SMARTZER IS ONE OF "THE MILLS FABRICA'S" 1st UK-INCUBATEES!
“When people think about sustainability- often negative connotations like lower quality, more expensive comes to mind. Yet when it comes to innovation, people think about technology and profit generation. If there is a way to fuse sustainability with innovation- then maybe we are onto something.”
The Mills Fabrica is an open platform for techstyle innovation. Their mission is to create techstyle startup success stories and to build a global techstyle community.
The Mills Fabrica expands to the UK
The Mills – a landmark revitalization project by the Nan Fung Group transforming their old textile factories into a new heritage and innovation center – officially launched in Hong Kong in December 2018.
Fabrica, the innovation arm of The Mills is dedicated to supporting innovators from all around the world within the field of techstyle and aims to build a global techstyle community.
As part of their mission, The Mills Fabrica will be expanding to the UK to create an open platform and bridge the gap between Asia and Europe to support techstyle startups across the two continents.
We are PROUD to announce to be part of the mills fabrica 's incubation programme!
The incubation programme is dedicated to techstyle startups, companies at the intersection of technology and style.
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As one of the first UK incubatees we will benefit from 12-months customised support based on our vision and key milestones.
We will have access to The Mills Fabrica’s vast global network in the techstyle space and exposure opportunities in Asia and around the world.
In addition, we will will receive support in terms of connections and exposure not just in the UK but also in Hong Kong and Asia. This includes sharing our story and innovation on international stages and at some of the world’s biggest startup events/conferences.
Furthermore, our team will have the opportunity to develop our businesses in Hong Kong at The Mills Fabrica having access to:
Fabrica Space – 15,000 sqft of flexible coworking and event space with private offices, fixed and hot desks and event venue for conferences and symposiums
Fabrica Lab – a state-of-the-art prototyping lab, curated in collaboration with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA); a space for experimentation and an open platform for entrepreneurs, students, corporates and the general public to unleash their creativity and transform ideas into real products
Techstyle X – an experiential and experimental retail store dedicated to showcasing the latest techstyle innovations and raising awareness of technologies to the end consumer.
Our first pilot incubatees in the UK will be Smartzer and Reflaunt – both of which are revolutionizing the techstyle industry:
As an international technology hub, with Silicon Roundabout in East London and Knowledge Quarter in Kings Cross, London as the world city is the prime location for the next phase of expansion for The Mills Fabrica.
On June 19th, we attended the ‘Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change' symposium in London and together with The Mills ´Fabrica, we celebrated the launch of their expansion into the UK, with pilot cross-border incubation and community events.
TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR NEW INCUBATOR VISIT: http://www.themillsfabrica.com/