Smart Textiles Salon Vol.6!


Thanks to all the participants of the Smart Textiles Salon Vol. 6! 


Your contribution and participation made this event very successful!


You can find this years booklet, together with all the previous ones, under the "Previous editions" button.


During this one day event 29 smart textile prototypes were presented in an interactive exhibition.


The sixth edition of the Smart Textiles Salon was organised on 18 October 2017, the last day of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisation - ITMC2017 (from 16 to 18 October 2017) in "Het Pand", Ghent, Belgium.  STS2017 was 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 was organised by the Centre for Textile Science and Engineering (previously Department of Textiles) of Ghent University with the support of Centexbel.

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

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