Open CallWEAR

WEAR Sustain Open Call 2: Final Funding Competition Announced!

Twenty-six highly endowed awards of €50,000 available
for the most innovative projects.


WEAR Sustain is pleased to announce its second and final open call for entries to a €2.4m European Commission funded competition, that invites artists, designers, technologists and engineers to co-create next generation wearables or e-textiles.

Projects must address ethics and sustainability issues to combat societal challenges.

The aim of this competition is to support creative and technology collaboration for the evolution of critical, ethical, sustainable and aesthetic wearable technologies. The scope includes wearables and e-textiles worn on the body that may generate body data and/or data about your environment. WEAR Sustain will support strong, well developed project ideas and take prototypes to the next level.

A total fund of €2.4m is being made available over two years, to fund up to 48 teams (the first competition round funded 22 collaborations). Projects will receive support and input from mentors, experts, and hubs to help realise ideas, and promote developed prototypes.


Visit our Open Calls page for details on how to apply


Full details available, with images, in our Press Release here


A series of Open Call information events will take place across Europe.



 Please download and display our poster.