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SMARTX – The European Smart Textiles Accelerator

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General Information
Programme: 
H2020-INNOSUP-1-2018
Project duration: 
Wednesday, 1 May, 2019 to Saturday, 30 April, 2022
Total budget: 
€4.923.250
EU Contribution: 
€483.291.250
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
Textile ETP
Coordinator
Belgium
No
Centexbel
Partner
Belgium
No
UP-TEX
Partner
France
Yes
Steinbeis
Partner
Germany
No
CITEVE
Partner
Portugal
Yes
Institut Français de la Mode
Partner
France
No
PO.IN.TEX
Partner
Italy
Yes
Smart Textiles
Partner
Sweden
Yes
TEXFOR
Partner
Spain
Yes
DSP Valley
Partner
Belgium
Yes
CITC
Partner
France
Yes
DITF
Partner
Germany
No
Sourcebook
Partner
Germany
No

SmartX is going to boost smart textiles innovation in Europe with a specific focus on developing a full cross-sectoral smart textiles manufacturing value chain in Europe to help drive promising prototypes faster to market.

During the 3-years project we will launch 3 calls for funding. We expect to support up to 40 individual projects with a total funding of 2.4 million Euros. In addition to direct lump-sum funding SME’s will receive free coaching by project experts on how to overcome the main obstacles for commercialization of their smart textiles innovation. We plan to launch the first call in November 2019.

A series of regional cluster workshops will take place across the participating clusters in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden in the autumn of 2019. SME’s and start-ups from all parts of the smart textiles value chain such as materials, IoT hard & software, manufacturing technologies and end markets in protection, sports, health and industry are invited to learn more about the SmartX funding and coaching support opportunities.

Successful public launch event at Techtextil-Texprocess fair on 14-16 May in Frankfurt