ITS 2022 Partners

ITS is internationally recognized as the bridge connecting brands to the most interesting young talents worldwide. Together with the strong support of the Italian national & local Institutions, international companies continue to embrace the driving force of ITS with the common aim of supporting young talents all over the planet.

They are able to build privileged relationships with the next generations of designers through the development of cutting-edge projects, obtaining tangible results, through a constant dialogue that produces fresh ideas and innovation in the world of design.

Backed by

Backed by Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Promoturismo FVGComune di Trieste and Fondazione CRTrieste They support ITS in 2022 and fully understanding the added value that it represents for the territory.


OTB is an international fashion group powering a range of global, unconventional brands iOTB is an international fashion group powering a range of global, unconventional brands, including Diesel, Jil Sander, Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor&Rolf . The group also controls the Staff International and Brave Kid companies and holds a minority investment in L.A. brand Amiri. As its name suggests (OTB stands for “Only The Brave”), the group pushes boundaries and challenges established rules to redefine the world of fashion and lifestyle, by fostering the creativity of international talents. The group finances several initiatives aimed at discovering new creative talents worldwide, such as ITS, supported by OTB’s chairman Renzo Rosso since the very beginning.


Since its creation, conceived as a universal, democratic object, Swatch has been thriving on diversity, multiplicity, dynamism, inclusion and positive energies that intertwine, feed on each other and multiply. In this vein, in 2011 Swatch Art Peace Hotel was launched in Shanghai: a remarkable position, in the heart of the most dynamic and vibrant of Chinese metropolis, a unique space in terms of dimensions, style and capacity, expressly conceived for artists of all generations, from all countries and all disciplines, that will make here their ‘home’ for a few months and have the chance to carry out their work and express their talent, meet other artists, exhibit their creations and interact with the local art community. To date the Hotel has housed in Shangai 440 artists from 54 countries. Six of them were the recipients of the ITS/Swatch Art Peace Hotel award in previous editions of the contest.

Lotto is the leading footwear and sportswear company, synonymous with Italian style, Innovation and Design. Founded in 1973 to produce tennis and soccer shoes, over the decades the best teams and athletes all over the world have endorsed Lotto’s shoes and apparel. Today the brand honours its history and sportive heritage to define the style of the future.

Luxottica is part of EssilorLuxottica Company. Formed in 2018 by the combination of Essilor and Luxottica, the Group combines two centuries of innovation and human endeavour to elevate vision care and theconsumer experience around it. EssilorLuxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distributionof ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses, and is home to the most loved and widely recognized visioncare and eyewear brands in the world.

Wine Partner

Since 1967, Cantina Puiatti has been a key player in the winemaking and vinegrowing world of Friuli. It offers harmonious wines resulting from passionate research in a constantly evolving history, rich in experiences and successes, which manages to combine an extraordinary innovative spirit with consistency and respect for their terroir, from the varieties to soils, from the climate to man’s thinking and intervention. Controlled ripening avoids excessive alcohol content. Reductive winemaking gives wines with great fragrance, finesse and elegance. Cantina Puiatti’s wines have always fermented and matured without wood contact.

Eurospital was established in Trieste in 1948, thanks to the commitment and vision of its founder Giorgio Kropf. Currently Eurospital produces and markets pharmaceutical products, medical-surgical aids, medical and diagnostic devices and dietary products (gluten-free foods and food supplements) within the 3 company business units – diagnostic, pharmaceutical and gluten-free- which constitute a single team of about 150 people, able to share knowledge, experiences, information and strategies. The group operates at the Trieste headquarters and in over fifty countries around the world.

Trieste Airport (IATA: TRS) offers air services to domestic and European destinations, operated both by full-service and low-cost airlines. Thanks to its strategic location, this airport is the ideal gateway to the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions as well as to Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. Trieste Airport multi-modal hub includes a new railway station, a 16-bay bus station and new car parks for up to 1,500 cars (with a multi-storey car park with 500 parking spaces). This hub grants modal interchange among all the different modes of surface transport (bus, car or train) for an overall benefit and improvement of local and regional mobility.

Internet partner

Our website runs on technologies and services provided by Develon Group, internet partner of ITS Contest 2022 The Ark of Creativity. Develon Group’s mission is about supporting business development and change through a consistent range of digital services comprising strategic consultancy, UX design and data science applications.

Event partner

Piano B is a communication agency, leader in development of special projects, with a flexible and creative DNA. Our mission is to make complexity a simple thing. 
Our focus is not about WHAT we do (events, commercials, campaigns, competitions, fashion shows, concerts, workshops, conventions, digital project) and WHERE (in cities, on the beach, in parks, in meeting rooms, on the web) but HOW, in particular how to play our role in an evolving world where people’s needs are changing and therefore the strategies to reach the audience.

Media partner

Condé Nast Italia publishes the following titles: Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, GQ Italia, Wired, AD.Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveller and La Cucina Italiana. With the endgoal of being culturally relevant, the company creates and distributes content on a variety of platforms to generate value and define new models of communication and formats. The brands make an impact, predict trends, influence culture and play a tangible role in building the future.

Beverage partner

ENGINE is a gin – 100% Italian and organic – which in an unprecedented manner combines traditional craft methods with an unexpected and sensual image drawing inspiration from the world of engines, racing cars and from the cult myths of the 1980s.

Technical supporter

Professional Congress Organizer since 1980, is a technical supporter of ITS Contest 2022.

In agreement with

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is the non-profit association that disciplines, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion. It represents the highest cultural values of Italian fashion and aims to protect, coordinate and enhance its image, both in Italy and abroad.

In agreement with

Fondazione Ferragamo was established in 2013 at the behest of the Ferragamo family with the aim of training the new generations to the values of craftsmanship and Made in Italy, turning its attention to fashion, design and creative processes in general. It promotes knowledge of Salvatore Ferragamo’s work by dealing with training, editorial projects and other cultural initiatives. To achieve these objectives, primary is the protection of the historical archives, managed by the foundation, which testifies the entire span of the brand’s activities.

In agreement with

The Tutoring & Consulting Direction of PITTI Immagine supports designers and brands in their professional and creative development with orientation and consultancy activities.

In agreement with

Trieste. The port with an international, sustainable style

The encounter between land and sea can produce results that are quite unique. The port of Trieste owes its fortune to the intuition that rail links would be the key to its extraordinary development. Sustainability was inbuilt in the concept from the very start. A concept we continue to build upon as we design the future. With the utmost care into the smallest detail, with a passion for quality and innovation. As if we were tailoring a bespoke suit.

In agreement with

Trieste Trasporti was from 2001 to 2020 the concessionaire of the local public transport service in Trieste and today it is one of the four consortium companies that manage the service in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The 60% of the company is held by Amt (controlled by the Municipality of Trieste), the 40% is by Arriva (Deutsche Bahn Group), the European leader in passenger transport. Technological innovation, quality of services, attention to the environment make Trieste Trasporti one of the most appreciated Italian companies in the transport and mobility sector.