Amsterdam connects LifestyleTech Innovation Hub Lugano

Presentation and networking lunch – invite only

The aim of the lunch is to present to Investors, Service Providers, Brands/Retailers and University Research Centers multiple opportunities of collaboration in terms of Business Developments, Research and Development and Investments.

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Business Lunch

14 February 2020

11.45 - 14.00

Karaat Amsterdam Restaurant - Houthavenkade 103 1014 ZB

Networking lunch offered


Who can expect benefits in collaborating with the LifestyleTech Hub?

  • Lifestyle Brands in the field of Fashion, Luxury, Food, Media, Travel and Design
  • Service providers – ICT, Logistics, Payments, Martech, Legal and Fiscal Firms, etc
  • Private Equities, Holding companies and Venture Capital
  • Universities and research institutes


Why should you attend?

  • Explore LifestyleTech Innovation Hub collaboration opportunities (Incentives and fiscal benefits)
  • Understand the Fashion & Tech Market in Ticino
  • Investigate fiscal and R&D benefits planned though the new fiscal reform
  • Identify potential investments opportunities in Switzerland


Should you be interested in collaborating with the FashionTech Innovation Hub, you will be invited to join 30th March the Fashion Innovation Week in Lugano:

11.45 / 12.00


12.00 / 12.30

Presentation of Ticino FashionTech Market and LifestyleTech Innovation Hub

Carlo Terreni, President, Netcomm Suisse

12.30 / 12.45

The Fiscal Reform and R&D Incentives

Marco Martini, Corporate & Tax Advisor, PM Consulenze SA

12.45 / 13.00

Digital Talents Market & My personal story of re-locating in Lugano

Jaap Hoekstra, CEO, Kilpatrick Group

13.00 / 14.00

Networking lunch offered

Private lunch room

Karaat Amsterdam -

Houthavenkade 103
1014 ZB Amsterdam

LifestyleTech landscape in Ticino - a few data

Ticino is home of over 80 international fashion brands such as Guess Europe, Philipp Plein, Vf - TheNorthFace, Timberland, Vans, Napapijiri, LaMartina, Michael Kors, 7forallmankind, Zegna, Boggi and many others.

Since 2010 investments in ICT and eCommerce from those brands, have nurtured the creation of a FashionTech cluster (Zurich – Lugano – Milano) composed by Large Tech companies such as Accenture, Microsoft, Jakala, Board and dynamics fast growing scale ups like Ibox, Keros-Digital and Converto

Thanks to the approval of the Fiscal Reform (consolidated from January 2020) large corporations will benefits of significant Tax releases in case of investments in R&D and exploitations of Intellectual Property licenses. The reform will scale the ICT Innovation Budget allocated by Lifetsyle & Tech companies in Ticino and will attract foreign companies to relocate in the area.

Extraordinary resources at disposal of major players committed to innovation are  the Research Centers of Università della Svizzera Italiana, Scuola Universitaria Professionale, theworldwide knosn AI institute Dalle Molle and the CSCS 2nd largest computer in the world.

Thanks to the end of the Swiss Secret Banking System many entrepreneurs, family offices and holdings are now actively seeking for private deals in Tech and Fashion companies. Is worthy to mention that Lugano is the general headquarter for Private Equities like InvestIndustrial (11 Billions Fund Raised capital) with companies in portfolio like Aston Martin, Sergio Rossi and Luois Poulsen and VC’s as TiVenture and Privilege Ventures.

Karaat Amsterdam

Private Lunch Room

Houthavenkade 103
1014 ZB Amsterdam

Keep in touch

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