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BUILDING THE EUROPEAN SMART TEXTILES VALUE CHAIN

The primary objective of SmartX programme is to build a community with all those who count for the future of European smart textiles. Within this community, the key ambition of SmartX is to shape and establish the industrial value chains that are needed to realise industrial manufacturing of smart textiles and to set up the ecosystem for full commercial exploitation.

25 TRAILBLAZER PROJECTS SELECTED AND FUNDED

Each of these projects focuses on a specific product and a related part of the value chain for Smart Textiles. SmartX Trailblazer projects combine a set of disciplines, regions and/or cultures for the first time, thus following the true meaning of a trailblazer: making a new path. They serve as flagships, i.e. high-level showcases.

THE SMARTX COMMUNITY PLATFORM

The SmartX open collaboration platform and the cross-sectoral and cross-cultural matchmaking also help to create a common language, understanding and perception. The platform presents the needs, possibilities and limits of the collaborating sectors but also of wider stakeholders (e.g. data security, standardisation), to simplify the initiation of joint innovation.

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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