Funding for Innovation and Smart Textiles
30th September 2019

Funding for Innovation and Smart Textiles


September 30


02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Event Category:



Città Studi

On September 30th, in Citta Studi in Biella, an afternoon event will take place, focusing on some key issues for the Smart textiles European markets and industries. Eminent speakers will cover topics concerning the growth opportunities for businesses, and on how they can get support. News about the latest available innovations and focuses on some application markets will also be presented.


Event Tittle: Innovation Day
Date: 30th September 2019
Location: Città Studi, Corso Pella 2/b, Biella
From 14.00 to 17.00
Registration Links:
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Programme of the afternoon

Welcome speeches

  • “The growth opportunities offered by the Tex4IM platform – Textile Clusters for Industrial Modernisation”
    Enrico Venturini, Next Technology Tecnotessile
  • “SmartX – Funding the best smart textiles innovators in Europe”
    Lutz Walter, European Textile Technology Platform
  • “State of the art of Smart Textiles in Europe”
    Joao Gomes, CeNTI
  • “Blockchain and the traceability of textile products: the project NIMBLE”
    Alessandro Canepa, Fratelli Piacenza
  • “Conventional and unconventional textile based solutions for advanced defense applications”
    Massimiliano Valente – S.O.D. S.r.l.
  • “On innovative Textiles”
    Marco Sbuttoni – Technofabric S.p.A.

The Textile Innovation Day “Funding for textile innovation and Smart Textiles: successful experiences and opportunities 2020-2021” will bring together coordinators and partners of EU projects related to smart textiles and industrial modernization and SMEs, that will present their projects on technical textiles and smart applications also connected to the defense sector. A vision about the State of the art of Smart Textiles in Europe will be given too, in order to boost smart textiles innovation to develop a first connection with SMEs working in the textile sector.


Join us on this Innovation Day to

  • Discover state of the art innovation in smart textiles through expert presentations
  • Be inspired by the EU Strategy for Smart Textiles
  • Get to know all about how to apply for TEX4IM and SmartX support and funding



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