ANDAM Innovation SPINNOVA WINS THE 2021 INNOVATION AWARD
A year of mentoring with Yann Gozlan, Creative Valley's founder and president, and a 50.000€ award.
Created in 2017, the ANDAM Innovation Award aims to support and encourage technological innovations that contribute to the current transformation of our creative industry and will enable it to reinvent itself.
It is aimed at french and international companies that offer innovative technological solutions in the fields of design, production and customer experience, allowing the development of responsible and transparent fashion, that takes into account economic, ecological and social issues.
Composed of professionals from the innovation and fashion sector, the Committee of Experts met on Thursday 20th May in order to nominate the finalists and winner of the 2021 edition.
Winner of this edition, the finnish start-up Spinnova aims to radically transform the way in which textiles are produced by offering an eco-responsible and competitive in cellulose alternative.
Spinnova has develop a unique process to create a sustainable natural textile fibre from cellulose or waste streams, such as wood without involving harmful chemicals, with minimal water consumption and emissions, and zero waste.
« 2021 will have been marked by the sanitary Crisis and its hardness ; many of the actors in our industry have been forced to stop their activities, while others have been able to reinvent themselves and rethink their business in depth. We greet them for having done everything to contribute to the safeguarding of jobs, know-how and the international influence of our industry. The projects that we have been lucky enough to discover this year are radically hopeful. They are the harbingers of an industry that has chosen to reform itself, to be more economical with our natural resources, water, carbon and energy, without however ceasing to make us dream and project us into a desirable future where the porosity between the virtual and physical worlds is built.»
YANN GOZLAN, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CREATIVE VALLEY
THE 2021 FINALISTS
SIxAR imagine and create new identities for fashion brands. With 3D modelling, AR and VR, they invent new ways to connect fashion to new technologies in total immersion with the brand's DNA.
Trustrace develop digital solutions to help brands to map their entire supply chain and assure the traceability of their collections, in order to better engage the providers on their CSR objectives, to have the necessary data for better management by their teams of the commitments made, and finally, to promote communication and transparency towards their clients.
The finalists will benefit from privileged access to Committee members and to the entire ANDAM ecosystem in order to support the development of their structure and develop their potential customers' network.
On the other hand, the Committee of Experts wished to salute the work of the following companies, that proposes incremental innovations, which facilitate and support on a daily basis the fashion industry mutation :
Booxi is a planning and smart booking solution, allowing to shops to optimize their appointments setting and digital or physical events, favoring customer's conversion and experience.
Eva Engines is a digital platform that simplify the creative process, by using the AI. Brands and creators can go from a sketch to a 2D rendering of their product in 60 seconds, thus offering them a time and money saving, and a material economy.
Fairbrics set up new circular textile fabrication process by using renewable resources as raw materials instead of petro-sourced products. Their first product, Airwear, transform the CO2 in polyester fibre for fashion brands that want to reduce the carbon impact.
Fairly Made enables brands to reduce their environmental impact. Thanks to an advanced methodology accessible via a Saas platform, brands can measure the impact of their their textile and accessory production according to 4 indicators : traceability, social, environment and recyclability.
ModaResa is a B2B web-app that reinvents how brands plan and meet their global buyers during physical and virtual buying appointments at showrooms. Through automated scheduling, ModaResa maximizes the showroom performance and the user experience of their wholesale teams and buyers.
Navee has developed a reverse image search engine that allows brands to detect fraud and counterfeit products on the internet, and thus to control their online distribution and to identify and remove false uses of their products and content.
ZOOMLOOK is a digital experience technology that brings luxury brand websites in a new and innovative ways. Simple photos can become immersives pictures, creating content with limitless resolution, interactive animation, 360° and video capabilities.
ABOUT THE ANDAM
Initiated in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour and chaired today by Guillaume Houzé, ANDAM offers each year a financial support of 500.000 euros and a privileged accompaniment to 4 companies chosen after a selection process of several months.
For 32 years, ANDAM has been federating the sector's major institutional and private players around its mission in order to set up large-scale actions in favour of fashion.
Its unique, coordinated and transversal action is possible thanks to :
— its two historical institutional partners : the Ministry of Culture and DEFI
— and its private sponsors : BALENCIAGA, CHANEL, CHLOÉ, LA FONDATION PIERRE BERGÉ, YVES SAINT LAURENT, LES GALERIES LAFAYETTE, HERMÈS, KERING, GOOGLE FRANCE, LACOSTE, LONGCHAMP, LVMH, L’ORÉAL PARIS, OTB, PREMIERE CLASSE, SAINT LAURENT, SWAROVSKI, TOMORROW.