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The mission of The SDS is to allow the encounter of a new generation of creative, curious students who are concerned about our planet, with enterprises and industries that are looking for new talents in design and sustainable innovation.
A NEW VISION OF DESIGN
PATRICK LE QUÉMENT
Design strategic consulting
Co-founder of The SDS
Professor at Polytechnique School
Co-founder & Director of The SDS
MARC VAN PETEGHEM
Co-founder of VPLP Yacht Design
Co-founder of The SDS
and our values
sustainable innovation for all
WE ARE CONVINCED
A strong and common conviction has guided our work in founding the Sustainable Design School: the profound changes occurring in the world today require us to approach innovation in an entirely different, radical way. By sharing our reciprocal pedagogic and professional experiences, we are convinced that : design, as a means of thinking, plays an essential role in new, sustainable innovation for all. This way of “design thinking” puts the person at the center of the design, with a global and creative approach dedicated to design scenarios.
They allow us to rethink and discover new uses, to imagine original services, to create products and relevant business models in the current context of green growth. This methodology is broadened and enriched by overlapping with other fields of innovation: social sciences, engineering, architecture, marketing, management…and on an international level, due to human and cultural diversity worldwide.
All teachers are active professionals
Coming from different and complementary fields, the teaching staff is international. Passionate and enthusiastic about giving their time to transmit their expertise, the educators take pleasure in accompanying the students to help them reveal their creative talents and develop a responsible global vision.
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Université Côte d’Azur
DEVELOP INNOVATION & DESIGN
The SDS is a member of the UCA to highlight the collaborative and transversal aspects of innovation. The diversity of the schools and research centers present will facilitate the encounter of teaching methods, professions and expertise. One of the priorities of the UCA is to develop innovation and design as well as all of the new methods and techniques related to it. The SDS will play a significant role in this.
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