There has been a rise in the number of open innovation platforms for students to solve challenges for companies e.g. agorize.com
Why not have a platform for fashion companies to post challenges for students to solve?
In return, students could receive University credits for their submissions, internships and rewards.
These challenges would be open to other students as well and students at the same University could be encouraged to form teams of students from different disciplines e.g. business, IT etc.
I would love to be involved in the creation of such a platform because it relates to my professional work and experience. It would be a great way to get students to collaborate and really understand the challenges for the fashion industry all over the world.