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Michele Stinco Speaking at Step One

Step One Talk with Michele Stinco Speaking about Startups

Step One Talk is an event for “Interesting people. Thrilling stories. New contacts!” Of course polychromelab is very happy about Michele Stinco, CEO and founder, sharing his expertise with a crowded lecture hall.

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Together with Austrian business angel Michael Altrichter the two startup experts talked about their experiences with business formation. Further development and financial success afterwards also were key topics. In this crowded lecture hall of Johannes-Keppler University Linz one could ask questions and find answers.

Step One is a platform for making business formations with less troubles due to practice oriented tips. More information on this initiative and everything abot the expert talk with Michael Altrichter and Michele Stinco you’ll find here.

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ISPO Brandnew Story – polychromelab goes Racing

ISPO Brandnew Award Magazine 2015 – polychromelab goes Racing

Polychromelab’s Designer Michele Stinco was nominated for jury member of ISPO Brandnew Award 2015. His expertise is based on long year experience as product designer. This is one reason for making him jury member of Brandnew Award 2015. For polychromelab winning this prestigious award for startups in 2012 already is the other reason.

On this occasion ISPO Brandnew Award Magzine presents polychromelab in a story of success. The magazine was especially convinced by polychromelabs’s effort to engineer innovative products. In collaboration with Schoeffel a reversible winteroverall for Skiteam Austria was designed, that will help ski racers at warmup, training and racecourse inspections.

The complete article in german and english about polychromelab goes Racing you’ll find here in ISPO Brandnew Award Magazine 2015: polychromelab goes Racing

Complete magazine is available as an iPad download here for free.

Further information and statement of ski racer Niki Hosp about collaboration between Schoeffel, ÖSV and polychromelab you’ll find here.

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Inventor of Trend Jacket Alta Quota

Michele Stinco becomes ISPO Brandnew Jury Member

For 15 years now Michele Stinco is collecting professional experience as designer and extreme athlete at testing outdoor gear. In 2010 he started the project polychrome hybrid jacket, which was able to win various awards in the branch, like the ISPO Brandnew Award for innovation and setting new trends in apparel sector. In 2015 Michele Stinco was nominated for jury member of ISPO Brandnew Award 2015: more about it on the official site of ISPO Munich.

From Trend Jacket Alta Quota to experienced CEO of a Startup

In 2010 project polychrome hybrid jacket started with a first concept. It took long time to create out of a prototype an ultimate trend jacket, which cools on side and warms on the other. Here you can read more about what the american trend blog Cool Hunting is writing on polychromelab Alta Quota jacket.

Getting some financial support and winning awards startup polychromelab ltd. was founded in 2012. By now trend jacket Alta Quota isn’t the only product available no more: you can buy different reversible jackets for men and women, accessories like shoulder bags or cell phone cases or a reversible ski overall in the polychromelab Webshop online.

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Stay tuned, next week we’ll post or resumee of ISPO Brandnew Award 2015 in this blog. Meanwhile you can join the discussion at #ispobrandnew on Twitter. Or follow Michele Stinco on Google+.

Blog about Freeride in Tyrol

Blog Tirol interviews polychromelab about Freeride in Tyrol

Blog Tirol interviews Elisabeth Frey and designer Michele Stinco from polychromelab about their work at the Glungezer and Freeride in Tyrol. Both Elisabeth Frey and Michele Stinco are passionate athletes, especially in winter when freeride skiing is possible. Mount Glungezer is a tradtional, small ski region in Tyrol, which offers outstanding freeride conditions and slopes. Here one can “experience nature originally”, it is one of the best places for freeride in Tyrol.

Here you can read the german article about polychromelab and freeride on Blog Tirol. Thanks for this great post!

If you like articles from Blog Tirol, you can follow them here:  Tyrol on Google+

And finally some impressions of a working day at mount Glungezer including an after work freeride skiing downhill. Enjoy the pictures!

Designer Michele Stinco becomes AWS Jury Member

Rookie Michele Stinco meets Intellectuals

Designer Michele Stinco made his Master in Textile Economics at the Academy of German Clothing Retail in Nagold, Germany. Since 2000 he gathers experience as designer for apparel manufacturers like Adidas, Diesel Jeans Italy, Mammut and Falke. The professional designer founded polychromelab as his first own apparel / fashion label.

At textile and design industry Michele is a complete professional, his speciality is outdoor sports. Collecting new experience as jury member for the financial support for startups of the AWS means a huge pleasure to Michele Stinco. Every year AWS supports small businesses in Austria that show innovative potential and economic progress. The winning projects will be find out in some jury sessions.

Michele Stinco not only was nominated for jury member because of his professional experience as a designer, but also because polychromelab ltd. itself was part of the AWS impulse XS programme for the last years. More about it here.

How the meeting of rookie Michele and the intellectuals from AWS will proceed, soon is to be told. Stay tuned:

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Michele Stinco and Elisabeth Frey about alpine seal of approval

Polychromelab talks about their idea Alpine Proof

It all started, as normal, at a mountain hike. Again gear couldn’t conform to the weather conditions in the mountains. If there only would be a warranty for Outdoor-products, that they really keep their promises outside in nature! Who hasn’t thought of it?

Michele Stinco and Elisabeth Frey from polychromelab started to test polychromelab fabrics under real weather conditions – and not only in sterile laboratories. The testing results of the prototype-jackets meant a qualified insight for product development to polychromelab. The company takes an advantage of their situation in the heart of the tyrolean Alps.

Alpine Proof as an alpine seal of approval

Step by step the idea of Alpine Proof takes shape in the thinkings of Michele and Elisabeth. In their own alpine textile-laboratory at the Glungezer in Tyrol even products from foreign apparel producers were tested on trial. Now the project Alpine Proof reaches the next stage: In near future an alpine seal of approval should come to life with fincial supports and broad cooperation between a lot of partners to allow international and local apparel producers to test their Outdoor gear in Tyrol to get the alpine seal of approval, named Alpine Proof.

The goal of the project is innovation and progress for textiles sector. More about this topic you’ll find here or on the website of Standortagentur Tirol.

Michele Stinco and Elisabeth Frey talk about the idea of Alpine Proof at the European Innovation Forum Alpbach Tirol.

What is the idea of Alpine Proof? by Michele Stinco from polychromelab on Vimeo.

Outdoor summer 2014 with polychromelab – part 2

A reversible jacket to rule them all

Did you miss the first part of our outdoor summer review 2014? No problem, you can read the full article here: Outdoor Summer Part 1. Today we continue with the story of polychromelab in a nature, in which a reversible jacket is needed, to be prepared for everything.

Good to hear that the OEAV recommends polychromelab jackets. On the picture you can see Gerald Aichner on a cycling tour through Greece.

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For our alpine research lab polychromelab 2610 at the Glungezer in Tyrol we have bought a mountainbike to test performance in high altitude.

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You won’t believe it, but this picture is taken in June. Michele Stinco is trailrunning on snow. Luckily a polychromelab reversible jacket has a cooling and a warming side. Simply reverse!

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Conclusively we want to thank everybody who had helped to win the Eurobike Award 2014 for our reversible cycling jacket in collaboration with Pedaled.

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An exciting summer comes to an end. If you want your friends to know about the story of polychromelab, share the pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Thanks  :)

Eurobike Award for Pedaled cycling jackets

Eurobike Award 2014 for reversible cycling jackets

After long and hard work and a lot of development we are proud to recieve the Eurobike Award 2014. Since one year polychromelab collaborates with the japanese cycling label Pedaled. As the fabrics delieverer we are happy that the design by Hideto Suzuki translates the functionality of the textile in such a good way.

Exhibition Friedrichshafen Eurobike 2014

The probably most important european cycling exhibition took place in Friedrichshafen in late August. On the exhibition one can gaze on the latest trends in the cycling section – most importantly Pedaled prestented the new reversible jacket in collaboration with polychromelab.

Naturally a prize giving ceremony is an exciting event, so we can look into the happy faces of Hideto Suzuki and Michele Stinco. Hideto wears the awarded sports jacket and Michele wears the Roccia Rossa design jacket. Memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy the pictures.

If you want to get more information about the Pedaled lab jacket, click here to see brandnew cycling jackets. Furthermore read about Hideto Suzuki here.

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Alpine Proof on Alpbachforum

Alpine Proof – the alpine seal of approval

On the european Forum Alpbach the Standortagentur Tirol arranged on thursday 22.08.2014 the 13th technology-brunch. Representatives of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and diverse companies were there to talk about innovative research on textiles.

The most considerable project amongst others is the collaboration between polychromelab 2610 and the institutes for textile physics (Prof. Dr. Thomas Bechthold) and for ski and alpine (Prof. Mag. Dr. Werner Nachbauer) of the university of Innsbruck. Made possible by the support of the OEAV section Hall and the Glungezer Hütte there is now a chance for apparel companies to scientifically test their products and textiles under real conditions in the tyrolean nature.

Through the conception of polychromelab – because we put emphasis on apparel that keeps its promises – the project Alpine Proof came to live. Broad collaboration and financial support will take applied science for textiles to the next level. In winter 2013/2014 the first testing session already took place: tents by the german company Heimplanet were testet in the polychromelab 2610.

Here is the official news release by Standortagentur Tirol:

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Are you interested in what a jacket that was tested in the nature of Tyrol is able to bear, then visit the polychromelab concept store.

 

Video starring Alta Rossa multifunctional jacket

An Outdoor jacket that is prepared for anything

Demands on a multifunctional jacket are high, according to whether a user expects an outdoor jacket should be versatile to be worth the price. Real allround jackets are waterproof and windproof, keep warm, but still are highly breathable. Of course jackets that are worn in nature should be resilient and reliable. If one spends a lot of time outdoor he additionally wants a comfortable jacket.

Michele Stinco as an extreme athlete has always desired such a “true” multifunctional jacket. After hard work and years of applied research in nature and laboratories the product developer has made his dream reality and created an 3 layer laminate. The fabric is windproof and waterproof, highly breathable and keeps all its promises.

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The Alta Quota Outdoor jacket was the first jacket on the market, available since 2013. This year the Alta Rossa Outdoor allround jacket is our latest development. Watch Michele wearing this perfect mountaineering jacket at a summerly trailrun in the tyrolean alps:

Alta Rossa Running from polychromelab on Vimeo.

The Alta Rossa is available in our webshop.