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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 OPEN : CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
SmartX Europe has opened a call for Expressions of Interest for innovative projects in the smart textiles manufacturing chain. It is intended for European SMEs and start-ups within the smart textile and related sectors.
This short confidential document will help 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 during a year, plus mentoring sessions from SmartX consortium partners. The first call is expected to be open in November 2019.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is January 15, 2020.