WEAR Sustain Events

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WEAR events will take place across Europe during November – December 2017, in the lead up to our second Open Call for collaborative innovation funding. Events are designed to exchange knowledge, inform and assist you in applying, and help you to meet a collaborative partner. See more about our events framework here.

If you are unable to attend a local event, our Webinars (12-19 December) will provide you with additional support for your application. If you are seeking a collaborative partner you may find one via our Online Network.

WEAR OPEN CALL 2 LAUNCH EVENTS IN: Aarhus (2 Nov)Athens (16 Nov.), Paris(22 Nov.), Guimaraes (6-7 Dec.), & Milan (30 Nov.)

WEAR PARTICIPATION IN: A+A 2017 Dusseldorf (18-19 Oct.), Inclusive Innovation Day, Eindhoven (26th Oct.)Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (21-29 Oct.), VSMM 2017 Conference, Dublin (31 Oct.), Fashion Paradigm Shift, Brighton (24 Nov.), 3rd Innovation Clinic, Eindhoven (30 Nov-1 Dec), WEAR Sustain Workshop, Brussels (2 Dec.), V&A Digital Design Drop-In, London (9 Dec.)

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[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Northern Europe (Aarhus) – [Fashion Ecosystems]

November 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm CET



Date: 2nd November 
15:30 – 19:00
Non-Space, Aarhus,
Creativity World Forum, Aarhus (Denmark)

The WEAR consortium, in cooperation with Creative Ring, DataScouts and Lifestyle and Design Cluster invites you to actively participate in the WEAR Sustain Launch for Northern Europe and a cross-disciplinary workshop to engage in the future of wearable technology.

New generation wearables will be flexible, fashionable and invisible. They will embed advanced features such as energy harvesting, efficient power management and very low-power high-performance computing. Future wearables will have to be shapeable, stretchable and washable/cleanable on-demand. Smart materials and digital technology in textile will allow smart textiles to sense, illuminate, communicate, transform energy, monitor health, and even protect from environmental hazards, providing them with advanced functionalities.

WEAR Sustain invites artists, designers and creative people of all forms to work with technologists and hubs to develop critical approach to design an ethical, sustainable, environmental, and aesthetic wearable device or smart/e-textiles project. At the event WEAR will present the call to engineers, technologists and designers and provide information in order to be able to propose concrete projects within the framework of the WEAR second call.

The event takes place as part of the Creativity World Forum; a two-day worldwide conference putting together around 2000 top creative minds each year. This is the 13th edition and will be Europe’s largest forum on entrepreneurial creativity in 2017. In other words, this is one conference in 2017 you can’t miss, if you’re defining yourself as a creative!

Registration: bit.ly/WEAROC2-Aarhus (no CWF ticket needed) 


  • Ingrid Willems, DataScouts
  • Adriënne Heijnen, Aarhus University
  • Betina Simonsen, Lifestyle and Design Cluster
  • Marianne Ping Huang, Aarhus University;


15.30 – Welcome & Introduction (Ingrid & Adrienne)

15.45 – Fashion ecosystem Central Denmark region (Isabella, Lifestyle and Design – tbc)

16.00 – Matchmaking (Ingrid & Adriënne)

16.30 – Short lightening speeches

  • Challenges around wearables with Ingrid Willems
  • Sustainability and Wear with Raune Frankjær (tbc)

17.00 – Work groups (Ingrid & Adrienne)

18.30 – Presentation of the workgroups

19.00 – Wrapping up and drinks


(A full Creative Ring programme for the World Creativity Forum can be viewed here)






November 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Aarhus Non-Space
Rosensgade 11
8000 Aarhus, Denmark
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