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Build your collaboration strategy

Find and level with the best partners in the textile supply chain to grow your business. Do you want to be a part of it?

Collaborations between social enterprises and established businesses in strategic partnerships is a complex, risky and challenging process. However, it also has huge benefits to make more impact faster, smarter and cheaper.

In the Impact Nation program, we have developed a methodology together with ABN AMRO and TNW to support social enterprises and established businesses to identify opportunities to collaborate and make more impact faster.

In our session, we invite social entrepreneurs and established companies from the Dutch textile industry to join us for an interactive session to uncover the secrets of successful strategic partnerships.

As a social entrepreneur, you will also learn to speak the language of medium-sized companies from this industry and use this in your sales strategy. As an established business, you can meet innovative entrepreneurs and explore potential collaborations.

After this session you have:

1) New inspiration on the latest impact trends in textile

2) Knowledge on what Open Innovation is and how it can support you in tackling your impact challenges

3) New ideas based on talks with potential partners to actually solve your biggest impact challenges

Event Program

14:00-14:15 Walk-in

14:15-15:15 Talk: Inspiration on innovation & collaboration in textile

15:15-16:00 Discussion: Open innovation methodology (with ABN AMRO and a guest talk from alumni Textaafoam)

16:00-16:25 Identifying key textile sector impact challenges on the R-ladder

16:25-16:50 Choosing challenges and forming coalitions to solve a challenge

16:50-17:00 Wrap-up

17:00-18:00 Drinks

Hosted by: Impact Hub Amsterdam, ABN AMRO (Impact Nation and ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund)

Pictured: By Rockland, which designs, produces and supplies fully customised sustainable workwear in collaboration with well-known and up-and-coming Dutch designers. The company uses materials such as GOTS-certified cotton while considering wear resistance and washability criteria. Rockland’s production occurs in Europe’s slow fashion studios.

SEWF Fringe Day - 10 Oct

This event is part of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF23) Fringe Day on October 10! Impact Hub Amsterdam will be hosting a full day of workshops before the flagship event days. Prior to this workshop, join us for a circular workshop with IKEA in the morning where we discuss the circular product cycle, and how social entrepreneurs can help close the circle.

Lastly, in the evening, Impact Hub Taipei will host an inspiring networking event about the startup ecosystem in Taipei.

On this day we will also celebrate our Impact Hub Amsterdam 15 year anniversary! So come and join us.