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About this sector

Fashion businesses typically create new clothes using different material combinations and styles.
Businesses in the fashion sector have claimed for new innovative software solutions to sell or develop products as well as novel changes to production processes. There can also be R&D in the development of new materials, textures or fibres as well as the combination of existing materials which involve advances in science or technology. Here are some examples:

What can be claimed

  • An advanced e-commerce trading platform development
  • Inventing a new type of material
  • An innovative lightweight hiking jacket for extreme temperatures
  • Backpacks with integrated solar panels

Why can this be claimed

New materials, new combinations of materials or clothing that solve a problem better than existing options, and clothes with integrated technology all may result in technical advancement.

Fashion uk

2014-15 Expenditure