Digitalisation in Fashion, 09 June 2017, from 10 to 17 at R2B Research to Business
09/06/2017BolognaFiere - Bologna Exhibitions and Fairs Centre (Hall 33), Viale della Fiera, 20, 40127, Bologna, Italy Time 10.00
The RegioTex initiative brings together stakeholders from the textile, clothing and related industries to strengthen the regional textile innovation capacities. The event aims to strengthen inter-regional cooperation between public and private stakeholders and to promote joint initiatives and joint demonstration projects.
- Challenges of Digitalisation in Fashion for European SMEs - Pan-European Inter-regional Match Making event - Bilateral and multilateral meetings between public and private actors - Inter-regional / Cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas
The objective of the matchmaking event is to facilitate inter-regional / cross-border cooperation between regional public and private sector actors in the development of joint initiatives /partnerships or joint demonstration projects in De- and Remanufacturing – matching S3 priorities and exploiting identified synergies and complementary resources and strengths. Inter-regional or cross-border cooperation can help to exploit complementarities/synergies (i.e. different value chain positions, technologies, etc.), pool resources and infrastructures across Europe, address non-technological issues (e.g. standards) and enlarge the potential user-base. The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (ETP Fibres Textile Clothing) aims at ensuring the long-term competitiveness of the European Textile and Clothing industry and to reinforce the position of Europe as a leading global player in the development and manufacturing of fibres, textiles, textile-based products and apparel. ETP Fibres Textile Clothing joined forces with Watify in the organization of a one-day matchmaking event on Digitalisation in Fashion.
What to expect:
- European-level speakers. A plenary session rich of insights from experts and ongoing Europen projects in the area. - Group Meetings: Opportunity to connect different actors for furthering potential inter-regional / cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas. Learn how to get the most out working group meetings in WATIFY matchmaking events here. - Bilateral Meetings: Opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings. Learn how to get the most out pre – scheduled bilateral meetings in WATIFY matchmaking events here.
- Benefit from personalised and pre-arranged bilateral meetings - Connect with new technological/research/financing/commercial partners - Get informed on the opportunities and challenges of Digitalisation in Fashion - Get to know interesting projects or initiatives in Digitalisation in Fashion - Initiate cross-border contacts, and explore potential opportunities for cooperation - Work towards the exploitation of synergies in cross-border value chains
Who should participate?
- Research & Technology Organisations - Regional Development Agencies - Business intermediaries - Businesses (especially SMEs and mid-caps) - Industry associations/representatives - Clusters
The event is done in collaboration with the Watify initiative,Textile ETP & RegioTex Partnership and Emilia-Romagna Region with ASTER, and will take place in the context of the 12th edition of R2B Research to Business (08-09 June 2017, Bologna Fiere, Bologna, Italy). WATIFY is an initiative funded by the European Commission to support the modernisation of Europe’s industries, is pleased to invite you to an inter-regional matchmaking event on Digitalisation in Fashion, which will take place in Bologna, Italy, on 9th June 2017.
eBusiness is based on digital data and documents exchanged between IT systems of firms.
Adoption of a standard language and of shared procedures offers to firms immediate advantages,
like costs and errors reduction as well as time and labour savings.
In respect of proprietary formats, a standard language facilitates the creation of new eBusiness relationships and cuts maintenance costs, in parallel it assures
good scalability for future uses.
The current eBIZ Reference Architecture has a chapter dedicated to RFID technology adoption.
Who uses RFID technology for logistic optimisation gets great advantages by connecting RFID and eBIZ technology.
RFID enables logistics optimization (picking, goods delivery, ecc.), the parallel adoption of eBIZ
allows to share advantages with the commercial partners, from inventory reporting to despacth advice anticipating the physical flow o freights.
Sinergy between flows of digital information supported by eBIZ and traceability actions for anti-counterfeiting initiatives and for contrasting parallel sales channels are highly interesting.
'If I have sell-out data…'
'If I have a faithful inventory report, I could activate a never-out-of-stock service …'
'If the warehouse systems had the list of freights going to be delivered …'
'Se non dovessi continuamente richiamare al telefono per avere le date delle consegne …'
'Suppliers fill data on IT systems when they have the time, often in a uncomplete way …'
'Each order is uploaded manually and sometimes we get an error…'
'The solution could be nice but our supplier does not want to invest so much for me only …'
'each customer ask for the same information but with a different format and different procedures …'
In order to setup eBIZ you should, firstly, identify the collaboration processes that have to be implemented prioritarily.
Later, through the Reference Architecture of eBIZ, the job of the IT manager to adapt the company information system to eBIZ is facilitated.
ENEA CROSS-TEC laboratory aims to support firms in new technologies adoption.
In the framework of its institutional activities, the laboratory can help you and your IT providers to understand opportunities and advantages of adopting eBIZ in your business.
For more information or to receive further material you can contact the laboratory responsible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Launched by European Commission, eBIZ-TCF project (2008-2010) was co-ordinated by EURATEX (European Confederation of textile and apparel
industry) with the support of CEC (European Confederation of footwear industry) and ENEA, and developed a
Reference Architecture for data exchanges that is publicly available and based on the harmonisation of experiences and results from Moda-ML,
Shoenet and GS1.
Launched at CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in 2012, CEN Workshop eBIZ is an European standardisation
initiative, promoted by EURATEX with the support of ENEA, with the aim of improve eBIZ results and
foster a more extended adoption in the fashion industry. The Workshop lasted for 18 months and was the opportunity for stakeholder to work jointly and propose new developments
(for example to better support RFID usage).
eBIZ 4.0 is an European COSME project, launched on December 2016 and addressing the joint adoption of eBIZ and RFID in the European supply chains. The project is based on three industrial pilots in Spain, Italy and France.
Since June 2013 the Reference Architecture, version 2.0, is available as CEN WS Agreement (CEN CWA 16667), up-to-date and supporting new market requirements, as identified
by an international experts group working in the framework of CEN. Among the other novelties, beyond RFID, there contributions from GS1 about business
collaboration models between producers and retail organisations.
Compared with previous 2010 version (click here ),
the new eBIZ Reference Architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors"
has new contents related to:
A method to represent and classify Business Models,
Production Scenarios for customised footwear products for fashion and for health,
Cross-organisation RFID adoption support,
Test and compliance checking,
Yarn techical properties modelling and management in supply relationships,