A hackathon will be held as part of Techtextil, Mumbai, November 20 to 22, 2019. The aim of the hackathon is to foster an eco-system that supports India’s technical textile start-ups and enables them to develop products and prototypes. Representing the supply chain of fiber to innovation and start-ups to the investor stage, India’s first technical textile hackathon aims at potentially building business models that can be funded, scaled, and taken global.
The hackathon is expected to bring India’s top ten technical textile start-ups under one roof. While the manufacturing side will be represented by companies of specialty fibers, yarns, textiles, fabrics, products along with brands and traders, the entrepreneur side will cover small and medium enterprises, start-up ecosystems and accelerators.
The session will take up topics centered on India’s challenges of sustainability such as ocean littering, plastic recycling and waste disposal and drive concepts for start-ups to collaborate with industry stakeholders to develop focused solutions using technical textiles. The event is expected to enable stakeholders engage in a sustained dialogue and drive innovations in India’s technical textile industry. The hope is that the collaborations can potentially lead to the development of prototypes, pilot projects, new technical textile product development, and go to market strategies.