TCBL_2017 – 20-21 June

We attended the yearly conference of TCBL, organised as a two-day event, 20-21 June, 2017 at the Gazi Technopolis in Athens, an ex-gas works transformed into a cultural innovation and meeting centre.


The neon logo icon at #TCBL_2017

#TCBL_2017 was articulated in nine different formats, to find out how the textiles and clothing sector is responding to major change.

Event Modules

The conference-style module with keynote speaker presentations and round table discussions.

A yearly update on fashion design from the TCBL community. No catwalks, but videos and exhibits showed what local creatives are producing.

A TED© style series of provocative, live presentations about general trends and issues shaping our future, where world class thinkers presented the latest scientific discoveries and reflections about where we’re going.

The welcoming ceremony for the new community members: Associate Labs, Associate Enterprises, Associate Advisors and Associate Service Providers.

An opportunity for out-of-town T&C Enterprises to meet up with businesses in the Athens area.

Gave an update on developments in the TCBL project. This year, it was focused on the six Business Cases and their benefits to participating TCBL Associates.

Allowed the interaction with local artisans in textiles and clothing. This year the focus was on silk, and is organised by the Athens Silk Museum.

A series of interactive workshops exploring different dimensions of business model innovation. TCBL Labs and Enterprises exchanged perspectives on Design, Making and Place Labs. This year, TCBL_Jam also included a Hack session for those interested in the workings of the TCBL Open Platform. The JAM SESSION ONE included the presentations of the REDU Place Lab and, also, the Reginnova NE as a new partner joining the TCBL consortium.

Visiting the production facilities in the surrounding area where fibres, textiles, and clothing are born and made.

The conference web pages at contain links to the Powerpoint presentations for each of the sessions, and also contain links to the videos of each presentation. The videos are also uploaded to the TCBL YouTube channel at