Dutch Embassy presentation
Innovation and sustainability in French fashion tech!
Fashion, technology, sustainability and innovation, those were the key words of the seminar on ‘Innovation and sustainability in French fashion tech: opportunities for Dutch researchers and entrepreneurs’. The event, organized by the Innovation Department within the Embassy of the Netherlands in France and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), was held in Utrecht on Thursday 12 December 2019.
Nico Schiettekatte, Head of the Economic Department and Counselor for Innovation, Science, & Technology at the Dutch Embassy in Paris, kicked-off with a word of welcome to our audience, with over 60 representatives from the Dutch fashion and innovative textile sector from research clusters to innovative designers, and the French delegation of five fashion tech experts. He emphasized that: “Your presence here today shows the importance of sustainable and innovative fashion tech for the Netherlands and France and the keen interest in both deepening and widening our partnerships in this field, also in a broader European context”.
There is clearly a new movement taking place. In both countries we see that the fashion sector is increasingly embracing tech and becoming a field of exploration and co-creation for academia, designers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and artists.