Open Call Webinars

Webinars to support your application to our Open Call


During the first competition round WEAR Sustain held several webinars to support applicants in applying to our first Open Call. These webinars will also be useful to those of you wishing to apply to the second Open Call, between 15 November ’17-15 January ’18.


Please note that the content below relates to the first round application dates. Dates for the second round will be published, when ready, on the page.

Webinar 1, 2nd May – How to connect with potential collaborators and how to submit your application.

(Slides for this webinar are available  here – WEAR Webinar 2 May 2017)



Webinar 2, 9th May – Timeline, Application Process, TRL, FAQ & Support for successful applicants


Topics covered include
– Timeline for application and decisions on funding.
– An overview of the application process, and frequently asked questions.
– An overview of Technology Readiness Levels.
– Support structure for successful applicants

The second half of the webinar ( takes questions from potential applicants to the Open Call and covers topics including:
– How you can add your profile to the network.
– What kind of project WEAR Sustain is looking for.
– How you structure a team and eligibility., &
– Further discussion of the Technology Readiness Levels.
– How important is commercialisation of a project being proposed?
– How does prototype development work, and selecting partners –
– Can you use existing technology in your project? –
– Can you submit a process rather than a wearable? –



Webinar 2.1 (Excerpt), 9th May – Using the F6S platform for your application.

As part of the Open Call process we are using F6S to manage your application. This short excerpt from our webinar held on 2 May 2017 goes into detail about the platform in relation to the Open Call submission.



Webinar 3, 15th May – The WEAR Sustain Online Network and using it to connect with potential partners.

In this webinar you can find out about the WEAR Sustain Online Network and how it can help you connect with potential partners for your Open Call submission as well answering some of your questions about eligibility for the Open Call.



These webinars were created during the first Open Call, targeted at:


  • Art, Design & Technology practitioners/businesses interested in applying for our Open Call.

Artists, fashion designers, product designers, interaction designers, technologists, engineers, programmers & start-ups interested in developing new directions in wearable technology and smart textiles that are ethical, sustainable, environmental and aesthetic


  •  Hubs and institutions interested supporting their network to apply for our Open Call.



Why attend webinars and what are the benefits?
Our webinars provide you with key information about our funding, presented by friendly and informative WEAR sustain partners. You can ask questions during the seminar through an interactive chat panel.

The value of webinars include:

  1. Relevant examples relating specifically to the application questions.
  2. An explanation of the process to help you feel confident in applying for funding.
  3. Useful information on the types projects we fund and what we are looking for, reject reasons and governance information.
  4. Opportunity to ask questions.
  5. Understanding how to find a suitable partner across Europe.


During the webinar we talk you through:

  1. The WEAR Project, benefits and proposed outcomes.
  2. The Open Call, eligibility criteria, priorities and what we might expect from a strong proposal/collaboration.
  3. The application process and how to use the F6S Open Call Platform.
  4. The €50,000 funding and how to use it.
  5. Pan-European support to the winning projects – what to expect from our network of hubs, experts and mentors.
  6. The WEAR Sustain Online Network, engaging your WEAR community and finding a collaborative partner.


After attending a webinar you will hopefully:


  • Be in a better position to develop your application.
  • Have greater confidence in applying to our Open Call.
  • Understand how to find a collaborative partner.


Registration for future webinars:


If you would like information on any future webinars, please email us at

Webinars last approximately 30 minutes with additional time for questions and answers.