ABOUT
An extension of FIT’s Innovation Center, the DTech Lab is FIT’s on-campus innovation lab developed with the promise of revolutionizing both the creative and retail industries, DTech unites design thinking with emerging technologies.
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ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS AND CREATIVITY
DTech is where teams of FIT students —together with expert faculty—engage in research and problem-solving projects for companies facing a wide range of challenges. Industry partners enjoy the benefits of FIT’s unconventional minds who develop bold, original solutions by exploring trends in media, technology, and production.

THE VISIONARIES OF TOMORROW ARE AT FIT TODAY
Situated at the intersection of industry and academia, DTech began as a partnership with Infor, a leading New York City-based enterprise technology company. Today DTech is poised to become one of the world’s leading centers of creative research and experimental product development. In addition to enlivening and invigorating FIT’s campus culture with new, experiential learning opportunities, this pioneering enterprise is boosting the creative economy with avant-garde product development and fresh ideas.

OUR APPROACH TO DESIGN TASKS IS DEFINED BY OUR GOALS:








OUR Core Initiatives
ENHANCE
EDUCATION
Through projects that combine coursework with professionally guided learning, we leverage the fresh perspectives and new ideas of talented, creative students.
ENGAGE
INDUSTRY
Through partnerships from innovative tech startups to global technology leaders, we undertake projects that de-risk innovation on behalf of major brands and retailers.
ENHANCE
EDUCATION
Through projects that combine coursework with professionally guided learning, we leverage the fresh perspectives and new ideas of talented, creative students.
ENVISION THE
FUTURE
Through projects that explore emerging technology... we unite ideas that envision the future of business and creativity

OUR PARTNERS
Collaboration with our partners is the key to the success of DTech Lab. Our teams are made up of student partners, faculty partners, industry partners and technology partners. We work together to solve challenging problems and identify solutions  that add value through research, ideation and prototyping.




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CONTACT
Fashion Institute of Technology

227 West 27th Street, C110
New York NY 10001-5992
United States



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