FASHION BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM – A way for developing new digital business models for the whole textile supply chain


24th September 2019


La Fabrique – 8 Avenue de la Porte de Champerret, 75017 Paris


Fashion, textile and IT Professionals and (Senior) Researchers


Internet, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence constitute the key technology drive for the future of fashion textile industry, permitting to create new business models for the whole supply chain. In this workshop, we will report a novel fashion big data technology platform linking consumers’ needs and market demands with the manufacturing processes. This platform will enable the development of new business models for retailers (B2C) and business partners in the supply chain (B2B). You will have the opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations and how to develop your business with big data, establish new collaborations and ultimately define recommendations for the future funded research in the field.


The textile and clothing industry still occupy a crucial position in the manufacturing sector in Europe.  However, this industrial sector is challenged by a drastic reduction in Europe due to relocation to countries outside the EU with cheaper labour costs, leading to the reduction of manufacturing in Europe and leaving facilities as well as data and knowledge unexploited.  Supply chains in the EU are still too weak when facing international competition due to low levels of communication and cooperation between the concerned actors and lack of efficient tools for quick access to their target consumers. And the existing digital platforms can only process relatively simple interactions, in which B2B (interactions of professionals) and B2C (shopping with consumers) models have not been systematically integrated. The FBD_BModel project, funded by the European Commission, aims at creating a digital technology platform for enabling small series innovative high value fashion and functional garments manufacturing and e-commerce, through a fully connected and data-driven local supply chain in the EU, to meet consumer’s personalized needs in terms of fashion and functional performances. Based on this platform, a novel B2B2C business model will be built, helpful for creating customized textile production in Europe, promoting material innovations of European SMEs with connected professional networks, and preserving and updating professional knowledge in Europe. FBD_BModel Consortium will meet academic and industrial stakeholders, to discuss research results and future developments for the development of novel supply chains supporting innovative services in fashion industry


Time Title Speaker
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome Philippe Roy/Cap Digital,  Stanislas Vandier/R3iLab (IFM)
09.15 – 09.35 EC outlook and investments on the development of new Industrial strategies and Business Models for Industry 4.0 in fashion sector Laura Vanio / Hame University of Applied Sciences/European Commission
09.35 – 09.55 FBD_BModel Story:

Fashion technological platform with intelligence services – how do big data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality promote new fashion business model?

Xianyi Zeng / ENSAIT (Coordinator)
09.55 – 10.15 Cloud Computational Interactive Design Systems – linking consumers with fashion business partners directly and digitally Henry Yi Li /University of Manchester
10.15 – 10.35 Cloud Computational Supply Chain Production Management Systemssupporting small fashion series production Rudrajeet Pal/University of Boras
10.35 – 11.00 Coffee break  
11.00 – 11.20 Data security and management to ensure reliability for consumers and industries in the cyber-domain Falco Schmutz/FITIZZY
11.20 – 11.40 B2B2C Business models – new strategies for local design and production and marketing Dieter Stellmach/DITF
11.40 – 12.00 FBD_BModel Business Cases new fashion on-line retail models into practice

Video demonstrations (5’ each)





12.00 – 12.20 FBD_BModel Future perspectives Enrico Cozzoni/Grado Zero Espace
12.20 – 13.50 Lunch
13.50 – 14.10 Creating a Community for a more sustainable European Textile & Clothing sector to be confirmed
14.10 – 14.30 Establishing dynamic value networks for on-demand manufacturing to be confirmed
14.30 – 14.50 Integrated internet-based business models for customer driven local sustainable manufacturing to be confirmed
14.50 – 15.30 Individual interviews


  • 2030: AI and fashion/textile industry
  • Model of Digital Native Vertical Brand (DNVB) in fashion/textile industry
  • The weight of textile manufacturing will increase in Europe and the world  face to detriment of fashion distribution and brands
  • Pressure of fashion consumers on the textile industry
Stanislas Vandier/R3iLab (IFM)


Ivan Gavriloff/Kaos Consulting

Guillaume Gibault/Le slip Français

Daniel Harari/Lectra

Laurent Raoul/IFM

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16.25 Open Discussion – Round Table


  • AI in fashion industry: digital and intelligent services
  • Business models, new markets and opportunities
  • Sustainability of the fashion industry: relocation of textile manufacturing in Europe with cost and environmental restrictions
  • Personal and business data protection and management and standards for data exchange


Enrico Cozzoni
Henry Yi Li


Bruce Vignon | European Partner Manager
Centric Software

16.25 – 16.35 Recommendations for future investments priorities Laura Vanio / Hame University of Applied Sciences/European Commission
16.35 – 16.50 Funding opportunities for future Research and Innovation projects – Horizon Europe Isella Vicini, beWarrant S.L.
16.50 – 17.00 Closing remarks Xianyi Zeng/ ENSAIT, Philippe Roy/Cap Digital,  Stanislas Vandier/R3iLab (IFM)




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