The CONTEXT programme for developing smart textiles has been launched
The CONTEXT programme started on November 1, 2018. It was officially launched on October 11, 2018, during the kick-off meeting in Brussels, bringing together representatives from 25 European countries.
CONTEXT is a European programme that finances the networking activities of scientific and industrial experts in the field of intelligent textiles. Its aim is to promote exchanges between experts to generate research, development and innovative projects in the sector. The desire and even the need to open up as widely as possible to related fields such as electronics and design is part of the DNA of the project headed by the European textile network.
The project is organised around work groups that address five different sectors: health (headed by IFTH), transport, personal protective equipment, construction and sport (including fashion and connected portable objects). On the agenda in the next six months: a meeting of work groups and participation in the iTechStyle conference in Porto in April 2019.
All professionals in the sectors concerned can apply to join the work groups. The presence of industrial representatives is particularly encouraged. Europe finances travel and accommodation of experts.
The project already counts experts from 27 European countries and Japan (associate country).
Contact: Bruno MOUGIN - bmougint [at] techtera.org