GeniusTex

 

Creating an innovation platform open for all players in Smart Textiles

The Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM, Prof. Dr. Piller) and the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA, Prof. Dr. Gries), are pleased to announce that their joint research project "GeniusTex: Creating an innovation platform open for all players in Smart Textiles" will be funded by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) over the next two years. The competitive research grant covers project costs of approximately 890,000 Euros.

Why GeniusTex?

Despite significant advances in both hardware and software technology and user interaction design, smart textiles have not taken off yet beyond prototype stage. To reduce entry barriers especially for small and medium enterprises, the GeniusTex project will create cooperation and collaboration opportunities to develop Smart Textile products, services and business models.

What is the objective of GeniusTex?

  • Generate a B2B business model between Smart Textile developers, producers and users based on an interactive innovation platform
  • Implement a platform to develop individualized services around Smart Textiles
  • Define a methodology for process design to integrate textiles and electronic components to Smart Textiles

How will the GeniusTex project work towards this?

  • Creating an innovation platform open for all players in Smart Textiles (textiles, electronics, designers, app developers, users) and their contributions (e.g., by software development kit)
  • Defining a common language for Smart Textile components to structure offerings on the platform
  • Using platform and structured language to bring together ideas and partners for their implementation
  • International setup (e.g., USA, South Korea) to ensure both platform architecture and structured language are globally accessible

Consortium:

Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, ASYS Automatisierungssysteme GmbH, Infineon Technologies AG, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V

Further information here.