The Lifestyle-Tech Association aims to promote and support innovative companies that conduct research and development in the LifestyleTech sector. This will directly benefit Ticino as a tech business destination and promote innovation and job creation in the region.
Lugano, July 16th 2020 – Today the nine founding members Accenture, Bally, Dagorà, Guess, Hyphen, Loomish, Microsoft, the Scuola universitaria profesionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) as well as the Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI) announce the foundation of the association “LifestyleTech Competence Center”. The association is located in the Dagorà Innovation Hub, a co-working space in Lugano.
The association aims to promote synergies between relevant partners and to create a center of excellence for the lifestyle industry that supports the organic growth of the community at Swiss and international level. In particular, the association aims to promote cooperation between companies and academic institutions and the transfer of technology and knowledge.
The Competence Center will support and co-finance:
• Research and development projects,
• The creation of equipped innovation laboratories,
• Scouting activity of scale-up technologies around the world,
• Community building, events and workshops.
It is therefore all the more important that, in addition to internationally renowned brands from the fashion and technology sectors, two universities are also among the founding partners.