Many thanks to the speakers who helped develop the ins and outs of Advanced Materials & Digitalisation: Judith Bosch (Textile ETP), José María García Gonzalo (AITEX Centro Tecnológico Textil), and Michael Doser (German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research) to discuss Smart Textiles, especially in the Healthcare and defence sectors. During the second one, Yves Paindaveine (European Commission, DG Connect), Chris Decubber (EFFRA), João Oliveira (CITEVE) presented issues, EU support possibilities, trends, and project examples related to digital technologies for manufacturing, supply chain, and business models. The second day was on the theme of Circular & Biobased Textile Transition, with the following speakers: Tomasz Calikowski (European Commission, DG Research), Angels Orduna (A.SPIRE), Lisa Schwarz Bour (RISE), Michiel Scheffer (Wageningen University & Research) Marco Rupp (Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), Francesco Mirizzi (EIHA - European Industrial Hemp Association)
We'd like to anticipate that next year if sanitary measures allow it the 16th Annual conference will remain physical. We'll be meeting in person, here in Brussels on 20 & 21 of April 2022.
The 2021 edition of our Annual Conference has just closed! We are glad about the very good participation during these both days, we counted around 140+ participants on day 1 and 130+ on day 2.