Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology Ecosystem Survey 2019

As part of the UK Industrial Strategy and Creative Sector deal, The Business of Fashion Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Creative R&D Partnership has been funded to enable sustainable growth and innovation in an industry that has not received serious levels of R&D investment in the past. Led by the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, this will include R&D funding available for small and medium-sized Fashion Textiles & Technology (FTT) businesses and intermediaries to develop new products, services, processes and experiences for existing and new markets, including business development support.


This survey is an important first step in assessing your business R&D needs and the barriers and opportunities for sustainable growth. This will both inform the R&D programme and design of future funding support up to £2m.

By completing the survey, you will play an important role in shaping sustainable development in the sector. You will be eligible to join the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) network as well as be the first to hear about Partnership events, important rounds of R&D funding and gain exclusive access to the report findings. 

The survey is divided into three sections:

  • SECTION A | About your Business
  • SECTION B | R&D and Innovation Needs
  • SECTION C | Barriers to and Opportunities for Growth

The survey will take about 7 minutes to complete. We are looking for owners and founders of as many Fashion, Textiles and Technology related businesses and intermediaries - from materials to museums, agriculture to advertising, policy to 3D printing and beyond - across the country working in all aspects of the fashion ecosystem to take part in the survey. If your role in the organisation is different, please forward the survey to an appropriate person if possible. 

There are no right or wrong answers and your honest responses to the questions that follow are very much appreciated. 

Link to Survey

To access the survey please click here.

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You can find UAL’s full privacy information and your subject rights here.  Find out more about the Business of Fashion Textiles & Technology Creative R&D Partnership here.