With the SmartNets project, Centexbel wants to study SME networking for the development of new products. We work together with the Belgian partners LAMPE TEXTILES and DEVAN CHEMICALS and several other European partners.
SmartNets is a European FP7 project.
The objectives of the projects are:
- Enable SMEs to establish ‘Smart Networks’ by providing instructions how to focus on organisational-, knowledge- and ICT-hyperlinking
- Provide guidelines for the transformation of existing networks into ‘Smart Networks’
- Offer systematic support for collaborative innovation in ‘Smart Networks’Apart from the textiles network, there are two more research groups, see figure below: