Textile Wearables in a World of IoT
01-10-2019 :: Bluepoint Liège Boulevard E. de Laveleye 191 4020 Liège

Organizer: DSP Valley, Centexbel, UP_Tex, CITC

Do not miss this unique opportunity on the 1st of October in Liège (Belgium) to meet industry innovators, technology providers, creative labs and designers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of smart textile wearables within the context of a connected world.


  • 08:30 Welcome Coffee
  • 08:45 Introduction - Bernard Paquet - Centexbel
  • 08:55 Smart textile wearables in a world of IoTs - Lieva van Langenhoven - Ghent University
  • 09:35 Smart Healthcare Applications on textiles - Stijn Gillissen - Henkel
  • 10:00 Textile interfaces from a user-perspective - Florian Heller - Expertise Centre for Digital Media at Hasselt University
  • 10:25 Printing techniques on stretchable materials - Wim Christiaens - Quad Industries s.a.
  • 10:50 Coffee Break
  • 11:15 Electromagnetic shielding by e-textiles - Michele Genangeli - Genax bv
  • 11:40 New possibilities with intrinsic smart textiles - Christoph Riethmüller - Deutsche Institute für Textil+Faserforschung
  • 12:05 Bringing back the patient at the heart of healthcare by smart wearables - Dorothée Coppieters - Microsys at Liège University
  • 12:30 Walking Lunch
  • 13:30 Printed electronics in the evolution to smart textiles - Brecht Demedts - Centexbel
  • 13:55 The challenging Development Process of Smart Personal Protective
    Equipment - “from Requirement Assessment to Certification”  - Jan Jordan - Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University
  • 14:20 - 17:00 SmartX Workshop

SmartX Workshop

organized by the Belgian and French project partners Centexbel, DSP Valley, UP-Tex and CITC.
SmartX is going to boost smart textiles innovation to develop an end-to-end smart textiles manufacturing value chain in Europe to help drive promising prototypes faster to market.
During the 3-year programme 3 calls for funding are expected to support up to 40 individual projects with a total budget of €2.4 million.

To know more: www.smartx-europe.eu

Join us on that afternoon to :

  • Discover state of the art innovation in smart textiles and electronic systems through expert presentations
  • Attend a panel discussion with business and research participants
  • Be inspired by the EU Strategy for IOT & Smart Textiles
  • Get to know all about how to apply for SmartX support and funding

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