Fashion & Design Open Innovation Day 2015

Milan, Italy - Mar 12, 2015

Fourth edition of the Open Innovation appointment dedicated to new technologies for Fashion, Luxury, Industrial & Service Design

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We are glad to announce the fourth edition of the

Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative

Fashion & Design

which will take place in Milan on Thursday March 12 2015,

starting 9 a.m. till 14 p.m.,

at Palazzo Besana, Piazza Belgioioso, 1.

The event is part of a series of appointments focused on the main "Made in Italy” sectors, aimed at supporting companies in the acquisition of new competitive advantages to successfully operate in both domestic and international markets. This new initiative joins the existing StartUp Initiative events, which are specialized by technology.

Event focus:

- to provide an overview of the latest developments in the Fashion, Luxury and Design industries, which is becoming increasingly strategic at the global level

- to showcase cutting-edge technologies and innovative services applicable to this industry

- to offer a unique opportunity for evaluating one’s own strategic positioning in a fast-changing competitive environment.

The event is addressed to Italian and international companies, institutions and investors, and it is a unique opportunity for all who wish to gain insight on the Italian and international FashionLuxury and Design sector, its dynamics and its consumer trends. Participants will also have a chance to learn about some of the most promising innovative projects (early stage startups) selected according to the industrial applicability of the technologies to this field (e.g. textile, web & mobile applications, accessories, jewelry, lifestyle, digital marketing & distribution, shop window dressing, industrial and interior design, service design, furnishings, etc.).

The event will be partially in Italian and partially in English; a translation service to Italian will be provided anyway.

Please find attached below the agenda of the day and a map to reach the venue.

If you wish to attend as an investor or observer please write us at