WEAR Sustain Events

A series of local events will take place across Europe during the project’s first Open Call. During April and May this year, in the lead up to the Call 1 competition to fund up to 24 projects, with a competition deadline of 31st May 2017.

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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