The S4Fashion project has officially kicked off. The project is co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union and is being led by the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) in partnership with Envolve Entrepreneurship Greece, DataScouts, Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) and ZIPHOUSE of the Technical University of Moldova.
S4Fashion is empowering designers, start-ups, scale-ups and businesses identified as SMEs to introduce new sustainable and circular economy solutions for the fashion industry. The project aims to identify and amplify the best and up to date practices for a greener fashion sector.
In May 2021, S4Fashion will launch an open call for SMEs to form transnational teams, from at least two European countries, and collaborate for the creation of sustainability solutions, practices and business models for the fashion sector.
Selected pilot projects will benefit from a bespoke support programme including mentoring, networking opportunities and financial support. Beyond the pilot projects, a much larger number of organizations will be supported building a system of transnational sustainable fashion laboratories for the testing and measurement of new methodologies.
The project brings together a consortium with partners coming from different fields, expertise and locations such as: the creative hubs ecosystem (ECHN,Greece); creative and knowledge hubs for the fashion industry (IED,Spain and ZIPHOUSE, Moldova); expertise in support for start-ups and businesses (Envolve Entrepreneurship Greece) and a data-driven business development company (DataScouts, Belgium).
The newly formed consortium presented S4Fashion for the first time at the joint kick-off event with the other three grant awarded projects (Circular Inno Booster, Fashion for Change, Small But Perfect) which was organized by the Executive Agency for SMEs of the European Commission. The four partnerships had the opportunity to interact, share knowledge from previous experiences and initiate a dialogue on how to build synergies amongst them.
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