Recap: The future of wearable electronics: blending electronics & textiles [webinar]
November 23, 2020

With more than 50 participants, our webinar on the future of werable electronics by SmartX parners DSP Valley and CITC was a great success. It was the third event in the SmartX Webinar Series. The session started with a reminder about the recent launch of the third and final SmartX call for funding. Björn Van […]

Digital SmartX Workshop (in German)
November 4, 2020

Our online workshop about the SmartX programme and the upcoming third/final call for funding took place on November 4 and was organized by our German partners, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and DITF. In the first funding call from SmartX Europe, nine projects out of 34 applications were approved and have already been initiated. A total of 16 European […]

Small-scale manufacturing in Europe for innovative Fashion & Smart Textiles [webinar]

SmartX joined forces with DeFINE, the EU co-funded programme that aims to support fashion-tech innovation. Together, SmartX and DeFINE’s invited panelists addressed a crucial and common issue within textile manufacturing. Specifically, how difficult it is for emerging businesses, fashion designers and functional textile entrepreneurs to get their production done, close to market, and with limited […]

Recap: Get PPEs into the market: conformity and regulatory challenges [webinar]
July 15, 2020

On July 15, 2020, three SmartX partners – Portuguese Textile Cluster/CITEVE, Textile ETP, and Euramaterials – hosted the first webinar in a series of our interactive online events, Get PPEs into the market: conformity and regulatory challenges.  This exclusive webinar was intended for SmartX members, with the main goal of strengthening the community and sharing […]

Recap: SmartX Brokerage Event
June 23, 2020

Our successful first Brokerage Event brought the latest on smart textiles to an engaged audience of SmartX Community members.  Numerous SmartX community members joined us via video-conference to hear expert presentations on the current developments in the smart textile industry and learn about the 2nd SmartX call for funding. The event consisted of two panels: […]

SmartX at Mod’tissimo Showcase in Porto

SmartX Europe was present at the Mod’tíssimo Showcase, which took place in late Ferbruary, 2020 in Porto. Our local partner, Portuguese Textile Cluster / CITEVE, was there to represent the programme and raise awareness about our funding calls. With more than 6,850 participants from different countries interested in novel technology, products, trends and partnerships, Mod’tíssimo was […]

SmartX Information Session Vienna
February 18, 2020

SmartX Information Session at the Workshop on the Potential for Smart Textiles for the Austrian Industry This German-language workshop, jointly organized by the Austrian Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industry Association, the Austrian Ministry of Climate, Environment, Energy, Mobility Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Institute of Technology, presented the final result of a Study […]

DeFINE Fashion-tech Bootcamp in Paris
February 13-14, 2020

As part of the DeFINE Fashion-Tech Bootcamp series, Institut Français de la Mode led the Paris Fashion-Tech Bootcamp. SmartX partners IFM and Textile ETP engaged with Fashion-Tech SMEs and start-ups to inform those working on smart textiles innovation about the funding and coaching opportunities offered by the SmartX Accelerator Programme. 17 international experts were available […]

Tools for the Development and Commercialisation of Smart Textiles [Webinar]
February 6, 2020

This webinar was organized by the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) and featured information about SmartX. It’s fair to say that smart textiles haven’t yet had the commercial success the market had hoped for, despite the plethora of R&D activity that’s currently taking place. The industry is therefore encouraged to rethink its business models to remain in a competitive […]

Recap: Smart textiles through IoT technologies
January 14, 2020 Lille

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 […]