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Julie Lietaer

Digital solutions for a more sustainable textile & fashion industry.

Ariadne Innovation is a Belgian startup founded by Julie Lietaer with the ambition to offer digital solutions for a more sustainable textile & fashion industry. Ariadne Innovation wants to close the gap between technology and the textile industry.


Ellie Connect, the digital platform developed by DataScouts in co-creation with Ariadne Innovation, aims to inspire, inform and connect industry players around topics related to sustainable textiles. Producers, brands, retailers, buyers, and network organizations find on Ellie.Connect the information and the connections needed to facilitate the development, production, and go to market of sustainable textile products. 

Ellie.Connect welcomes members who are either at the beginning of their journey or partners that are already well on their way towards being a sustainability pioneer.

Julie Lietaer

Julie Lietaer, CEO of Ariadne Innovation explains,

“During the covid pandemic, we noticed that a lot of parties in the textile ecosystem got disconnected. We wanted to support the industry with a solution that brings coherent market insights to support efficient decision making. This is how I connected Ingrid Willems, CEO of DataScouts in June 2020."

Together we started analyzing the textile ecosystem and potential solutions to bring partners together on one digital platform. Ellie.Connect, the digital companion for a sustainable textile industry went live in December 2020. 

Why do we collaborate with DataScouts?

"Ellie.Connect was developed together, in co-creation.  Ariadne Innovation and DataScouts are complementary business partners. DataScouts is an experienced platform builder,  which resulted in a fruitful partnership. The co-creation process was very important to us. At the moment we launched, I felt comfortable bringing Ellie.Connect to the market, although I was not a technology expert. 

Ariadne Innovation wants to inspire new players and invite different industry partners to make use of our solutions. We believe in the added value of applying Artificial Intelligence in a very practical way. We do not adopt technology for the sake of technology, but because we believe technology allows for a unique experience and actionable insights. I feel that DataScouts captured that well and that is a big strength."

Build your own ecosystem!

When you see these benefits, you want to better understand the ecosystem you are part of. That’s where we can help you. DataScouts provides a platform in which you can create a business ecosystem map, monitor your value network, and be aware of what happens in your ecosystem, the trends in your sector, and the achievements of peers. The DataScouts platform combines public data, own private data, and extra content that is relevant to the specific use case. Without any problem, you can visualize tons of information in no time. Contact us and create your own ecosystem today!

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