Material expert Dr. Sascha Peters in Red Dot jury for the first time

Every year, the Red Dot Award: Product Design, which is organised in Germany, registers thousands of submissions from all around the world. The competition, which has been awarding good product design for 60 years now, regularly shows that its winners set standards on the international stage regarding both qualitative workmanship and design.

The international jury of 40 members is able to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design. Thus, the commitment of independent, renowned experts for product quality is always necessary. This year, the German material expert Dr. Sascha Peters is in the jury for the first time. He will mainly bring in his expertise in the new product category “Materials and surfaces”.

The founder and owner of the agency for material and technology “HAUTE INNOVATION” in Berlin studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, and product design at the ABK Maastricht, Netherlands. He wrote his doctoral thesis at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany; his focus: the complex of problems in communication between engineering and design. From 1997 to 2003 he led research projects and product developments at the Fraunhofer-Institute for production technology IPT in Aachen and subsequently became Head of the Design Zentrum Bremen.

Dr. Sascha Peters is author of various bestseller specialised books on sustainable raw materials, smart materials, innovative production techniques, and energetic technologies for renowned publishing houses, such as Birkhäuser and Springer Wissenschaftsverlag. He is one of the world’s leading material experts and trend scouts for new technologies. Since 2014, he is member of the advisory board of the funding initiative “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation” (2020 – Partnership for innovation) by order of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
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