Do you have a techstyle (technology + lifestyle) innovation that can create positive societal impact? Does it incorporate apparel/textiles or food tech? If the answer is yes, enter the “Techstyle for Social Good” competition now!

The Mills Fabrica and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are proud to present the second “Techstyle for Social Good” competition, calling out to students innovating for social good globally.

Calling All Techstyle Innovators

We are on the lookout for techstyle (technology + lifestyle) innovations with a special focus on apparel/textiles or food tech that are making a positive impact on society + creating solutions for the greater good.

Apparel / Textiles

  • New materials & supply chain innovations
  • Wearables, products merging technology and design, lifestyle brands
  • New retail experiences and platforms

Food Tech

(including but not limited to)
  • Supply chain incl. agritech, transparency, logistics, distribution and packaging
  • Alternative foods/new food brands
  • New food retail incl. food apps, innovative kitchen and retail solutions

Aims

Raise awareness and spark ideas for better techstyle designs
Create a platform for exchange and collaboration to support techstyle innovations
Inspire sustainability and social impact in the creative industry and process
Nurture outstanding talents and innovation through incubation
Further students’ dreams by providing opportunities for future development and prototyping

PRIZES worth over HKD 320,000

Including cash prizes, enrolment onto our incubation programme, residency at The Mills Fabrica, mentorship sessions, hot desk + Fabrica Lab membership and access to Fabrica’s community of startups, partners and industry events

Techstyle Grand Prize

Valued HKD 177,400

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  • HKD 15,000 cash prize
  • 3 months incubation at The Mills Fabrica (~25 hours of mentorship)
  • Stipend for residency and flight ticket (HKD 10,000 per month for 3 months)
  • 3 months hot desks service
  • 6 months full Fabrica Lab membership, 6 months 50% discount
  • Access to Fabrica community events, incl. event tickets + showcase opportunity

Techstyle Special Prize in Apparel and Textiles

Valued HKD 70,650

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  • HKD 5,000 cash prize
  • 2 sessions of mentorship
  • Stipend for residency and flight ticket (HKD 10,000 per month for 3 months)
  • 3 months hot desks service
  • 3 months full Fabrica Lab membership, 3 months 50% discount
  • Access to Fabrica community events, incl. event tickets + showcase opportunity

Techstyle Special Prize in Food Tech

Valued HKD 70,650

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  • HKD 5,000 cash prize
  • 2 sessions of mentorship
  • Stipend for residency and flight ticket (HKD 10,000 per month for 3 months)
  • 3 months hot desks service
  • 3 months full Fabrica Lab membership, 3 months 50% discount
  • Access to Fabrica community events, incl. event tickets + showcase opportunity

Techstyle Community Prize

Valued HKD 5,000

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  • HKD 5,000 cash prize

Apply now

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