Continues trend scouting is part of a designer's live. It keeps our organization's goals aligned with what's happening in the world. Inspire idea submissions with developing trends, emerging technologies or even startups. I have very much enjoyed browsing trough design events like 100 Percent Design/London, Design Week/Vienna, Design Biennale/Venice or ICFF/New York in the past and will continue to do so. Trends, in this sense, go beyond ideas or simple inspirations. But they can be used to inspire and enrich new ideas. Love the energetic atmosphere and coming back inspired and motivated.