Call for smart textile experts for a coaching project
SmartX is now financing an additional stage of mentoring and searches coaches.
SmartX Europe aims to boost smart textile innovation to develop an end-to-end smart textiles manufacturing value chain in Europe and help drive promising prototypes faster to market.
Building a strong, sustainable community is the underlying long-term objective of the programme – to foster interaction and collaboration within the European smart textile industry.
The core activity of SmartX has been to fund a portfolio of innovative trailblazer projects, which will pioneer one or more stages of the novel smart textiles value chain. [View our Funded Projects]
Through a careful selection process, which began with over 300 expressions of interest, about 114 projects
The SmartX coaching programme
SmartX now wants to offer 12 of the most promising projects an extra coaching programme to support them in improving their operational capacity. Therefore, we are looking for expert coaches to support those cooperative projects in the SmartX community and help move their development forward. In order to support them, we will offer up to 15 hours of individual coaching on topics related to their main operational challenges.
Smart textile experts needed
We are looking for experts in one or more of the following fields:
- Textile innovation, organisation, management and market trends
- Textile innovation knowledge (yarn construction and functionalities, fabric manufacturing, fabric functionalisation and textile challenges)
- IoT expertise (electronics, telecom & connectivity, computing, IoT/ electronic challenges)
- Product design and integration.
Timeline and remuneration
Candidates must be able to provide individual coaching to different SMEs for the duration of four months (October-February), min. 3 hours and max. 15 hours per project mentored. Most of this individual coaching will take place online and will be organised by SmartX partners.
We offer an hourly rate of 100€ per hour of individual coaching.
How to apply