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SmartX Innovation Hub

European Community of Smart and High Performance Textile Innovators

Together with Titera (DE), AEI Tèxtils (ES), CeNTi (PT), IVGT (DE), University of Borås's Swedish School of Textiles (SE), Science Park Borås (SE), and Sistema Moda Italia (IT), the Textile ETP has launched the SmartX Innovation Hub to help e-textile and high-performance textile companies, research organisations and brands to learn, network and collaborate.

The Hub follows the conclusion of the SmartX Europe project, a Horizon 2020 initiative boosting e-textiles and wearables into the market. One of the most notable achievements of the project was the realisation that sharing and cross-sector collaboration can play a significant role in innovation.

With online and in-person events, the Innovation Hub offers a diverse range of activities addressing a wide spectrum of high-performance textiles and wearables. This ensures that professionals from diverse backgrounds can discover relevant and valuable content tailored to their specific interests and build new projects or working groups towards upcoming legislations.

We look forward to welcoming you among our Innovation Hub members!

Embracing innovation in smart textiles requires facing uncertainties. Explore the power of learning to unlock knowledge and embrace collaboration by sharing your insights.

In its 2022 EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, the European Commission outlined a vision and associated policy goals to guide the European textile ecosystem toward a green and digital transition. This strategy primarily targets key aspects of textile sustainability where the impact of high-performance fibres can be substantial. However, markets such as e-wearables and other applications of high-performance fibres are also relevant and impactful in consumers' daily lives or in other sustainable strategies, and therefore should find a place within this EU strategy.

Professionals in the European textile sector who are committed to ambitious goals, aiming to elevate markets to new levels aligned with the EU's objectives or expanding that scope, are encouraged to join the innovation hub.

Within this hub, we provide a platform for learning, collaboration, access to information, visibility, and the opportunity to come together to address challenges and work towards enhancing the visibility of these markets. We believe that by uniting, we become stronger together

Who should subscribe and why?

The Innovation Hub is designed for professionals within and beyond the textile sector who are eager to explore and pioneer advancements in wearables and high-performance fibres.

  • Small, medium and large companies across the entire supply chain
  • Research/testing institutes and university departments
  • Professional associations and clusters
  • Consultancies and independent experts
  • End markets open to exploring or researching the potential of new product

Our Hub revolves around monthly webinars delving into the realms of smart textiles and high-performance fibres. These webinars cover a spectrum of functionalities and end markets, providing valuable insights through identified value chain maps.

In addition to these digital engagements, our Innovation Hub organises physical events, including exclusive tours at trade fairs. We meticulously consider trending markets and gaps in value chains to ensure our events are always relevant and impactful.

To provide an immersive experience with the industry, we offer a public podcast titled 'Smart Textiles, Smarter World' showcasing the latest developments and serves as an introduction to the dynamic world of textiles. For our members, we have an exclusive podcast called 'Meet the Expert', featuring interviews and insights tailored for those on the go. This member-exclusive content is designed to offer valuable information to our community during their commutes.

The Innovation Hub Activities

The Innovation Hub activities are organised around four pillars. For a detailed look at our upcoming events, check our brochure.

  • ✒️ Learn

    Gain knowledge through attending monthly webinars that focus on addressing the gaps within the value chain and staying updated on the most recent innovation trends.

  • 👥 Network

    Connect with stakeholders through engagement on the Community Platform and participation in trade fairs and events held within the Hub.

  • 📈 Collaborate

    Meet relevant partners to establish business collaborations or build a European consortium to participate in projects.

  • 🗨️ Share

    Publish your news in the Innovation Hub newsletter and share it with your fellow Hub members. Boost your visibility by sharing your content also via our social media channels on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter). Use this opportunity to present your innovative solutions/research developments in one of the webinars, podcast, or host a workshop and lead the discussion.

Pricing and packages

A full-year learning and networking programme for the price of a 2-day conference ticket.

The membership in the Innovation Hub is a yearly recurring subscription, automatically renewed each year in January. (See FAQs for the conditions of cancelling the subscription).

The Innovation Hub Team

Organised by Textile ETP, co-hosted by Titera (DE), AEI Tèxtils (ES), CeNTi (PT), IVGT (DE), University of Borås's Swedish School of Textiles (SE), Science Park Borås (SE), and Sistema Moda Italia (IT)


  • Can I subscribe if my organisation is not based in Europe?

    Innovation Hub membership is eligible for organisations based in the EU, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), EU Candidate countries, and the United Kingdom.

  • Do I need to attend all webinars?

    No, your subscription provides you with access to all activities, communications and programmes, however you are welcome to attend only those relevant for you.

  • Can different people from my organisation attend different webinars?

    Yes, with the Team package you can subscribe up to 3 employees, and with the Corporate package an unlimited number of colleagues can join the Innovation Hub, therefore everyone attends sessions based on their personal preference. The contacts subscribed to the Innovation Hub are fix, therefore, for example, with a Team package, you cannot subscribe 3 people for the month of February, then change them to 3 others for March, and then switch them back again in April. The same way, with an Expert package, the same 1 contact will become a member of the Hub for the entire year. Exceptions will be made for whenever the employment of a Hub member ends at the member company. In this case, the old contact can be replaced with the new hire.

  • On a monthly basis, how much of my time will be needed?

    How much time you dedicate to the Innovation Hub is your choice. In an intense month, we can offer up to 5 hours of live online activities and podcasts, and an in-person conference participation, but you only attend what you would like to. Our platform is always there for you to catch up on missed sessions, as everything is recorded and can be re-watched at any time.

  • Is the membership renewed each year?

    Yes, membership in the SmartX Innovation Hub applies for the running calendar year, and is automatically renewed in January in each new year, unless you expressed your intention to discontinue your subscription.

  • How do I cancel my membership?

    You can discontinue your subscription latest by 30 September of the previous year, by sending an e-mail to