Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading digital solutions from software in the cloud to equipment like scanners and plotters in the design room and automated spreaders and cutters on the manufacturing floor. These solutions enable innovative designers, developers and makers in a multitude of industries including both fashion and industrial markets improve their design, development and manufacturing processes and effectively manage and connect the value chain, from inception to the end customer. Gerber serves more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in sign & graphics, apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, and packaging. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
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Gerber Sponsored Award:
Gerber Technology FashionTech Professional Award:
Gerber Technology in their inaugural year with ITAA is conducting an essay contest whose winner will receive an award of a subscription of Gerber Software and Training valued at $20,000. The award will go to the member of the Instructor, Professional-Faculty level of ITAA who best demonstrates the use of technology to inspire and encourage students’ innovative and creative product design and development.
Contestants must submit a 500-1000 word essay describing how they and their school utilized advancements in technology to inspire their students over the last 18 months and the resulting student project(s). The essays must be single-authored and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 14, 2016 and be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: ITAA Gerber Essay Contest). Essays will be judged by a panel of Gerber Technology employees and industry experts. Photographs and/or videos of the inspiration, the design and development process and the resulting product are allowed as supporting evidence.
The award will be presented at the ITAA 2016 annual conference. The award winner grants Gerber Technology the right to use the submission, photographs and an interview to publish press release(s) and for use on social media. Should the award winner fail to use the award in the manner specified by Gerber Technology, it will be offered to the selected runner-up.