Polimoda Talent

Promoting and supporting talents in fashion and luxury

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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.

Who should apply

All Polimoda students in their last year of undergraduate courses, students in ongoing master programs and alumni below the age of 30.


At the end of the call, a committee of professionals will assign a grant to the two most innovative ideas in the field of fashion and luxury.


A dedicated workspace inside the Polimoda Design Lab, funding and 6 months of training (450 hours of contacts, research and project development), for a total value of € 30,000.

After 6 months, these 2 innovative ideas, in the form of a business plan, will be presented to the public in order to attract talent scouts and investors.


Applications to Polimoda Talent 2018/2019 are now closed.