Welcome to the website of the Smart Textiles Salon 2016!


  • Are you a student, a PhD student or working in a company and you want to show your Smart Textile Prototype to a larger public? The Smart Textiles Salon is the perfect platform!
  • Are you interested in Smart Textiles and want to see Smart Textile prototypes that are being developed and discuss about it with the makers, also, the Smart Textiles Salon is the perfect platform!

During this one day event about 20 Smart Textile prototypes are presented in an interactive exhibition.


The fifth edition of the Smart Textiles Salon will take place on 

14 October 2016

in TIO3, Ronse, Belgium

If you want to participate with showing a prototype, proceed to the Call for Prototypes

If you want to participate to see the prototypes, proceed to Registration



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 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.5 is organised by the Department of Textiles  with the support of Centexbel.

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

Further information on these projects can be found on the respective websites. Please follow the link through the project logo on the right side of this page.