A leading European programme

Dedicated to Fashion & Technology

DeFINE is a 3-year collaborative project co-funded by the European commission’s COSME programme. Our aim is to grow innovation & collaboration in fashion technologies by:

  • Building a network of Fashion-Tech start-ups, SMEs, incubators, accelerators, financiers and investors.
  • Mapping and connecting existing incubators and accelerators, growing their capacity of mentoring fashion start-ups and SMEs.
  • Mapping and building a community of investors sensitive to Fashion-Tech businesses.
  • Engaging promising Fashion-Tech start-ups and SMEs to take part in the project activities.
  • Providing dedicated mentoring to selected businesses in developing innovative Fashion-Tech solutions.
  • Analysing, experimenting and disseminating best practices of Fashion-Tech fusion into innovative products, services, and business models.
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Get in touch with the Fashion Tech Community

Our Network

By joining the DeFINE Community, you will have access to a network of fashion and technology professionals, start-ups and SMEs, as well as accelerators and incubators from across Europe. Choose how you want to connect below.

LinkedIn Forum

Get in touch & exchange
with people


Discover the actors & organizations
of the sector

Interactive Mapping

Find the specialized incubators & accelerators
in Europe

Focus on innovation & innovative ideas

Our Mentored Start-ups & SMEs

27 Fashion-Tech projects are currently supported by our Mentoring Programme:

Hear from Industry Experts

Our Blog

Discover the latest news, interviews, insights and reports
on the world of fashion-tech

Uniting the European Fashion Tech Ecosystem

The Founders

The project is founded by leading European academic institutions in Fashion and Design, accelerators and incubators, Business Support Organisations, Trade Associations and Financiers. Powered by these cross-sector, international partnerships, DeFINE fosters the building of a pan-European Fashion-Tech network.

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