Fashion District, in collaboration with the Fashion Innovation Agency, has launched the Retail Futures 2020: Fashion District Innovation Challenge Prize.
What is Retail Futures 2020?
Fashion District innovation challenges aim to find innovative solutions to current industry issues across retail, manufacture and design. It gives startups and SMEs the opportunity to win cash prizes and support, as well as the chance to pitch to retailers and innovators.
The challenge is open to applications from tech startups that have the potential to tackle challenges or present new opportunities in fashion and retail supply chains. Potential solutions could include:
- Improving personalisation
- Developing community engagement
- Sustainable supply chain and retail
- Enriching retail data
- Creating creative and experiential retail moments.
What’s on offer?
A cash prize of £15,000 for the winner to invest in their idea, along with two runner-up prizes of £5,000. All three winners will receive two one-year hot-desking memberships at The Trampery Fish Island Village.
The winner will also receive a 12-month membership to Stylus.com, which provides access to consumer insight and free entry to Decoded Future London 2021.
What’s the deadline?
The deadline for applications is July 1 2020, and the finals event will be held in October 2020.