Smart textiles and wearables are a major innovation frontier for the textile, clothing and electronics industries and are expected to open up attractive niche market opportunities in several sectors worth 1.5 B € in 5 years. However, the knowledge about key technologies, functional requirements and main innovation players is fragmented. Production companies and businesses might lack the technical knowledge that sits in research centres and universities, while the latter does not have the channels to produce for the industry or the end-market.
40 companies, SMEs and research players are about to start a 15-month journey to dive deep into smart textiles. The programme focuses on practical, actionable insights for product and business development in smart textiles.
It's a learning opportunity for research and innovation professionals: the programme covers textiles and IoT technology innovations, standards, sustainability and recyling aspects to support the product development.
It's a business growth opportunity for companies: the programme covers the whole innovation cycle from product design to manufacturing, supply chains, business models and go-to-market strategies.
It's a networking opportunity for all: get to know technology and opinion leaders, as well as established, upcoming and most promising players from all across Europe in an open and collaborative environment.
Ultimately, it’s the chance to access the €1.5 B European smart textiles market – or strengthen your position there.
DESIGNED BY INNOVATION PRACTIONERS FOR INNOVATION PRACTIONERS
Textile ETP, in collaboration with TITERA, crafted a Europen Masterclass programme representing a 15-months learning journey, spanning 7 content modules for a total of 12 webinars. Leading technology developers, industry innovators and end-market experts across all disciplines of the European smart textiles ecosystem will share their insights and latest developments to enable you to realise the innovation potential in this growing field.
NO ACADEMIC LECTURES, NO MARKETING PITCHES
Learning is just the first step to understand what applications can respond to market demands. Professionals from companies and technical institutes can find peers to collaborate with and plan how to introduce innovative, smart textile applications in the broad range of markets: from clothing to healthcare, from automotive to smart cities.
All details about the learning journey, the structure and costs are available in the masterclass brochure. The programme is open for any company or organisation based in an EU or EU research programme associated country.
The programme starts in April 2021.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS PROGRAMME?
The Smart Textiles European Masterclass is suitable for a wide range of professionals in the European textiles sector: from business developers to R&D professionals, from textile engineers to reasearchers.
Each professional will find suitable the whole programme or a part of it, exploiting at its best the possibilty to enrol multiple staff members per organisation with one single fee.
The programme offers professionals who want to tap the potential of smart textiles the chance to plan for the design and production of a smart textile application
IS THE PROGRAMME IN PERSON OR ONLINE?
The Smart Textiles European Masterclass will be mainly held online. The final event in June 2022, though, is planned to be held in presence.
WHAT DOES THE FEE COVER?
The fee covers the costs of attendance of all 12 webinars and discounted participation to the final event for all registered experts of the same subscriber organisation. It also includes access to all course materials for the entire duration of the programme.
The subscription fee is a single fee per company/organisation and allow multiple staff members per each organisation to participate. Therefore, different professionals from the same organisation can enrol and participate in either all or some of the webinars that are relevant to their areas of interest.
For example, R&D professionals are involved for the whole programme, while business managers join their colleagues only when the programme dives in business models, target markets and stakeholders. That way, all professionals can work together to approach the design, production and market phases.
CAN THE FEE BE PAID IN DIFFERENT INSTALMENTS?
Yes. To allow subscribers to spread the cost over two fiscal years, the fee can be split in two instalments: the first one being invoiced before the beginning of the programme, in April 2021, the second in January 2022. Opting for the split invoicing option has an additional administrative cost of 50€. However, a subscription always covers the full programme period, which means the 2nd instalment remain due whether a subscriber decides to attend the full course cycle or not.
HOW MANY STAFF MEMBERS PER ORGANISATION CAN ENROL?
Each organisation pays one single subscription fee. The subscription fee allows multiple staff members to enrol, attend the webinars, collaborate with peers and access the material. This decision is rooted into the very soul of Textile ETP as a community organisation: we work to connect textile professionals and enable collaboration, exchange and partnerships to support innovation in the sector in Europe.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAMME COST?
The full subscription fee is 1,850€. There are permanent discounts for Textile ETP Members explained below.
|Textile ETP Associate Member||1,550€|
|Textile ETP Networking Member||1,750€|
|Non Textile ETP member||1,850€|
How to split the payment in instalments?
WHEN WILL THE FIRST WEBINAR TAKE PLACE?
The date of the opening webinar will be announced with the confirmation message issued to all subscribers in mid-March. The first webinar is expected to take place between 15 - 23 April 2021.
WHAT IS THE NORMAL TIMING AND LENGHT OF A WEBINAR?
Each webinar is expected to last between 2.30 to 3.00 hours and will likely take place in the afternoon between 14.30 and 17.30 CET, although the exact timing can be adjusted to the preferences expressed by the subscribers.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUBSCRIBE AFTER THE START OF THE PROGRAMME?
Yes, it is foreseen to keep subscriptions open during the entire programme period. However, depending on the number of subscriber organisations, the Masterclass organiser reserves its right to close the programme for subscription at any moment to guarantee a smooth organisation of the webinars and ensure a good level of interaction between the programme participants. Late subscribers will receive full access to all materials including video recordings of past webinars. Late subscribers will have to pay the full programme fee of 1,850 €.