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 […]

The Future of European Smart Textiles: Challenges & Opportunities – Interview with Andreas Lymberis (Part 2)

Andreas Lymberis has been a research and innovation programme officer with the European Commission (EC) in Brussels since 1999. He heads the European Innovation Council Challenge-based Accelerator sector at EISMEA (European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency), having previously led Wearables and Bioelectronics initiatives for 20 years. A physicist with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering […]

Smart Textiles in Europe: The Next Tech Disruption – Interview with Andreas Lymberis (Part 1)

Andreas Lymberis has been a research and innovation programme officer with the European Commission (EC) in Brussels since 1999. He heads the European Innovation Council Challenge-based Accelerator sector at EISMEA (European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency), having previously led Wearables and Bioelectronics initiatives for 20 years. A physicist with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering […]

Announcing winners of the third & final SmartX Europe funding call

The third and final SmartX funding call closed on February 3, 2021, leaving our team smiling. Unexpectedly, it turned into the biggest call among all three, with 43 eligible applications submitted. A total of 87 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 16 different European Union and associated countries participated in the call. Unfortunately, due to […]

Announcing winners of the second SmartX Europe funding call

The SmartX team is pleased to announce winners of the second funding call, selected from 27 strong applications by a group of 11 external experts on the Selection Committee. A total of ten different projects submitted by 21 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from ten European countries have been awarded a grant of 1.011.050€ in […]

All about the SmartX Webinar Series

SmartX Europe has launched a new tool to strengthen the community and share state-of-the art knowledge about the key issues challenging the competitiveness of the European smart textile industries. Every six weeks, our partners host online webinars featuring talks and discussions with experts, focused on the technological aspects, regulations, and access to markets. Conveniently scheduled at […]

Champion athlete Jean-Luc Pérez on the importance of smart textiles

Our team spoke with Jean-Luc Pérez – science professor at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, athlete, cyclist, and the 2019 Duo World Record holder in the prestigious Race Across America – about his experience with smart textiles in ultra-endurance athletics.  He often partners with sports equipment manufacturers and assists in the development of innovative products, […]

Announcing winners of the first SmartX Europe funding call

The SmartX team is happy to announce nine funded projects, selected by a group of 12 external experts after a tough competition among 35 other brilliant applications. The grant designated for the first call – 706.000 € in lump sum – will be distributed among 16 different SMEs from eight European countries.  Here are the […]