Some of the keypartners in the conference and the project to follow are ITBT ministry of Karnataka, Textile and Tourism Ministry of Karnataka, DST, International sericulture commission, Technicolor, Silk me back (Lyon) and the Royal House of Mysore amongst several others.
The conference was inaugurated by the Consul General of France in Bangalore, Mr. Thierry Berthelot and the panel discussions and talks were kickstarted by a dual key note by the Maharani of Mysore Palace, HH Dr. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and the silk expert from Lyon, Ms. Isabelle Moulin who is also the head of Silk me Back in Lyon. Ms. Moulin also announced the entry of Bangalore into the Silk network of Lyon which would further facilitate Indo French cooperation in sericulture and textile industry.
The conference was centered around the technological challenges and advancements of AI in the design and fashion industry in a multi dimensional manner- be it at the level of design, manufacturing or marketing. The audience comprised a good number of design, fashion, management and computer science students who would find this platform a useful opportunity to take home messages that could be efficiently incorporated into their career and learning paths.
The conference culminated in a hackathon finale presentation by students from LISAA school of design, Strate school of Design, IICD, Srishti Manipal Institute, IIITB, Aivancity paris Cachan, ITECH Lyon, Rennes school of Business. This was the final presentation of a hackathon hosted at IIITB and co sponsored by MINRO on the 2nd and 3rd of April. The winning team was given a trip to Paris by the Embassy of France in India and the French Institute in India to attend the summer school sponsored by Aivancity Paris Cachan.