay loyal to the brands they love without compromising:
Founded in 2014, VentureFuel is an independent innovation consultancy based out of New York City. We build and accelerate innovation programs for industry leaders by unlocking the power of what we call "external innovation" via startup collaborations. Our programs focus on changing the behaviors and beliefs necessary to unlock new sources of growth.
Launched this year, this event series is focused on the industries and functions that are at the greatest risk of being disrupted.
Each month, we invite a corporate innovator, venture capitalist and startup entrepreneur to come together for a panel discussion about the products, services and technologies shaping tomorrow's change, today.