ANDAM Innovation Award #2: Applications are now opened!

And this year, Futur 404 is part of the prize' expert committee ;-)

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in brief

Last year, the ANDAM (the annual fashion prize that supports designers) launched its own Innovation Award to encourage innovation and technology in the industry and contribute to the future of fashion.

To encourage innovation and contribute to the market changes, the prize will reward a designer, entrepreneur or start-up – French and international willing to develop their project in France – who offers innovative and technological solutions in the fields of fashion design, production and distribution to help develop an accountable and transparent Fashion, which considers the economic, environmental and social impacts.

“Technological innovation is a key challenge for our sector, and more globally for our country. As the world capital of Fashion, Paris must be the driving force of these coming structural changes. It is our responsibility to encourage innovation, give innovative start-ups the means to establish themselves in France, to develop their business and get international exposure. It is the whole aim of the ANDAM Fashion Innovation Award I wish to strengthen in the future, thanks to the precious support of our sponsors.” Nathalie Dufour, director of ANDAM.

Fields of application

Last year’s winner, Euveka, is currently being under the spotlights at CES.

  • Materials: innovative textiles, materials, …
  • Conception and manufacturing process: 3D scanning, 3D printing, computer-aided manufacturing, generative algorithms, embedded electronics, CSR, blockchain, …
  • Customer experience: VR/AR/Mixed reality, m-commerce, smart tags, e-payment, connected store, chatbot ecommerce, …
  • Data: data gathering, data vizualisation, artificial intelligence (fashion applications & image recognition), blockchain, …

Clarisse Reille, general manager of DEFI, will provide the winner with a one-year duration mentoring to help her/him develop her/his structure and as well as providing access to consulting and support from the professionals in the fashion technology sector:

“The Fashion industry has always been driven by newness. Today, major and profound upheavals are happening. The technologies are radically changing the consumer behaviour to the brands, to Fashion, creating new desires, new aspirations impossible to imagine just a few years ago. New spaces for innovation, creation, invention are taking place under our eyes and it is our responsibility to encourage and support them. I would like to thank ANDAM for pursuing its pioneering role as fashion scout, through its Fashion Innovation Award.”

Expert committee

For its second edition, we are so grateful that the ANDAM chose us to be part of their expert committee!

NOÉMIE BALMAT, Founder, Chief Editor & Fashion Futurist, Futur 404
FRANCK DELPAL, Program Manager IFM Entrepreneurs, Institut Français de la Mode
PASCAL DENIZART, Managing Director, CETI
MAXIME COUPEZ, Director Innovation Strategy, Fabernovel
NATHALIE DUFOUR, Founder and General Manager, ANDAM
MARIE FAUCHADOUR, Head of the Innovation and Public Policies BU, Alcimed
ULRIC JEROME, CEO, MATCHESFASHION.COM
PIETER LAMMENS, Director, Lafayette Plug & Play
PIERRE-FRANÇOIS LE LOUËT, President, Fédération Française du Prêt-à-porter Féminin
PASCAL MORAND, Executive President, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode
PHILIPPE PASQUET, CEO, Première Vision
THIERRY PETIT, CEO, Showroomprive.com
CLARISSE REILLE, General Manager, DEFI
PHILIPPE RIBERA, Vice President Innovation, Lectra
FRANCESCO REVEL-SILLAMONI, Principal, APAX Partners
CAROLE SABAS, Writer, Author, Brand Strategist
NICOLAS SANTI-WEIL, CEO, AMI
NADJA SWAROVSKI, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski
IRIS VAN HERPEN, Designer, IVH

Selection process

1. Online application until March 31, 2018
2. Pre-selection of the finalists by an expert committee of theFashion Technology industry on April 24, 2018
3. Selection of the fellowship winner by the ANDAM jury on June 29, 2018

This post was written in partnership with DEFI France, as part of its support to innovation and fashion companies.

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