The Future of Packaging Design
Towards a smart and sustainable era

International Symposium
6th December 2019
Opificio Golinelli, Bologna


The Future of Packaging Design is:

  • An international symposium that will take place on December 6, 2019 at  Fondazione Golinelli in Bologna A study day that aims to present the results of our research on innovations in the Packaging sector at an international level and to designate, also through the direct testimonies of protagonists from around the world and from the Packaging Valley, the drivers that push this sector into the future.
  • An ongoing academic research and observing project involving over 80 international surveyors and experts, committed to reporting cases of innovation or sustainability driven by design in the packaging sector. To date, more than 300 case studies have been surveyed.
  • The opportunity to launch the creation of a Permanent Observatory on Innovative and Sustainable Packaging design-driven at the University of Bologna, which is essential to speed up innovation processes, the dissemination of knowledge and the consolidation of the network. The Observatory aims to act as a reference centre in the sector on a national scale, setting up a system, through a "design of relationships", of the main realities (research centres, consortia, universities, companies) that vertically deal with observing the phenomenon from different perspectives.