SmartX says goodbye, but the European smart textiles community will go on

Recap of the Final SmartX Conference (April 20-21, 2022 Brussels) It was a bittersweet moment for the SmartX consortium. After nearly three years of open calls for proposals, SME coaching sessions, monthly member webinars, and several in-person meetings (when the sanitary situation allowed), our community came together for the last time under the SmartX umbrella. The […]

Recap: SmartX Regional Event Sweden

On March 17, 2022, our Swedish programme partner Smart Textiles by Science Park Borås hosted an online dissemination event, featuring two SmartX programme winners and expert presentations on smart textile innovations. In total, there were 38 participants from both the Academy and companies operating in several industry sectors, such as textile, health care, and automotive. […]

Recap: Textile Innovation Day & SmartX Regional Event Italy

The Italian SmartX Dissemination event was held on April 12th, 2022 as an in-person event that was introduced by Marco Bardelle, (Tintoria Finissaggio 2000, past President of the Steering Committee) and Ettore Piacenza (Fratelli Piacenza, new President of the Steering Committee), after the General Assembly. During the event, the results of the three […]

Recap: SmartX Regional Event Germany

The German SmartX Dissemination Event was held on March 22nd, 2022 as a half-day online session that was moderated by Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dipl.-Ing. Meike Tilebein, leading the Management Research Center at the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF). During the event, seven successful smart textile projects from the German-speaking region, […]

Introducing the full Smart Textiles Value Chain Map

SMART TEXTILES VALUE CHAIN: A ROADMAP Introduction: A complex value chain The smart textiles value chain comprises multiple actors from three distinctive industries, namely electronics, textile, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology). This underlines both the need for cross-sectoral partnerships and how challenging it is to bring together competencies, energies and strategies based on three very different […]

Recap: SmartX Regional Event Spain

The second final SmartX regional dissemination event took place on Friday, March 11, 2022 in Barcelona at the Movistar Center. The in-person gathering was hosted by our local programme partner Texfor and came a few weeks after our first national event in Porto, Portugal. The day opened with an overview on the SmartX project by […]

Recap: SmartX Regional Event Portugal

The two-day Portuguese event, held on February 16-17, 2022 at the Modtissimo textile fair in Porto, launched a series of final SmartX regional dissemination activities, online and in person. [See: What You Have Missed] Organised by local SmartX programme partner CITEVE with the support of the Cluster Têxtil / Portuguese Textile Cluster, the event was […]

Recap: The Value Chain Cross-Fertilisation Workshop (Paris)

Following the second SmartX IoT hackathon in Stuttgart, our community was able to come together in person again, this time in France. The well-attended Value Chain Cross-Fertilisation Workshop, jointly organised with SmartEES, took place on November 29-30 in Paris. It was hosted by SmartX partner, Institut Français de la Mode.  The goal of the event was […]

Recap: The second SmartX IoT hackathon (Stuttgart)

For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, SmartX partners were able to get together in person. The occasion was our second IoT Hackathon, hosted on October 28-29, 2021 at DITF (German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research) in Denkendorf, a tranquil forested area outside Stuttgart, Germany.  The event brought together our partners, […]

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 […]