Fibrenamics is a partner of IFAST - International Forum on Advanced and digitalised Smart Textiles
Fibrenamics will be an official partner of the IFAST - International Forum on Advanced and digitalised Smart Textiles that will take place online, on 15 and 16 June 2021, with the objective to evaluate the development of advanced smart textiles in the European defence sector, aiming at laying the foundation of a possible European future dual use programme for multifunctional smart textiles.
The event is organised within a European Defence Agency (EDA) project, “Smart textiles in defence: looking at the soldiers of the future (STILE)”, targeting the reach of a proof of concept of a multifunctional smart textile model in defence. Due to its peculiarities, the STILE model is embedded within the dual use ecosystem, which is expected to get the attention of the EU industrial/research policy in the upcoming years.
The event will gather relevant stakeholders coming from governmental defence bodies, industry (dual use), academia and R&T communities, as well as European institutions and organizations.
The IFAST forum is composed of an Exhibition Centre, where industries, academia and research organisations can have a free booth (virtual stand) to showcase their products, services and projects in the areas of smart/advanced/digitalised textiles, and a Conference Area, organised in the following panels:
- Panel 1 - Foresight on advanced and digitalised smart textiles in the European defence sector. A special panel that will have the presence as moderator of Prof. Raul Fangueiro, Fibrenamics coordinator.
- Panel 2 - Visualising a European dual use programme for multifunctional smart textiles.
The conference will take place on 15 June 2021, while the exhibition centre will be accessible on 15 June and the morning of 16 June 2021.
Further information about the International Forum IFAST (e.g. programme, speakers) can be found on the website https://www.ifast-stile.eu.
The registration is already open and can be made through the IFAST website at the link https://www.ifast-stile.eu/registration/.