Techstyle For Social Good International Student Competition

2022 submission is closed. Semi-Finalists Announcement will be made on 23 September. Stay tuned!

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Introduction

Since 2019, The Mills Fabrica hosts the 'Techstyle For Social Good' International Student Competition annually to drive social impact and sustainable development through awarding techstyle and agrifood prizes to game changing technology ideas from young innovators.

Open to students or recent graduates, the 'Techstyle For Social Good' International Student Competition receives submissions from all over the world, while finalists present their projects to a world-class panel of judges, featuring representatives from Adidas Group & United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Tin Shed Ventures (Patagonia), Material Innovation Initiative, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) etc.

400+
SUBMISSIONS
14+
prize winners
HKD
1.5M+
PRIZES AWARDED
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Prizes

Worth over HKD 550,000

Winners will receive essential support to develop their projects including 3-month residencies at The Mills Fabrica in our spaces either in Hong Kong or London, mentorship, access to flexible coworking space, Fabrica Lab, and exposure opportunities to media, The Mills Fabrica’s industry partners and community through events and showcases, as well as a cash prizes.

Residency
Monthly stipend during their residency in Hong Kong or London for up to 3 months
3 months hot desk membership in Hong Kong or London
Up to 6 months complimentary lab membership followed by 6 months 50% discount
Incubation & Connections
3 months incubation with mentorship by Fabrica team
Access to Fabrica community events, including event tickets and showcase opportunity
Cash Prize
Up to HKD 15,000 (~USD 1,900)
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Timeline
1
SUBMISSION PERIOD
JUNE - 31 AUG (ENDED)
2
SEMI-FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT
23 SEP
3
FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT
14 OCT
4
ONLINE VOTING
14-26 OCT
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FINAL COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LATE-OCT
5
FINAL COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LATE-OCT
4
ONLINE VOTING
14-26 OCT
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2022 Judges
Christiane Dolva
Strategy Lead Planet Positive - H&M Foundation
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Edwin Keh
Chief Executive Officer - The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
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Sonalie Figueiras
Founder & CEO - Green Queen & Ekowarehouse
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Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria by a panel of distinguished industry experts and world-renowned design academia:

Innovation

Standing out from others with uniqueness to the market in terms of concept, design, technology and user experience to provide game-changing solutions solving a real-world problem

Impact to society

Maximizing resource productivity, being kinder to our planet, minimizing impact on the environment that improve lives, contributing to a better society

Scalability

The business model is able to grow without being hampered by its structure or available resources when faced with increased production

Categories: Techstyle
  • New materials and supply chain innovations
  • Wearable, lifestyle brands, products merging technology and design
  • New retail experiences and platforms
Agrifood Tech
  • Supply chain including agritech, transparency, logistics, distribution and packaging
  • Alternative foods/new food brands
  • New food retail – food apps, innovative kitchen and retail solutions
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Supporting Organization
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Nomination

You can make a tangible difference to students by being a nominator!

This is a great opportunity for potential young innovators to showcase their talent. Winners will be given the opportunity to develop their projects in our spaces at The Mills Fabrica in Hong Kong or London, access our community of innovators, partners and supporters and use our resources, and in particular Fabrica Labs, to bring their project to life.

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