Putting the puzzle pieces of the emerging smart textiles multidisciplinary value chain together

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. An analysis of the value chain has been composed, see image below.
It starts from the currently existing but separated value chains for IoT/Electronics and for textiles. The key missing ‘nodes’ are indicated. SmartX
addresses these missing nodes and gaps to build
a comprehensive framework. The 
trailblazer projects are currently providing first examples of the parts that need ‘to emerge’.