DeFINE Innovation Network
June 1, 2020
DeFINE is an EU-funded project developing a fashion-tech innovation network throughout Europe. A key part of the project is their 8-month mentoring programme, where fashion-tech businesses receive 80hrs of mentoring from fashion and fashion-tech experts.
Now available: learning units
April 28, 2020
We're happy to announce that the fashion-tech learning units are now released on our community platform.
Smart textiles workshop at the Swedish School of Textiles
April 6, 2020
See the exciting results from the last teaching and learning programme that took place between 24-28th February 2020, with a focus on smart textiles through conductivity and thermochromism.
Sixth transnational meeting in Borås
March 7, 2020
In line with the smart textiles workshop in Borås, the partners met for the second to last transnational meeting on the 27th of February.
Fifth transnational meeting in London 2019
January 21, 2020
In line with the wearables focused workshop in London, the partners also met for a transnational meeting.
Work in progress and next workshop in Borås
January 18, 2020
Read about our current progress on developing learning units for a fashion-tech design curriculum, and what to expect from the next intensive programme workshop taking place at the Textile Fashion Centre between 24-28th of February.
Intensive programme focusing on wearables in London
January 10, 2020
Another intensive programme in the form of a workshop took place at the Digital Learning Lab, organised by the London College of Fashion in November 2019. See more information and the results through the link below.
Digital manufacturing workshop in Milan
September 11, 2019
15 MA students from the partner universities met at the Polifactory of Politecnico di Milano for a workshop focusing on digital manufacturing. See what the students came up with through the link below!
Award for Excellence 2019
August 23, 2019
Congratulations to Jose Teunissen from London College of Fashion and Paola Bertola from Politecnico di Milano for being presented with the Award for Excellence 2019 of the Emerald Literati Awards in the Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, for their article 'Fashion 4.0. Innovating fashion industry through digital transformation', based on the Education4Fashion-Tech project!
Next intensive programme for higher education learners
June 13, 2019
On the 24th of June, 15 MA students from the partner universities will meet at the Polifactory of Politecnico di Milano for a workshop focusing on digital manufacturing
Multiplier event at the Footwear and Wearable Tech Symposium
June 10, 2019
Last week the London College of Fashion, UAL, organised a multiplier event as a one-day seminar on how the latest digital technologies are changing design practice and manufacturing processes for fashion, textile and footwear industries.
Fourth Transnational Meeting in Borås
March 5, 2019
In line with the Train the Trainers workshop in Borås, the partners met for the fourth transnational meeting.
Train the Trainers workshop
March 4, 2019
Last week 15 teaching staff members of the partner universities met in Borås for the Train the Trainers workshop, aiming to test the Teacher´s Toolkit, defining the methods and strategies relevant for teaching of fashion-tech in higher education.
Preparing for the next workshop
January 9, 2019
The University of Borås is currently preparing to receive teaching staff from Milan and London for a Train the Trainers workshop, where 15 staff members will test the Teacher´s Toolkit.
October 10, 2018
The Tuning Document has answered the gaps identified in the Benchmarking Report by defining and establishing education in the field of fashion-tech to provide points of convergence and common understanding to higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area.
Fashion-Tech Hackathon London
September 25, 2018
Between the 24th and 27th of September 2018 the School of Design and Technology - London College of Fashion, has organised a Fashion-Tech hackathon as the first learning activity within the Education4FashionTech project.
The Third Meeting in London
September 26, 2018
The 3rd transnational meeting took place on the 26th of September 2019 in London at the London College of Fashion, during the Hackathon week. The goal of the meeting was to present and finalise the second Intellectual Output of the project, the Tuning Document. Furthermore, the aim was to initiate and plan the next Intellectual Outputs, along with planning for the following activities and dissemination.
How to answer the market need for hybrid professionals?
May 17, 2018
The benchmarking report identified the fashion-tech field as fragmented and disjointed in aspects related to professionals, disciplines and methodologies, among others. The current work on the second intellectual output aims to define and establish education and research of the field.
March 29, 2018
The benchmarking report is a foundational intellectual output that aims at describing the state of the art of higher education programs and other high-qualitative didactic experiences, research centres and companies. The benchmarking report maps players active in the field - in Europe and worldwide -, identifies the best practices and reads current and upcoming trends in the fashion-tech field.
The Second Meeting at Polimi
February 14, 2018
The project partners met for the second time in Milan on the 14thand 15thof February 2018 at Politecnico di Milano. The goal of the first day was to finalise the first Intellectual Output of the project, the Benchmarking Report, and to present it to the advisory board. Furthermore, the aim was to outline the plans for the next two Intellectual Outputs. The second day consisted of initiating the plans for the fourth Intellectual Output, along with the first teaching and learning event to take place in London later during the year.
Working on the first intellectual output
December 12, 2017
Work has started on the first intellectual output of the project with the aim of mapping the state of art of higher education and other didactic experiences in the fashion-tech field.
The first meeting of the E4FT Partners
October 5, 2017
The first transnational partners meeting took place on the 5th and 6th of October at the University of Borås, Sweden. The goal of the first day was to meet project staff, have a detailed overview of the introduction meeting with the UHR, the Swedish National Agency for Erasmus+, and introduce the guests to the facilities of the Swedish School of Textiles, at the University of Borås. The aim of the second day was to outline the project plan and tools to be used, along with a detailed plan on the first six months.