LUXURY INNOVATION AWARD - 2020

A call for luxury retail solutions

In partnership with the biggest names in luxury, Loomish is looking for start-ups with cutting edge solutions to drive meaningful innovation into the sector. Start-ups come to our events to do business. If you have solutions for luxury retail in these areas, read on. APPLY NOW

TIMELINE

April 22

CALL CLOSES

May

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
Geneva

September 14

LUXURY INNOVATION PITCHES
Geneva

September 15

E-LUXURY SUMMIT 2020
Geneva

September 15

MENTORSHIP FOR WINNERS

LOOMISH LUXURY INNOVATION AWARD

Bringing together start-ups, investors and established enterprises and brands to support and the grow the LifestyleTech innovation ecosystem in Switzerland and beyond.

WHY THIS CALL?

Following a detailed brief by a group of industry leaders, we are specifically searching for refined tech solutions that boost customer experience via omnichannel perfection, as well as via a more responsive supply chain management.

A workgroup of industry leaders - who also act as our jurors - met a few months ago in a workshop designed to identify key areas of innovation scouting. 

For full background, we recommend downloading the workshop report.

WHO QUALIFIES

We encourage applications from mature B2B start-ups that:

  •  Are in-revenue;
  •  Have existent user cases and a structured team;
  •  Have an effective solution to our requirements (see more in Categories);

Early-stage start-ups do not qualify.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR

At Loomish, we work with our Partners, Brands and Jury members to select, promote and help scale-up the most promising start– ups innovating the world of luxury retail. 

Do you have a ground-breaking solution that could help big players tackle designing seamless omnichannel experience and reducing friction in the supply chain management? 

Now you have the possibility to showcase your solution to the biggest names in luxury and investors in one go.

WHY APPLY

Start-up come to our events to do business.

We open doors for international start-ups to be part of the growing innovation landscape in Switzerland.

  •  NETWORK: Connect with the leading market players in the arena who are actively searching for partnerships with start-ups;
  • PRIORITY ACCESS: Potential early access to innovation RFPs of luxury brands;
  • VISIBILITY: The finalists get visibility at the industry conference gathering c. 200 industry delegates; Present your services to a jury with well-known senior executives with demonstrated experience in your field;
  • STRATEGIC GROWTH: Both finalists and winners can benefit from a set of carefully designed services with an immediate effect on the scaling-up process: first-person introductions, designated free consultancy packages, publicity, etc.

WANT TO BE A PART OF IT?

APPLY NOW

MEET THE JURORS

Antonio Carriero

CDO & CTO

Breitling

Bernard Poncet

CDO

Baume & Mercier

Francesco Bottigliero

iCEO

Brunello Cucinelli

Gilles Gaucher-Cazalis

CFO

Philipp Plein

Heinz Krienbühl

Head of e-Commerce

Bucherer

Igor Pezzilli

Partner

MIP

Maria Aguado Cabrera

Head of Innovation & Heritage

Bally

Richard Weedn

Co-Founder

Archivea & Co.

Rosario Toscano

CEO

Akoni

Thomas Bajoni

President

Thom Browne Trading

CATEGORIES

FRICTIONLESS PRODUCT JOURNEY

Responsive supply chain management: Solutions that address the optimization of production and inventory management
Focus on solutions:

  • Predictive analytics
  • Demand analytics
  • Finished inventory optimisation
  • Machine learning and AI for luxury
  • Real-time integrated supply chain
  • Replenishment planning analytics

SEAMLESS CUSTOMER JOURNEY

Enhanced omnichannel management: Solutions that address the creation of a refined omnichannel management with a luxury customer in mind
Focus on solutions:

  • Personalization and customization of customer experience
  • Online to Offline integration
  • Omnichannel analytics and data gathering
  • Machine learning and AI for luxury
  • Salesforce management
  • Control of distribution channels

THE PRIZE?

Both finalists and winners get a set of carefully tailored benefits, all designed to have an immediate effect on the start-ups’ scaling up.

 

ALL FINALISTS GET

  • Free tickets to the e-Luxury Summit for 2 members of their team;
  • On September 14th, 2020 – Closed-door pitch presentation: unprecedented visibility with investors, industry leaders, media and potential customers: brands, retailers, manufacturers;
  • Possibility of one-to-one meetings and business introductions;
  • Free consultancy session: “The road to scaling up” by Loomish;
  • Setting up your business in Switzerland – fiscal and legal implications – free consultancy;
  • Promotional activities and PR

 

WINNERS GET

  • Preferential route to RFP for innovative suppliers of the Lifestyle Tech Hub in Lugano
  • Promotion as the Award winner in European and Swiss media, as well as on proprietary social media channels;
  • The Smart Working & Living Award trophy.

WANT TO BE A PART OF IT?

APPLY NOW