ITA at the Wear It Festival in Berlin

04/07/2018
ITA booth at the Wear It Festival 2018 ITA

Which Smart Textiles can go into series production and when - this is the topic of the "SmartStage Smart Textile Platform" project presented by the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University at the Wear It Festival in Berlin from June 19-20. The platform should help to accelerate the multitude of good product ideas that exist for smart textiles and bring them into series production by cooperation of different partners.

  The Wear It team Wear It Berlin, Michael Wittig, Berlin The Wear It team on the main stage of the fair

To date, there are only the first collaboration platforms that do not take full account of the value-added chain. In this platform, ITA complements the modularisation of Smart Textiles and the evaluation of Smart Textiles in the process and value chain. Since there is a great need here, the project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

The platform is aimed at the players in the wearables sector - textile, clothing and electronics industry, app developers or data scientists and also involves end consumers.

This enables users to make better decisions during product and process development and accelerates the market launch of Smart Textiles and reduces product development costs. In addition, it is now possible to map scalable process chains for a successful market launch.

Background:

From June 19-20, 2018, the Wear It Festival in Berlin showed the potential of wearables with a focus on the development of new products, the development of visionary prototypes and forward-looking concepts. Visitors were able to find the right partner to develop the next portable product and become a visionary and change the companies of tomorrow in terms of portable technologies and design.

Wearables, Fashion Tech, Smart Clothing and Consumer Innovation: More than 500 visitors experienced two days full of inspiration at the fair, learned from successful companies and met the most important driving forces from business, politics and culture.

Caption: ITA booth at the Wear It Festival 2018, source: ITA