Embracing innovation in smart textiles requires facing uncertainties. This new SmartX Innovation Hub presents a unique platform for professionals from diverse backgrounds to explore the power of learning to unlock knowledge and embrace collaboration by sharing insights.
The Innovation Hub invites European textile professionals within and beyond the textile sector who are eager to explore and pioneer advancements in wearables and high-performance fibres. This includes representatives from small, medium, and large companies across the entire supply chain, research/testing institutes, university departments, professional associations, clusters, consultancies, independent experts, but also end markets open to exploring or researching the potential of new product.
The Hub focuses on monthly webinars exploring smart textiles and high-performance fibres, providing insights across various functionalities and markets through value chain maps. In addition, the Hub offers activities such as:
- Physical events, including trade fair tours, are organised with a keen eye on trending markets and value chain gaps for relevance and impact.
- To provide an immersive experience with the industry, SmartX offers a public podcast titled 'Smart Textiles, Smarter World' showcasing the latest developments and serves as an introduction to the dynamic world of textiles.
- Members enjoy exclusive content with the 'Meet the Expert' podcast, offering tailored interviews and insights for on-the-go professionals, making valuable information accessible during commutes.
The Innovation Hub's activities are organised around four pillars:
The Innovation Hub offers a full-year learning and networking program for the price of a 2-day conference ticket. Memberships are yearly subscriptions automatically renewed each January.