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DeFINE is a three-year collaborative project co-funded by the European Commission’s COSME programme.

The project aims to support the fusion of cutting-edge technologies with the European fashion and design industries. Over the past three years, DeFINE has developed a network of incubators and accelerators, start-ups, SMEs, and financiers to form a European fashion-technology community where cross-sectoral knowledge can be shared, ideas can grow, and transnational collaboration can be nurtured.

DeFINE: Fashion-Technology Showcase

The DeFINE: Fashion-Technology Showcase is an interactive event created to celebrate the fashion-tech community throughout Europe.

This year, their annual showcase will give guests the opportunity to hear from global fashion-tech experts about the radical and disruptive nature of the sector.

Taking place from 24–28 May, the DeFINE: Fashion-Technology Showcase will explore topics including investment in fashion-tech, sustainability, the changing retail sector, the impact of European innovation policies, and more.

Attendees will also be able to explore the virtual fashion-technology expo, which will host some of the most exciting fashion-tech ventures in Europe.

The event will feature high-profile speakers from FashNerd, Edge Investments, Fashion Council Germany, the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Euratex, the Fashion Innovation Agency, and more.

The five-day event will include sessions on topics such as:

  • How Fashion-tech is Pushing Boundaries in Europe: In Conversation with Matthew Drinkwater and Lisa Lang
  • The Importance of Building a Fashion-Tech Ecosystem
  • How Digital Transformation Policies are Driving Fashion-Tech Growth
  • The Value in Pivoting
  • Exploring the Dynamics Between Craftsmanship and Technology
  • Investor Insights
  • What's Next for Fashion-Tech?


Registrations for the event are open now.

Register here.

If you have any queries about the DeFINE Forum 2021, please contact: e.webster [at]

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