Laura Clèries has both creative and scientific backgrounds: she obtained her BA in Physical Chemistry and her PhD in Materials Science from the University of Barcelona and then pursued degree studies in Industrial Design. Laura has worked internationally as designer in main design companies (Zara Home) and design studios, and as researcher for main forecasting publications and think tanks (Pantone Colour Planner, WGSN). As materials innovation consultant, she has worked for Eurecat electronic textiles division, for the architects of Jean Paul Gaultier’s headquarters, and she has curated exhibitions related to materials innovation and forecasting (Materfad – textile area- and ‘Materiality’). Her present research work focuses on futures research methodologies, as well as in materials innovation. She is currently professor at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering and Head of ELISAVA Research.