The objective of the ITMF Start-up Awards is to bring together young companies with innovative product and service innovations with well-established companies from the textile industry.
At the ITMF Annual Conference 2022 in Davos/Switzerland which took place in September, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Zurich/Switzerland, presented the ITMF Start-up Awards for the first time. The awards were granted to 7 start-ups that had applied to present their product and service innovations.
Next to an innovative business idea, the criteria applied by the jury comprised aspects like criteria for business propositions, criteria related to sustainability, recyclability, or digitalization as well qualitative efficiency. These 7 start-ups were selected by a jury from a total of more than 40 entries, and they were able to present their ideas in 2 “Start-up Sessions” during the conference.
The winners of the ITMF Start-up Award 2022 are (in alphabetical order):
• ColorDigital GmbH (Germany)
Presentation: “DMIx – meaningful digitalization for the supply chain”
• Designovel (South Korea)
Presentation: “What to make, what to sell?”
• dimpora (Switzerland)
Presentation: “dimpora: The next generation of performance membranes”
• Farbenpunkt Inc. (USA)
Presentation: “Textile printing and dyeing for the 21st century”
• Fibrecoat (Germany)
Presentation: “Alucoat – affordable conductive textiles for EMI shielding and more”
• Frontier.Cool.Inc. (Taiwan)
Presentation: “Leveraging AI for seamless digital workflows and collaboration”
• R-Inove (Brazil)
Presentation: “Textile Traceability”