Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Brandix seeks innovators to develop robotic arm
Brandix seeks innovators to develop robotic arm
02
Sep '14
Brandix, one of the biggest apparel exporters in Sri Lanka, has initiated a challenge for Sri Lankan innovators to build a robotic arm that can pick up single pieces of fabric from a stack and place them in a reverse-order stack within a specified area, within five minutes.

The challenge also entails that the entire stack may not be picked up at once, reversed in the air and placed in the new location and that the pieces of fabric should not be damaged or folded in the process.

This innovation which Brandix calls a ‘potentially life-changing annual innovation’ award for a successful robotic solution to an industry-specific challenge significantly raises the bar for Sri Lankan innovators working in the sphere of automation.

Brandix is the principal sponsor of the 2014 Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge which will select Sri Lanka’s representation at the next International Robotics Challenge (IRC) conducted annually by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.

The Brandix Innovation Award will comprise of a cash prize of Rs 250,000 and a trophy. To top it, Brandix will provide an opportunity within its group to the innovator to build or refine the robot and connect with global robotics specialists and employment opportunity to work on the prototype.

If the product is commercially viable, seed funding and assistance to register a company from Disrupt Unlimited, the Brandix-led start-up seed accelerator. Disrupt Unlimited is a seed accelerator that seeks to inspire, mentor and fund start-ups with breakthrough solutions to disrupt products, practices, processes and business models in the apparel, textile and accessories sectors.

Brandix said its role is to encourage innovators from across industries to develop technology-driven solutions that address challenges at every stage of the supply chains, leading to revolutionary changes in the way apparels, textiles and accessories are made, packaged, distributed and consumed.

The finals of the 2014 Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge are scheduled for 12th December 2014, with the qualification round for the Industry Challenge to be held on 11th December 2014.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

India needs to double cotton farmers’ income: top official

India needs to double the income of cotton farmers and non-farmers...

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

Pakistan seeks more JVs with China: textile minister

The Pakistani Government wants to forge more joint ventures (JVs)...

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2017

Egypt’s garment exports touch $941 million in 8 months

Egypt's garment exports touched $941 million in the first eight...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search