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What’s FR FRONTIER?

Changing clothes.
Changing conventional wisdom.
Change the world.

The Fast Retailing Group Mission is to create truly great clothing with new and unique value, and to enable people all over the world to experience the joy, happiness and satisfaction of wearing such great clothes. We work to delight customers in innovative ways, working with talented people and leveraging great ideas from all around the world.

FR FRONTIER is a new international competition sponsored by Fast Retailing. We are looking for people who are interested to challenge the future and reach a new frontier. We invite you to submit creative solutions to help solve today’s business challenges, using your business planning skills, technical strengths and creativity.

The total prize for this competition is 3,000,000 Japanese yen.
Finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in Tokyo,
and will have the chance to discuss
how to realize the idea with our management team, including Tadashi Yanai, Chairman,
President and CEO of Fast Retailing.

Timeline

Business Proposal

■Start date for submitting applications

April 17, 2017

■Last date for applications

June 16, 2017

■Theme

Innovative business plans to increase sales in existing UNIQLO stores and online by tenfold.

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Technology Proposal

■Start date for submitting applications

April 28, 2017

■Last date for applications

July 14, 2017

■Theme

New machine learning algorithm to classify color in apparel featured in fashion photographs.

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Overview, Selection Process and Application Procedure

Business Proposal

■Theme

To propose innovative business plans to increase sales in UNIQLO stores and online by tenfold.

We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by constantly improving customer experiences and combining our core strength, which is our brick and mortar stores, with our online business. We are looking for proposals to help us reach our goal.

■Rules and regulations for Submitting Proposals

・Proposals must aim to solve social problems and address a demand in people’s future lifestyles.

・Proposal must be based on worldwide data, personal expertise, or actual experience.

・Proposal must aim to increase sales in existing UNIQLO stores.

・Proposal must encompass a combination of stores, online and other aspects of the business.

・Proposal must aim to increase global or area specific sales by tenfold.

■Selection Timeline

1)The deadline for submitting applications is June 16, 2017.

2)Initial results announcement date is changed to July 7, 2017.

3)Final presentation and Awards Ceremony will take place in Tokyo on July 28, 2017.

■Prize

1st Prize 1,000,000 yen

2nd Prize 300,000 yen

3rd Prize 100,000 yen

Special Prize 100,000 yen

■Presentation materials may be submitted in Japanese or English.

■Application

Please submit materials after signing up at the link below.

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Technology Proposal

■Theme

New machine learning algorithm to classify color in apparel featured in fashion photographs.

When developing new products, we analyze mass consumer trends after classifying the color of apparel from various fashion photographs. We are employing new machine learning algorithms to make this classification faster and more accurate.

■Rules and regulations for Submitting Proposals

・Analyze the image provided by us through machine learning algorithms created by participants and compete for the score for the algorithm.

・We will provide the sample images with the picture of UNIQLO clothes.

・Any format is acceptable as long as it can verify reproducibility by a third party.

■Selection Timeline

1)The deadline for submitting applications is July 14, 2017.

2)Initial results will be announced on July 28, 2017.

3)Final presentation and Awards Ceremony will take place in Tokyo on August 28, 2017.

■Prize

1st Prize 1,000,000 yen

2nd Prize 300,000 yen

3rd Prize 100,000 yen

Special Prize 100,000 yen

■Please submit a source code and presentation materials, the latter of which may be in Japanese or English.

■Application

Please submit materials after signing up at the link below.

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Guidelines

■Conditions for participation

・Undergraduate or graduate students or working professionals. Individuals or teams of no more than 5 members.
・Ability to submit materials, presentations, and handle Q&A in Japanese or English.
・Original proposal, not used before in other competitions.
・Ability to attend the Awards Ceremony in Tokyo.

Visa and travel must be arranged by participants, and the venue will be informed separately to the Awards Ceremony participants

■Application

■Notes

・Available languages are English and Japanese.
・We are not able to reply to inquiries concerning the review process and the awards.
・The organizer does not take responsibility if there are any issues or problems with the content of the application.

■Terms of the proposal submissions

・Patent rights and other intellectual property rights on products relating to proposals that win awards will be transferred to Fast Retailing.
・If the proposal will be used in business, an incentive may be paid; in this case, the proposal will be used after following appropriate company procedures.
・An award can be forfeited and the company may demand a return of the prize money if any unlawful or illegal act is found.

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