Project Ref.: 612641-EPP-1-2019-1-BE-EPPKA2-KA
Textile Engineering for Co-creation Paradigms in Education




EuraMaterials is now the new the North-European cluster that acts as a cornerstone in the new processing material industries. Since innovation has its origin more and more in multi cross-expertise and the diversity of materials, EuraMaterials eases networking, meetings and exchanges between stakeholders in the fields of textile, paper/cardboard, plastics, glass, composites, ceramics, wood, metal…

With the merger EuraMaterials is now an association (non-profit) which employs 16 people experts in project management, innovation, business development.

Among the services of Euramaterials:

EURAMATERIALS will focus on the textile industry in Belgium and North of France.

They represent directly more than 258 members based in France & in Belgium with a network of more than 1000 companies which can be reached through their databases. They will learn about co-creation and how to use it by participation, contribute to developing and evaluating the support tool. This will strengthen their position as role of innovator in their sector.

R+P Richter&Partner - Germany


R+P operates the SmartTex network. It starts as regional network and is now developing into an international network. The aim is to realize the development and use of smart textile materials in a wide variety of industries. The aim is for companies in the textile industry to launch innovative new products on the market and to support innovative product developments in smart materials in other industrial sectors. For this purpose, development projects are organized. The communication supports the possibilities of smart textile applications and organizes and promotes collaboration between researchers and industry.

TexMind - Germany


Texmind was found in 2011 by Prof. Dr. Ing. Habil. Math Yordan Kyosev to cover the increased requests for specialized software. The main activity of the company is development of specialized textile CAD systems. Currently it provides the following commercial software products: Braider Tubular, Braider Flat, Braider Multifilament, Braiding Machine Configurator (machines with fixed tracks), Computer Controlled Braiding machine configurator (3D braiding machines), Warp Knitting Pattern Editor 3D. The Texmind Textile 3D Viewer is additional software package, provided as freeware and allowing quick 3D visualisation of the textile structures. Additionally, large list of specialized tools for multilayer weaving, weft knitting, special braiding machines and export tools for FEM, CFD Software rounds the software products of the TexMind. The company organizes additional teaching courses in the area of modelling of textiles and the textile technology. Additionally to the owner, the company has two part time developers and administrative assistants and large network of industrial and academic partners and independent software developers.

The company has been presented on all important for textile international fairs like ITMA 2015, ITMA 2019, Techtextil Frankfurt 2015, 2017, 2019; Techtextil Atlanta 2017, Herzog Open House 2017.

Plug & Wear srl - Italy


We are a company with 65+ years expertise in textiles and textile machinery. Our skills merge Italian textile tradition with innovation and research on Electronic Textiles.

We proudly develop and build 95% of our machines. Since 2000 we have specialized in knitted electronics. Our product range includes: textiles sensors for pressure and temperature. Our products are entirely designed and manufactured in our factory in Florence, Italy - using proprietary technologies.

We work as consultants providing solutions for companies and research institutes.

We have worked with:

Our company is coached by EIT Digital.

MISSION: To exploit our knowledge of textile technology to create Smart Fabrics.

VISION: To invent, through research and development, soft E-Textiles able to replace traditional sensing devices.


Plug&Wear has been involved in prototyping of smart textiles with students for many years.