WEAR Sustain Events

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A series of WEAR events will take place across Europe during November and 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 (dates to be announced) will provide you with additional support for your application. If you are seeking a collaborative partner you may find one via our Online Network.

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June 2017

Wear it Festival

June 8 - June 9
Berlin, Germany


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Wear it Festival

June 8 - June 9
Berlin, Germany
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Net Futures

June 28 - June 29


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Fash Meets Tech: Two-day Fashathon

June 30 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 8:00 pm CEST
London College of Fashion, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

LCF x SETsquared This fash-meets-tech hackathon – fashathon! - brings together the world of fashion and technology to develop a number of innovative ideas into investible business propositions in less than 48 hours. Maybe you have a business or a great idea for one but need to get input from creatives, technologists, people who understand business or are good with numbers. Maybe you fancy lending your skills to the next innovative startup. The global leaders in Fashion, Entrepreneurship and Innovation…

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August 2017


August 24 @ 5:30 pm - August 26 @ 6:30 pm CEST
Hanger58, Genk, Belgium


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October 2017

Do (not) feed the makers – WEAR at Dutch Design Week

October 21 - October 29
Eindhoven (Netherlands)

During Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring Eindhoven presents “Do (not) feed the makers”: Europe’s 22 most Ethical and Sustainable Wearables projects as awarded by the EU-funded WEAR Sustain program. Three of them specifically require your feedback for their further development, so please pass by and feed our makers with your ideas. For more information visit: http://wearsustain.eu/2017/10/12/do-not-feed-the-makers/ 

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WEAR Sustain Presentation and workshop at VSMM 2017, Dublin

October 31 - November 2

WEAR Sustain Presentation and workshop at VSMM 2017, Dublin WEAR Sustain will present a paper and invites conference attendees to attend a workshop at the 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia - Through the Looking Glass: Back to the Future of Virtual Reality - 31 October to 2 November 2017, Dublin, Ireland. Paper by: Camille Baker and Rachel Lasebikan Title: WEAR: Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation - changing industry from the inside - Presentation and…

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November 2017

The Future is FemTech

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CET
Blooms, 19-23 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8SL

Fem Tech is an emerging tech industry on the rise. It takes digital health and targets the female market. The market is saturated with products for men yet 50% of the world’s population are women. It is only recently that we have seen the rise of FemTech products receiving funding and are now coming out onto the market. From fertility apps, pregnancy tracking and period tracking apps, better breastfeeding devices to vibrators and pelvic floor devices! The list is endless!…

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

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm CET
Aarhus Non-Space, Rosensgade 11
8000 Aarhus, Denmark
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  Date: 2nd November  Time: 15:30 – 19:00 Place: 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…

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[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Central and Eastern Europe (Athens)

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, 9 Vasilissis Sofias & Merlin Street,Athens,10671, Athina 106 71, Greece

Please print and display our poster. The WEAR consortium, in cooperation with our local Greek partners is organising a WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event for Central and Eastern Europe in Athens. WEAR Sustain seeks artists, designers and creative people of all forms to work with technologists to develop critical approach to design an ethical, sustainable, environmental, and aesthetic wearable device or smart/e-textiles project. The event aims to presenting the call to engineers, technologists and designers, to provide information in…

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