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the most ambitious programme ever to help European smart textiles SMEs become a strong,
highly competitive business community.
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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 : FIRST CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

In February 2020, SmartX Europe closed its first Call for Expressions of Interest for innovative projects in the smart textiles manufacturing chain. Like the two other upcoming calls, it was intended for European SMEs and start-ups within the smart textile and related sectors.

The second call is expected to open in May 2020 and the Expression of Interest form will be available on the website at the same time. It is a short confidential document that helps us understand your innovative project and assess if it could be eligible for SmartX support. If so, your team will be coached during the application process by an assigned member of the SmartX consortium. The funded projects will obtain an acceleration support up to 60,000 euros for a year, plus mentoring sessions from SmartX consortium partners.

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40

Projects

60,000

€ / projects

3

calls

13

European clusters

1,000

SMEs to reach