Recap: Smart textiles through IoT technologies
Our first workshop of 2020, “Smart textiles through IoT technologies,” was held in Lille and attracted over 40 industry professionals from France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the UK. Attendees included representatives from SMEs, startups, research universities, and members of the press. Several large companies were also in attendance, interested in exploring ways to be involved in the SmartX project, even if they are too big to apply for funding.
The workshop aimed to give an overview of the possibilities offered by IoT technologies for the textile industry through testimonies and feedback from solution providers.
The well-received event featured a presentation from SmartX partner CITC about its role in the European projects landscape, two case studies (“How to be supported by an IoT design office?” by Rudy Houque from BLUEGRioT, “Printed Electronics for printer converter and examples of products of electroluminescence and metapaper” by Fanny Roumet from CTP), and two more presentations focused on smart textile innovation (“How to develop a smart textile project?” by IoT expert and consultant Etienne Fradin-Beaugerie, and “Eco Design, Life cycle of smart textile” by CD2E‘s Sébastien Roger).
Many participants were very pleased to meet SmartX partners and participate in the networking session. Several SMEs present submitted an Expression of Interest, whereas those from the IoT field were glad to explore smart textile opportunities.
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