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Leicester University is Khải's corporate sponsor and facilitator made possible by Associate Professor in Design and Innovation Management Marta Gasparin who teaches at the University of Leicester and is currently conducting research in creativity and innovation in Vietnam as a visiting academic at RMIT and the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City.The University of Leicester represented by Dr. Christophe Schinckus and Dr. Quinn who are supporting this interdisciplinary exhibition with an interest to re-conceptualise what design is in an emerging country. Alongside Dr. William Green: Associate Professor in Innovation, Operations and Knowledge Management whose work in ergonomics, focuses on the needs of the human in the interaction between people, technology and the environment in order to design for human well-being. Also with the support of Prof. Mike Saren: Professor of Marketing whose research interest lies in marketing culture and heritage, human-objects relations, sustainability and marketing technology.

Innovation and Creativity in

Transformational Economies 

INCITE is a groundbreaking international, interdisciplinary network working in and researching innovation and creativity in transformational economies. Drawing on the academic disciplines of design theory, innovation, social innovation, science and technology studies, regional and policy studies, marketing, and philosophy, INCITE’s members examine how and why creativity and innovation emerge in transformational economies.

INCITE'S studies are based on economies that are transforming, changing settings, ranging from South East Asia to South America, but also in Western regions that are experiencing post-industrial crises but with pockets of innovation (e.g. Northern England) and other underdeveloped areas of developed countries. We are researching how design, innovation and creativity are used to revitalize underdeveloped areas, and how communities are innovatively reacting to unfavourable conditions by creating economic, social and cultural values.


Founded in 1994, Dragon Capital Group (DCG) is a Vietnam-focused financial institution with long-standing investment experience in the country and the surrounding Indochina region. DCG has been instrumental in introducing international standards of corporate governance and professionalism as part of its long-term focus and commitment to the sustainable development of Vietnam’s financial infrastructure.

DCG has established Vietnam’s first domestic asset management company Viet Fund Management (VFM) and holds a 30% managing stake in Ho Chi Minh City Securities Company together with the Ho Chi Minh City government. DCG’s own shareholders include management, employees, and former employees. The company has a head count of 100 in teams focusing on origination, portfolio management and research, fund accounting and operations, legal, and client services.

DCG, together with its affiliates, manage over US$ 3 billion in assets across public equities, private capital, fixed income, clean development and real estate. In addition to tailor made solutions for institutions and family offices, there are five public funds available to investors.

DCG maintains offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bangkok, Hong Kong (where it is SEC registered), and the UK (where it is FCA registered).

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The mission of the British University Vietnam is to contribute to society and economic growth through the pursuit of exceptional teaching and learning and an innovative and meaningful engagement with business and community at the highest international levels of excellence. The British University Vietnam aims to be the leading provider of world-class higher education and professional development for ambitious and career focused individuals in Vietnam.

Part of Harvey Nash Group, NashTech is a global technology, consulting and outsourcing company. Services include digital strategy consulting, delivering software solutions and streamlining business processes. Global operations in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan enables NashTech to go where their clients are, ensuring they have the technology services they need to support strategic business growth.

VIETNAM – UK NETWORK is an umbrella group bringing together organisations and individuals with shared interests in Vietnam to promote Vietnam – UK cooperation across the broad spectrum of the bilateral relationships (including trade, education, trade unions, your professionals and cultural activities) to enhance understanding and friendship between the citizens and institutions of the two countries.

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The exhibition was generously supported by Ambassador Trần Ngọc An and the Embassy of Viet Nam in the United Kingdom for the London exhibition and upon the return to Hanoi the generosity was reciprocated by the British Ambassador Mr Gareth Ward from the British Embassy Hanoi. Both ambassadors and their respective embassies were such phenomenal supporters of the exhibition and the designers behind the installation.

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British Council is the UK's international organisation of cultural cooperation and educational opportunities. We are present on six continents and over 100 countries, every day, our activities bring international opportunities to many people. Our goal is to build bridges between people around the world based on the spirit of mutual trust and understanding. Through our British Council programmmes, we create opportunities for hundreds of millions of people around the world to learn about the UK's culture and creativity.


Vietnam Airlines operates the UK's only nonstop scheduled services to Vietnam, with daily flights from Heathrow T4 to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.  Flights are operated by the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with Economy; Premium Economy – with dedicated check-in, priority boarding, 10kgs extra baggage allowance and 42-inch seat pitch; and Business Class cabins offering fully lie-flat beds and lounge access. Vietnam Airlines welcomes guests with SkyTrax 4-star rated Vietnamese hospitality at every stage of the journey.


New World Fashion Group is one of the leading suppliers of quality ladies-wear to a worldwide market for more than 25 years. A focus on quality, which has all design development and production made in-house. New World Fashion Group aims to become the one-stop shop for our customers, for all their needs in formal wear.

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