BEAUTY INNOVATION AWARD 2024

BEAUTY INNOVATION AWARD 2024

Are you an Innovative startup or scaleup redefining the Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care universe leveraging the revolutionary power of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Generative AI?

Are you a startup or scaleup operating in the B2B or B2B2C space, employing Generative AI to enhance customer experience and engagement?
or do you optimize efficiency and effectiveness within the Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care supply chain through the application of AI and Machine Learning technologies?

We are offering you the unique opportunity to showcase your solution in an in-person-only event
to the leaders of the Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care industry, gathered by Antares Vision Group and Hyphen Digital, and including brands such as Acqua di Parma, Alpeor, Angelini Beauty, Bayer, Bulgari, Davines Group, Galderma, Intercos Group, La Prairie, Mavex, Miamo,
Nashi Argan
, Valmont and many more.

Voted finalists will be invited to physically pitch in front of brands’ Executives and investors in Lugano, Switzerland, while the winners will have the on-top opportunity to explore a possible proof of concept and access various exclusive benefits.

Timeline

06.06.24

CALL OPENS

13.08.24

CALL CLOSES

18.10.24

FINALISTS' ANNOUNCEMENT

21.11.24

BEAUTY INNOVATION AWARD - PITCH DAY
Lugano, CH

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Co-organizers

Award Partners

What are we looking for?

CATEGORY 1

GENERATIVE AI SOLUTIONS FOR DIGITAL MARKETING BOOSTING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
& ENGAGEMENT

Solutions that employ generative AI to optimize digital assets for marketing, create personalized and targeted content, enabling businesses to deliver tailored marketing campaigns and create meaningful omnichannels interactions  with customers in all the touch-points.

We are looking for solutions that:

  • Optimize digital marketing assets and content creation
  • Support product campaigns tailored to individual consumers on a geographic scale
  • Create tailored marketing contents and recommendations
  • Develop virtual try-on solutions (e.g., AR/VR for beauty and personal care)
  • Personalize the customer journey
  • Virtually and digitally assist the customer
  • Improve customer experience and brand awareness through edutainment solutions and information campaigns that increase visibility and transparency.

CATEGORY 2

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING SOLUTIONS FOR BEAUTY, COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Solutions that integrate AI and ML technologies to boost efficency and sustainability in the industry, optimizing all the main phases of the supply chain, traceability, evolving regulations reactiveness, data collection, management and analysis.

We are looking for solutions that:

  • Increase supply chain sustainability
  • Support legal regulations company adaptability
  • Increase planning and forecasting efficency
  • Ensure efficient distribution and optimize lead times
  • Deploy efficient traceability solutions to improve trasparency across the whole supply chain
  • Extract real value from data (Data collection, analysis and visualisation solutions)

The Jury

A distinguished committee of  Leaders and decision-makers from the Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care sector will meticulously assess all submitted applications. Selected Finalists will have the opportunity to present their innovative solution in front of Executives ofAcqua di Parma, Alpeor, Angelini Beauty, Bayer, Bulgari, Davines Group, Galderma, Intercos Group, Mavex, Miamo, Nashi Argan, La Prairie, Valmont and many more brands, the sponsors of the Award Antares Vision Group
and Hyphen Digital as well as other Lifestyle Tech Competence Center partners, and a selection of journalists.

Serena Izzo
eBusiness & CRM Manager

Alexandre Flueckiger
Chief Executive Officer
& Founder

Luca Buratti
Global Head
of eBusiness

Alberto Albertini
Innovation Center
Director

Monica Coffano
Key Account
Manager

Bożena Nawara-Borek
Global eCommerce
Team Lead

Jonathan Brinbaum
Global
General Manager

Marco Mazzucco
Chief Digital & Innovation Officer

David Demsitz
Digital Commerce and Marketing Director Switzerland & Austria

Dodie Itaoui
Global Director
of Digital Marketing
& Customer Engagement

Helmut Maranesi
Business Development Manager

Davide Guzzetti
Managing Director, Switzerland

Marco Milioli
Chief Marketing Officer
& International BD Lead

Gabriele Depta
Advanced & Applied Research Director

Giulia Chiara Malacrida
Innovation Manager BU Make Up

Matteo Milani
Chief Purchasing
Officer

Carlo Privitera
Founding Partner


Arianna Iatrino
Sr Global Product Manager & Digital Experience Strategist

Jelena Tašić Pizzolato
Managing Director


Carlo Terreni
President at Lifestyle Tech Competence Center
& Founder

Giuseppe Miriello
Digital Director IT, eCommerce & CRM

Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch
Founding
General Partner

Daina Matise Schubiger
Lecturer
and Researcher

Fabienne Le Tadic
Chief Strategy
& Compliance Officer

Victoria Neymann
Chief Executive Officer

Apply and get the unique opportunity to present
your solution to the Leaders of the Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care industry

WHY APPLY?

We offer international startups and scaleups the opportunity to become part of Switzerland’s thriving innovation landscape.

  • Growth Opportunities: Finalists will have the chance to pitch their ideas to top executives and investors from leading brands. Moreover, Winners will potentially explore a  Proof of Concept (PoC).
  • Networking: Connect with prominent market players in the Beauty arena who are actively seeking partnerships with startups. Additionally, gain access to the extensive network of Switzerland Innovation Park and the exclusive Dagorà Innovation Hub community and events.
  • Visibility: Finalists will present their ideas to an expert jury from the Beauty arena and gain visibility across multiple social media channels of Loomish and its partners.

WHO QUALIFIES?

We encourage applications from B2B and B2B2C startups and scaleups, at different maturity stages, fullfilling the following KPIs and criteria:

  • In Revenue (from 2 millions upwards)

  • Good traction, impressive credentials and client portfolio

  • Structured team able to serve an international brand

  • Ready-to-be-implemented solution that can be scaled to a corporate brand and  fits one of the two categories 

Prizes

Both finalists and winners get a set of unique benefits, all designed to have an immediate effect on the startups’ scaling up:

THE FINALISTS GET:

  •  Access to the closed-door – in person only – Pitch Day in Lugano, Switzerland on November 21, 2024:
    visibility with potential customers from brands, investors and media
  • Possibility of one-to-one meetings with jury members and business introductions
  • Promotional activities and PR

THE WINNERS GET:

  • Possibility to explore a Proof of Concept with involved Brands and Partners
  • Exclusive introduction to other Jury Members
  • Special communication & PR visibility
  • One free stand/booth and 3 tickets (each) at the Lifestyle Innovation Day 2025, where you will find 1000+ attendees from well-known industry brands, investors and more   

Apply and get the unique opportunity to present
your solution to the Leaders of the Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care industry

Any questions?

Please reach out to matteo.bertussi@loomish.ch

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