The winner of this year's IAF Student Award is Mbarsida Cinaj, graduate of Polimoda, who will be based at the Lectra office in Milan. She will work closely with Laura Valagussa, who is in charge of Design and Merchandising Solutions. The IAF Student Award 2007 was open to students from IAF educational institutes who have excelled throughout their degree program in computer aided design, product development, or technical design. This may particularly be in the areas of CAD, design, fabric, construction, product development, graphics and IT. Participating universities, which included the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Polimoda, were requested to select an outstanding student in one of these disciplines. The winners of the IAF Student Award are offered a one year internship upon graduation at either Lectra or SgT, who have offered to be the 2007 sponsors.