Taking Part

the objectives.

Project's purpose

The objectives of the CASCADE project cover digital learning for business growth (pricing, digital marketplaces, digital marketing, retail channels etc), innovation and sustainable (closed loop) production along with inter-generational learning, careers advice for young people interested in crafts and the creation of a new network to enable craft and artisan workers to link up with new markets for their products.

the innovation.

Workshops & Exhibitions

Our innovative outputs include inter-generational workshops with exhibitions of co-created crafts and a comprehensive package of innovation learning, covering design, marketing, business model and supply innovation. We are focusing on this topic because we consider the urgency of the climate emergency and the importance of the craft and artisan sector to innovate in this area, and to make use of their sustainability credentials in marketing their products.

get involved.

Take part

The CASCADE research project is looking for people who will be able to take part in workshops, interviews and join an online Facebook community of practice (within a closed group), to explore how you build, manage and run your business. Our workshops aim to help you: gain knowledge and skills to support business growth, develop innovations in manufacture, design, and business model, and enable the sharing of cultural heritage.

Our workshops will foster innovation to help the craft and artisan sector build resilience. Therefore, group discussions within the workshops will centre around areas such as barriers to innovation, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

What will happen to the results of the research project?

Results of the research may be published. You will not be identified in any report or publication. Your business will not be identified in any report or publication. If you wish to be given a copy of any reports resulting from the research, please ask us to put you on our circulation list.

If you think you can help us, or would like to know more, please initially contact our Project Coordinator: Rebecca Harris at r.harris3@lancaster.ac.uk

Recent & Upcoming Events

Partner meeting Lodz

10 May - 11 May

We are hoping to travel to Lodz, Poland, for our next partner meeting, to be hosted by University of Lodz, Faculty of Management. We [...]

To solve big problems like climate change, waste, and pollution, we need to rethink how we design, make, and use the things we need, from the food we eat, gifts and goods we purchase, to the clothes we wear. Together, we can create a better future for business, society, and the natural world.

Online Workshop (UK) Tuesday 8th March 2022

8 March @ 18:00 (GMT) - 21:00 (GMT)

CASCADE Design innovation Workshop in Sustainability and Closed Loop / Circular Production for Craft and Artisan Makers. The purpose of this workshop is to understand current practices of craft and artisan based organisations and producers with regards to production and procurement processes, specifically in the following areas: sourcing raw materials; preparing materials ready for production; production processes; energy uses; waste disposal.

Post-its and Ketso Workshop (England & Ireland)

1 January @ 08:00 (GMT) - 17:00 (GMT)

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Training resources

Our co-created training resources will be accessible, bite-sized, and easy to use. Co-created by our potential end-users.

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We have project teams in a number of locations, including: Poland, Ireland, England, Bulgaria and Italy.

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