On the 24th of September, the doors of La Fabrique, Paris, opened to welcome the partners who attended to the workshop of the European Project FBD_BModel. The atmosphere was extremely exciting since all the partners where there to discuss the progresses of their works and ready to face any constructive criticism.
The morning started with an overview of the investments on the development of new industrial strategies and business models for industry 4.0 in the fashion sector and the story of the FBD_BModel project presented by Xianyi Zeng from ENSAIT.
Then, the University of Manchester and the University of Boras explained the Cloud Computational Systems.
The University of Manchester focused on the Cloud Computational Interactive Design Systems, so focusing on the direct and digital link between consumers and fashion business partners, while the University of Boras talked about the Cloud Computational Supply Chain Production Management Systems.
FITIZZY shown the importance of data security and management and DITF closed the first part of the workshop presenting the B2B2B Business models, so which are the new strategies for local design, production and marketing.
The afternoon opened with the video demonstrations and the real garments’ prototype of the following companies: Azadora, Beste, Bivolino and Yamamay/Jaked. These companies are working passionately and hard to put into practice new fashion online retail models.
DIFT took the floor again to illustrate how to create a community for a more sustainable European textile and clothing sector, followed by the University of Limerick who clarified the integrated internet-based business models for customers who drive local sustainable manufacturing.
The last point of view was from R3iLab, who focused on the fashion/textile industry of the future and which weight will it have in Europe and in the world.
Before ending up with the conclusions, the presentations summed up in an open discussion about new markets and opportunities and the sustainability of the fashion industry.
The workshop ends with the Warrant Hub’s speech about funding opportunities for future research and innovation projects from Horizon Europe.
In the end, the Parisian workshop has been very successful since all the partners had the chance to share all the progresses of their work and this has created a higher and higher expectation for next meeting.