The conference on "Textile Wearables in the World of IoT" will bring together industry innovators, technology providers, creative labs, designers, economic promoters to discuss the challenges, technologies, applications of smart wearables, smart textiles, and the implementation of electronics and IT in textiles and textile wearables, within the context of a connected world.

    The conference covers a wide variety of topics providing an excellent opportunity to look into actual developments in the following fields:

    • Technologies: Internet of Things (IoT), Microelectronics, Small Sensors, Micro actuators, etc.
    • Smart textiles: Sensor integration processes, Component integration, Printing Sensors, Connectivity, etc.
    • Applications: Medical, Personal Assistance, Sport, Logistics, Workwear, Automotive, Home, etc.

    Programme

    08:30 Welcome Coffee

    08:45 Introduction - Bernard Paquet - Centexbel

    08:55 Smart textile wearables in a world of IoT’s - Lieva van Langenhoven - Dept of Materials, Textiles & Chemical Engineering - Ghent University

    09:35 Smart Healthcare Applications on textiles - Stijn Gillissen - Henkel

    10:00 Textile interfaces from a user perspective - Florian Heller - Expertise Centre for Digital Media at Hasselt University

    10:25 Bringing back the patient at the heart of healthcare by smart wearables - Dorothée Coppieters - Microsys at Liège University

    10:50 Coffee Break

    11:15 Electromagnetic shielding by e-textiles - Michele Genangeli - Genax bv

    11:40 New possibilities with intrinsic smart textiles - Christoph Riethmüller - Deutsche Institute für Textil+Faserforschung

    12:05 Printing techniques on stretchable materials - Wim Christiaens - Quad Industries s.a.

    12:30 Walking Lunch

    13:30 Printed electronics in the evolution to smart textiles - Brecht Demedts - Centexbel 

    13:55 The challenging Development Process of Smart Personal Protective Equipment - “from Requirement Assessment to Certification” - Jan Jordan - Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University

    14:15 - 17:15 Coffee break and SmartX Workshop

    SmartX workshop

    organized by Project partners Centexbel, DSP Valley, UP-tex, and CITC.

    Start at 13.30h.

    SmartX is short for "European Smart Textiles Accelerator". Innovation projects supported through the SmartX Accelerator programme will focus on connecting promising design prototypes and a growing end market interest in smart textiles and wearables.

    SmartX is a H2020 project with the aim to boost smart textile innovations and to develop an end-to-end smart textiles manufacturing value chain in Europe to accelerate the marketing of promising prototypes. 

    During the 3-year project 3 calls for funding are expected to support up to 40 individual projects with a total budget of € 2.4 million. 

    Join the workshop and

    • discover state of the art innovations in smart textiles and electronic systems through expert presentations
    • attend a panel discussion with business and research participants
    • be inspired by the EU Strategy for IOT & Smart Textiles
    • get to know all about how to apply for SmartX support and funding

    Conference language

    English

    Organisation

    Centexbel

    Registration fees

    • € 200,00
    • € 180,001
    • € 100,002
    • € 160,003
    • € 60,004
    Legend
    1. Special fee for Centexbel members, participants presenting a scientific poster, sponsors and SmartX partners
    2. Special fee for speakers with the exception of speakers who are a Centexbel member and of invited speakers
    3. Fee per person for group registrations > 10 persons (contact: Mme Dominique Sacré)
    4. Student fee
    Please note that
    • the registration fees include the attendance of the conference sessions, the conference proceedings, the coffee breaks and lunch
    • VAT is not included
    • Participation to the SmartX workshop is free of charge

    Online registration form

    Your subscription in only valid upon reception of our electronic confirmation. Afterwards you will receive an invoice for payment, including 21% VAT. The payment of the conference fee has to be made on receipt of invoice and via bank transfer. If on your demand any changes have to be made to the invoice after it has been sent, an administrative cost of 15 euro will be charged for the new invoice. Due to organisational reasons credit cards cannot be accepted. 

    Cancellations and refunds:

    Notification must be received by Centexbel in writing (email or fax) no later than 10 (ten) working days before the conference starts for refunds to be eligible. Cancellations received after this cut-off time will no longer be eligible for refund.

    If a registrant is unable to attend the conference for any reason they may substitute someone else to attend in their place. In that case, please send us the name of your substitute.

    Important: For payments received from outside Belgium by bank transfer, the refund will be made by bank transfer and all bank charges will be for the registrants account.

    Training centre

    Centexbel is an accredited training centre allowing Flemish SME’s to participated at reduced price. Accreditation number of Centexbel DV.O101549. 

    I attend the conference on Tuesday 01/10/2019
    I attend the SmartX workshop
    Free of Charge event
    Please inform us of any allergy and food intolerance (luncheon)

    Venue

    bluepoint - wearables-venu

    BluePoint Liège

    Boulevard Emile de Laveleye 191
    4020 Liège (Belgium)

    Conference Secretariat

    Mme. Dominique Sacré

    Centexbel | Rue du Travail 5 | 4460 Grâce-Hollogne