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Fusion

The program

The goal of the Telekom Fashion Fusion program is to use digital technologies to connect apparel, accessories, and devices together intelligently in ways that provide their users with new and innovative benefits.

The Program

Entries are closed, the finalists are in the Fashion Fusion Lab Phase now.

  1. 01 Application

    The challenge is open for start-ups, entrepreneurs, engineers, fashion designers and students of the fashion, design and technology scene from all over Europe and beyond. You can apply individually or in teams.

  2. 02 Pre-Selection

    A high-caliber jury made out of our renowned partner ecosystem with experts from technology and fashion selected the best ideas and approaches from the many entries in three pre-set categories: Connected Devices & Smart Accessories, Haute Couture & Show Fashion, and Business Solutions & Smart Services.

  3. 03 Lab-Phase

    With our coaches and trainers, who are prestigious specialists from the nexus of cutting-edge fashion and technology, we empower finalists to develop quality prototypes of their concepts in the Fashion Fusion Lab Phase in Berlin and other cities.

  4. 04 Ceremony

    The prototypes will be demonstrated at a Fashion Fusion Award Ceremony to be held during Berlin Fashion Week in July 2018, at which the final winner will also be announced. The best team will win a cash prize of 15,000 Euros and the opportunity to bring its creation on as far as the market readiness, with the help and support of Deutsche Telekom and its partners.

The Finalists

A high-caliber jury selected the best ideas and approaches from the many entries in three pre-set categories: Connected Devices & Smart Accessories, Haute Couture & Show Fashion, and Business Solutions & Smart Services. These are the nine finalists of the Fashion Fusion:

Sharon Grunberg, Roman Alperovich, Einat Israel

KEYPOD

Keypod aims to manufacture apparel with smart communication features embedded into them.

Maria Przybyslki

ISABELLE

Isabelle aims to provide support for blind and sight-impaired people to become more mobile and to explore their surroundings more fully.

Yannik Wendt

NAVIGATION BRACELET

The navigation bracelet is designed to help orient blind and sight-impaired people at previously unexplored locations and in unfamiliar environments.

Cynthia Becker, Chiara Baier

NETWORK NERVES

It’s showtime! The Network Nerves project is aimed at performers (artistes, singers, or dancers, for example) looking for new ways of expressing themselves...

Katherine Scott, Petra Beins, Chinedu Ogueri

PROJECT LOVE

To allow people whose body shapes fall outside the general norm – because of a disability, for example, or because they are extremely under or overweight or very tall – to access fashionable clothing...

Lisa Feuchtner, Viktoria Hase

SMART ORTHOSIS

Back pain due to bad posture while sitting (and spending too long in a seated position), too little exercise and underdeveloped muscles is a very widespread problem.

Zsófi Lévai, Sarolta Setet

INTERKNITTING

The idea behind Interknitting is to make human communication visible using wearable knitted interfaces.

Inbar Carmel, Nitzan Carmel, Michael Litvin

INFIMÉ

The aim of Infimé is to make the art of trying on garments virtually a routine part of online shopping.

Nele Köstler, Jonas Diezun

RADICE

The idea of Radice is based on getting a good night’s sleep – because after all we still spend between about 30 and 35 percent of our time in a non-waking state.

    The Jury 2018

    The members of the jury for the Deutsche Telekom 2018 Fashion Fusion Program includes experts from industry, the educational and research sector, and the world of fashion:

    ANETTE BRONDER

    BURAK CAKMAK

    CHRISTIN EISENSCHMID

    DANIEL HELTZEL

    ANTJE HUNDHAUSEN

    PROF. DR. GESCHE JOOST

    MARCUS LUFT

    PROf. DR. PAUL LUKOWICZ

    CLAUDIA NEMAT

    NIKOLAUS RÖTTGER

    DIRK SCHÖNBERGER

    ANITA TILLMANN