Data Science in the Fashion Industry

August 16th - 25th 2019

Business Focus

Digitalisation has proved to have a profound impact on fashion industry. It moved retailers from a brand loyal customer base market to a strongly competitive landscape on which educated customers are comparing assortments to get the most value in their purchase.

On the other hand, Big Data techniques are enabling fashion retailers to make smarter data-driven decisions on their assortments, pricing and discount to react quickly and stay competitive in this new environment.

In this summer school, active entrepreneurs from the Big Data and Analytics industry will introduce you to the business challenges raised by this data analytics (r)evolution. But also, how to tackle them through practical case studies.

Develop your Data Science skills

This summer school is a unique opportunity to develop or improve your practical data science skills heavily demanded by most industries today.

This course will walk you through the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and their impact on the fashion industry. It will be articulated in five full-day courses: 2 hours theory and 5 hours practice on average per day.

We will introduce basics of web scraping, NoSQL databases, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Text Mining. All concepts will be developed through guided and practical sessions where you will get familiar with Python, one of the most intuitive, versatile and popular programming languages for Data Scientist, but also one of the most prised by employers.

A certificate will be provided to the participants at the end of the summer school. This certificate should allow them to obtain 3 ECTS in their respective institutions.

In collaboration with the Solvay Summer School
  • Welcome Dinner on Friday 16th
  • City Tour of Brussels on Saturday 17th
  • Ice Breaking on Saturday 17th
  • City Tour of Bruges on Sunday 18th
  • Goodbye Dinner on Saturday 24th
  • Goodbye Party on Saturday 24th

-> This schedule is subject to change

  • Price including accommodation
  • 10% Discount for QTEM Students
  • This edition is limited to 40 participants
  • Does not include travel costs from and to Brussels


Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) was founded by Ernest Solvay in 1903.
It is ranked first, among all Belgian Business Schools, for its Master's programme in Management.

This result is mainly due to its demanding courses, its perfect location in Brussels and its education programme that successfully combines management and economics courses. SBS-EM is also part of a university, the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Selection Process
  •  Application

To apply for Solvay Summer school Edition 2019 on August 16th-25th, candidates have to send their CV to The final application deadline is June 30th 2019.

  • Selection

After a thorough selection, all candidates will receive an e-mail to confirm their status. The selected student will have 5 days to fill in a special form.

  • Invoice

It will be sent to the candidates who will, in return, have 10 working days to pay for the Solvay Summer School programme. Beyond that deadline, their application will be denied.

  • Finalization

After receiving the payment, enrolled candidates will receive an official invitation letter from the President of the Solvay Summer School 2019 and the Dean of Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.


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Updated on March 11, 2019