Application Deadline: October 15th 2021
To speed up the process of creating a sustainable future for fashion and protecting our planet, we launched the Global Change Award in 2015. It has been called the Nobel Prize of fashion and is one of the biggest innovation challenges in the world for early stage innovations, and the first of its kind in the fashion industry. We invite innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world to submit their ideas. The five most promising innovations are selected by a panel of international experts and embark on a one year-long Accelerator Program.
The aim of the Global Change Award is to find and support game-changing innovations that can break the linear traditions of fashion and completely change the way garments are designed, produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled.
H & M look for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world to submit their ideas. The five most promising innovations are selected by a panel of international experts and announced at a prize ceremony.
The winners share a 1 million euro grant and participate in a one-year tailor-made Innovation Accelerator Program, provided by the H&M Foundation, in partnership with Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
The teams receive individual coaching and support from our partners and are connected with the industry and important stakeholders. The Accelerator Program is designed to support the winners to scale their innovations and bring them the market as quickly as possible, to maximize their impact on the industry. Once the year is up, the winners join our alumni network, where the coaching and networking continues.
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