On May 19 at 1:30 pm CEDT, the Yoonaverse Summit begins in Berlin. It’s a series of events that brings together fashion companies and technological innovations for the first time in Germany. Global players meet startups, accelerators and environmental organizations to jointly seek approaches for a more sustainable, circular and yet economical industry.

At first glance, Berlin Partner, Telekom, H&M Beyond, North Sails, One Ocean Foundation, SyncReality, Liberitutti, Temera, Plateau Candy, Open Innovation and Yoona.ai don’t have much in common. Berlin business development, telecommunications, fashion companies, an environmental protection organization, an accelerator and startups — where could the intersection lie? 

Anna Franziska Michel, CEO of Yoona.ai and initiator of the first Yoonaverse, made the statement: “Future- and sustainability-oriented degrowth measures in the fashion industry will only work with the most modern technologies — and for that we have to put today and tomorrow at one table. This is just like our approach at Yoona.ai, and just like our summit, which we called ‘Yoonaverse’ because we wanted to use a name based on the Metaverse to show that the possibilities are gigantic.” 

A “sneak preview” of the future is offered by presentations from Kolja Pitz (Plateau Candy) via Web3 and by Cyril Tuschi (SyncReality), who shows digital designs that Yoona.ai has created in cooperation with Gerry Weber. 

In short: In the Yoonaverse, fashion companies and tech startups will discover the future together via AI and VR in mutually inspiring workshops and discussions, work out goals and head for joint implementation. Michel also said, “In my experience, it is a cumbersome process to carry out change management in companies — but if we all get on board, real progress can be made.”

For exactly this goal, startups, fashion companies, designers and tech specialists are invited on May 19, 2022 to learn from each other.

Interest in Yoonaverse is huge, as the list of national and international industry giants that have already been confirmed shows. 

The Yoonaverse is more than a conference, with lectures, workshops and an evening get-together. Plans for the future include a startup pitch competition, a design award and a podcast series with two guests each (tech and fashion). Also, Yoona.ai will showcase its unique, rare, and most importantly, exclusive and authentic NFTs for fashion brands. The Yoonaverse series of events will take place regularly during Berlin Fashion Week. 

Registration is open now on the site, but places are limited. 

Cyril Tuschi, SyncReality CEO: “SyncReality connects the present with the future by synchronizing the real world with the virtual. The Yoonaverse is located at this interface between the real and virtual world — this is where SyncReality can create added value. It’s the right place to connect with people in fashion, art and media, and get them excited about SyncReality-based XR content and new shopping opportunities in the Metaverse by presenting a vCommerce solution in 3D.” 

Stefano Galessi, open innovation advisor:

“At Yoonaverse, the global innovation community meets the fashion world to find better solutions for the industry and support a more circulating system, reducing the overall impact on the planet. Startups play an important role because they can use technology and new digital technologies to improve process efficiency and the final footprint of the sector. I very much hope that we can find a positive approach together. Better fashion for a better future!” 

Initiator Anna Franziska Michel, CEO and co-founder of Yoona.ai: “I firmly believe that the solution for the fashion industry lies in technology. Only a holistic digitization can close the gap between the achievement of sustainable and economic goals of the company. With Yoona.ai, we provide the technology and the tracking of the mentioned factors. And with Yoonaverse we are taking the first step toward a better future together with the industry.” 

About Yoona.ai

Yoona.ai is a deep tech B2B service platform that simplifies the apparel industry value chain. It is committed to innovation, encouraging conscious consumption and driving sustainability through process automation. This is all thanks to its software and pushing awareness and progress of the fashion industry through its Yoonaverse event series — a tech catalyst for fashion and a technology conference where startups, apparel companies, and degrowth companies meet and work together toward better fashion for a better future.



Petra Engelking 

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