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Design & Innovation Accelerator for Sri Lanka

Design & Innovation Accelerator for Sri Lanka

AOD Launches Centre for Creative Enterprise - an open Invitation to Businesses to collaborate with Design Centre for Creative Enterprise (CCE) launched this August by AOD to accelerate Design-led Innovation and Hemas Holdings, Hirdaramani Group, HNB, Kingslake, Trace Expert City and Uber gets on board as foundation members. Design thinking for industry has been recognized as future DNA for well over a decade now & countries like the UK have leveraged this & gained remarkable results. Local economies in the UK have grown their creative industries twice as fast as other industry sectors while progressive nations like Singapore have been converging creativity for its own ventures in its own way...

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AOD and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka backs first Dutch-Sri Lankan Typography project in the country

AOD and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka backs first Dutch-Sri Lankan Typography project in the country

The first project of its kind to get support from the Netherlands’ Embassy inColombo, it is conceptualized by Akuru Collective and Mooniak founded by AOD Alumni Pathum Egodawatta and connects Sinhala and Tamil typographic evolution to the Dutch Press AOD and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands have announced its support to a groundbreaking project that strengthens Netherlands-Sri Lanka historical relations by using design as a medium.The project is the first typographic design centred initiative between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka with a deep significance to cultural diplomacy between the two nations. It aims to map out the influence...

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AOD Alumni Olivia Siriwardena; a vibrant voice for the future of Fashion Design

AOD Alumni Olivia Siriwardena; a vibrant voice for the future of Fashion Design

Meet Olivia Siriwardena, a young fashion designer working for MAS Linea Aqua who aspires to empower people through fashion and explore unseen possibilities in the design sphere. As a child Olivia was surrounded with great examples of bold decision making and independence. Her parents and grandparents were innovative thinkers and confident role models, inspiring her ever since she was young to be fearless and go after her dreams. She had the freedom and encouragement to explore various paths and found pleasure in making the simplest experiences more exciting using her imagination. This is the beginning of her creativity and the...

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Recognition in the UK for pushing design and creative innovation in Sri Lanka

Recognition in the UK for pushing design and creative innovation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Entrepreneur Linda Speldewinde receives British honorary doctorate  Linda Speldewinde known for pushing the power of design in Sri Lanka and incorporating creative innovation into the local economy—recently received a rare international honour from one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. Northumbria University UK presented the honorary doctorate to Speldewinderecognizing that a modern force of creative innovation with global relevance has been alight in Sri Lanka, bearing major significance to the international movement emerging in Sri Lanka.  The Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University UK–Professor Andrew Wathey in his invitation to Speldewinde to accept the award stated how "Each year, Northumbria University awards honorary degrees to...

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