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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Link-Up Talk ‘The New Textile Generation’ – Call WEAR sustain

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+2

  • Are you the next pioneer in ethical wearables or e-textiles?
  • Are you looking for an interesting partner or coach? Do you want to test your idea with an expert?
  • And can you use a financial push in the back?

Then come on the 16th of May to the Design Museum in Ghent.

Ministry of Makers have organised a pre-submission event of a European call launched in early April by the ‘WEAR Sustain’ consortium and supported by Creative Ring Ghent.

‘WEAR Sustain’ is a Horizon2020 research project that will enable European designers, creators and technicians to collaborate in the next generation of clothing and e-textiles: innovative, ethical, sustainable, environmentally friendly and aesthetic.

48 selected projects from all over Europe can each receive up to EUR 50,000 as support to market a prototype.  At this event you will get more details and explanation about the project.

In addition,  experts will talk about the latest developments in smart textiles:

  • Lieva Van Langenhove (Professor UGent and Just Professor of Textiles)
  • Alexandra De Raeve (Department of Fashion, Textile and Wood Technology Hogeschool Gent)
  • Katrien Herdewyn (Elegnano)
  • Jelle Saldien (Professor UGent, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design).

The evening ends with a networking session where you can look for a suitable match to consolidate your team.

Nice extra: Whoever comes to the pre-submission event can visit the “Right / Averechts” textile exhibition that is currently in the Design Museum for free.

Register to attend https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/link-up-talk-the-new-textile-generation-call-wear-sustain-tickets-34029109984