Polimoda Talent

Promoting and supporting talents in fashion and luxury

Polimoda Talent is an integrated program of grants, business incubation and advanced tutorship meant to foster creativity, offer hands-on experience, funding and entrepreneurial consultancy to Polimoda’s most forward-thinking students and alumni.

Polimoda Talent was first launched in the summer of 2016, in connection with the institute’s 30th anniversary, with the purpose of surpassing the boundaries between generations, school and work, design and business.

The project is implemented on a yearly basis through an open call for participation sent throughout Polimoda’s student and alumni networks, inviting them to propose a disruptive idea for a new business in the field of fashion or luxury.

Applications to Polimoda Talent 2019/2020 are now open.

Who should apply

Polimoda Alumni who have completed a Polimoda Undergraduate Course or Polimoda Master Course and have received certification thereof.


A dedicated workspace inside the Polimoda Design Lab, funding and 6 months of training (120 hours of contacts, research and project development), for a total value of € 30,000.


6 months

Key dates

Submission deadline April 15th, 2020
Winners announcement May 2020


Its strategic position in the heart of the Florentine district famous for leather goods and garment production, gives design students at the Lab a proximity to the industry unknown to any other fashion school in the world. Full of fabrics, colours, mannequins and machines, classrooms and technical workshops are equipped with the latest equipment for patternmaking, knitwear, sewing, garment construction and footwear prototyping.

Polimoda Design Lab

Via G. Galilei 31
Scandicci, Florence




Career Office
Via Curtatone 1, Florence
Weekdays: 9:00am to 5:00pm
email: jobsandcareers@polimoda.com