Thank you to all teams who participated in the 2018 IT4Fashion Award!
The EIGHT finalists of this challenge have been chosen from more than 50 applicants and competed against each other in the pitch session on April 19. The finalist teams are listed below.
If you represent one of this company, you have the possibility to present your pitch elevator on April 19th during IT4Fashion conference. Please register to the conference, through the following link: IT4FASHION REGISTRATION
The IT4Fashion Innovation Award is a call to Innovation aimed at existing companies and start-ups who have a technology or product which has the potential to widely disrupt the world of fashion. Applications are open now and you can submit until April 6th, 2018. The best start-ups, selected by an expert panel of industry leaders, will have the chance to meet face-to-face with leading investors, world-class fashion & retail brands as well as gain visibility and a development package. Simply put, it will take you to the next level.
The IT4Fashion Innovation Award is the Call to Innovation for all startups and young companies involved in studying and designing intelligent solutions to problems that manifest themselves within the fashion and retail industries. The aim of our call to innovation is to select those solutions which offer the most disruptive, innovative business opportunities and which which are ready to scale internationally. Companies must be categorised as ‘market ready’ and have an innovative digital or technological solution on offer.
The call to innovation is aimed at start-ups and existing companies with innovative projects to develop within the fashion/retail digital sphere. Companies must be categorised as ‘market ready’ and have an innovative digital or technological solution on offer.
If you already have a patent for your project or software you are protected by the relevant legislation. Otherwise all information submitted as part of your application to IT4Fashion Innovation Award is treated as non-confidential.
The IT4Fashion Innovation Award is created by IT4Fashion and promoted by Logislab, a University of Florence laboratory, based in Florence, Italy as well as by a series of other sponsors and partners as detailed on our PARTNERS page.
Your application and proposal will be kept in our secure online systems then evaluated by a board of experts chosen predominantly from the fashion, retail and ICT sectors. The best applications will then be evaluated by our board of judges and the applicants will be asked to pitch their ideas in front of an audience of investors and industry players at international events.
Proposals are evaluated according to fixed criteria (including, but not limited to): current state of the project, scalability potential, potential to disrupt, perceived need by fashion brands, capabilities, vision and expertise of the applicants and the project.
You will receive an initial email confirming your submission then successful applicants will hear from IT4Fashion by April 2nd, 2018 to pitch during IT4Fashion event on Aprl 19th, 2018.
Simply complete the online form here and upload any relevant documentation through our portal.
There is no fee charged for taking part in the IT4Fashion Innovation Award.