COSME – DeFINE network

European Union
European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Executive Agency (EISMEA)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Under the EU’s COSME programme (for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises), DeFINE is a European network of incubators for fashion-tech. It is a collaborative project, which aims to support the fusion of cutting-edge technologies and innovation within the European fashion and design industries. The aim is to develop a network of incubators & accelerators, start-ups & SMEs, and financiers to form a European fashion-technology community where cross-sectoral knowledge is shared and new business solutions grow.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The project supported 25 start-ups and created a network of design centers, business support organization, incubators, knowledge centers and financiers across Europe.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
1.809 Mil. USD = 1.48987 Mil. EUR
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) - Coordinator
Private Sector
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (FPM)
Private Sector
The University of the Arts London (UAL LCF)
Private Sector
Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM)
Private Sector
European Business and Innonation Centre Network AISBL (EBN)
Private Sector
Inkubatorn i Borås AB (INK)
Private Sector
European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX),
Private Sector
Media Deals UG (MEDIA DEALS)
Private Sector
Asociation para la Gestion del Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovacion de Burgors (CEEI-BURGOS)
Private Sector
CY.R.I.C CYPRUS Research and Innovation Center (CYRIC)
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)