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University of Borås: Unexpected collaborations behind the success of Smart Textiles

A smart collaboration between engineering, textiles and design – one of the forces behind the success of Swedish Smart Textiles cluster.
An unexpected collaboration is one of the forces behind the success of Smart Textiles, according to the evaluators who participated during the international hearing. Since 2011 Smart Textiles cluster developed 114 new prototypes, several of which are on the market. This includes protective clothing used in water blasting, Electro dress that help people with neurological disorders. “Smart Textiles is in the front line, in the interface between the textile and other fields”, says Lutz Walter, the ETP Secretary General. “While other initiatives have split areas Smart Textiles has brought them together, as in engineering and textiles. It is something that is unique.” Read more

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