Smart Textiles Salon Vol.6!


The sixth edition of the Smart Textiles Salon (STS2017) will take place on 

18 October 2017

in Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium


The Smart Textiles Salon 2017 will be organised on the last day of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisation - ITMC2017 (from 16 to 18 October 2017).  STS2017 is also the final event of the SmartPro project.


In 2009, the Department of Textiles of Ghent University organised the Smart Textiles Salon Vol.1.

The idea was to bring Smart Textiles prototypes on stage and visible to the world. We wanted to make it clear that Smart Textiles were not only existing in research projects but have a huge potential for market introduction. 

The concept to introduce the prototypes was that of an interactive exhibition; the exhibitor shortly presents his/her prototype to the audience and the participant can closely interact with the exhibitor and his/her prototype. This concept strengthens the interaction between exhibitor and participant. 

This interactive concept has been amazingly succesful, so the Smart Textiles Salon became a biennial event. 


This year, the Smart Textiles Salon Vol.6 is organised by the Centre for Textile Science and Engineering (previously Department of Textiles) of Ghent University with the support of Centexbel.

The event is organised in the framework of the project SMARTpro.

Further information on this project can be found on the project website.