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A NOVEL INDUSTRIAL VALUE CHAIN

Bringing smart textile products to market quickly and at relevant price points requires the establishment of a novel, updated and dynamic industrial value chain, composed of textiles and microelectronics manufacturers, integrators and assemblers, data processing and IoT experts, technology providers, distributors, funding providers, and end users.

40 TRAILBLAZER PROJECTS FUNDED

SmartX will fund a portfolio of at least 40 Trailblazer projects, with a total budget of 2.4 million € to pioneer different stages of the novel smart textiles value chain. These projects will be selected by an international selection committee of recognized experts in the smart textiles field. The funded projects will be coached throughout the entire process.

3 HIGH-POTENTIAL END MARKETS

Funded projects will mostly tackle 3 high-potential end markets: protective wear (including sports gear), industrial applications, healthcare and well-being, i.e. markets where Europe has leadership positions. Small and medium-sized companies from across the EU and certain associated countries can apply for funding through open calls.

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NOW CLOSED: FINAL CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

In November 2020, SmartX Europe opened its third and final Call for Expressions of Interest for innovative projects in the smart textiles manufacturing chain. Like the earlier calls, it was intended for European SMEs and start-ups within the smart textile and related sectors.

The funded projects will obtain an acceleration support up to 60,000 euros for a year, plus mentoring sessions from SmartX consortium partners. Check our blog for announcements about winning projects and their goals.

The call is now closed, but we invite you to join our Member CommunityIt’s a space that brings together smart textile professionals from all over Europe. Network, find project partners, be the first to know about exclusive events.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a smart textile?
The SmartX project defines smart textiles as materials, components, products or product-services using a combination of textile fibres, yarns or fabrics combined/integrated/ assembled with (micro)electronic components such as conductive wires, microsystems, sensors, actuators, energy capture or storage devices, heat, light or sound-emitting devices etc. to realise a smart function that adds value to the end user of the enabled product or service.

 

How can I find out if I’m eligible to apply for SmartX funding?

Carefully read the Guide for Applicants available on the application page. Pay special attention to SME and start-up criteria, eligible countries, targeted end markets, technology readiness level (TRL) and financial viability criteria.

 

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40

Projects

60,000

€ / projects

3

calls

13

European clusters

1,000

SMEs to reach