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November 2017

PPE Event on Protective Textiles & Clothing

November 22, 2017 - November 23, 2017
HUSA President Park hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Following the tradition of the three preceding editions in 2008, 2011 and 2014, the conference will provide an outlook on major innovation trends in the Personal Protective Equipment sector in Europe. Topics covered by internationally recognised experts: - Smart materials and connected wearables: consumer trends impacting the professional markets - Sustainability: Circular economy concepts and recycling of PPE - Digitisation: the impact of new ways of engaging with the customers and digital innovation in the supply chain Expected Audience: 200…

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[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Central Europe (Paris)

November 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, 31 Rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris, France

ENSAD   Join us for the Paris launch of WEAR Sustain , a new € 3m pan-European project that aims to change the landscape of embedded computing and electronic textiles towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. This afternoon and evening of conferences, roundtables and networking dedicated to the future of "wearables" and e-textiles ethical and sustainable hosted by ENSAD, will also include a presentation of the 2nd call for project Wear Sustain to fund concepts wearables and smart textiles committed…

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WEAR Sustain presents at TECHSTYLE, The World of Wearables, 22 November 2017

November 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm CET
IET London: Savoy Place, London, United Kingdom

Join us in London at Techstyle, World of Wearables for an evening of food, fun and exploring the engineering behind ‘TechStyle’, and the exciting new innovations in the field! Play with cool wearable technology exhibits and take the opportunity to network with the speakers after the talks. This event is suitable for all ages from 14 to 114! Meet WEAR Sustain and discuss applying for up to €50k in funding This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the new €3m pan-European project that aims to change…

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[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Southern Europe (Milan)

November 30, 2017
Base Milano, Via bergognone 34
Milano, 20144 Italy
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Base Milano   Join us for the Milan launch of WEAR Sustain - a new € 3m pan-European project that aims to change the landscape of  wearable technology, smart and electronic textiles towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. Thursday 30th November @ Base Milano Via bergognone 34, 20144, Milano, Italia Tickets (FREE): http://bit.ly/WEAROC2Milan   Agenda   On the day there will be Short presentations of the WEAR Sustain project: The Economy of WEARSUSTAIN by Blumine The dimensions WEAR Sustain Ecosystem in Milan…

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December 2017

[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for South West Europe (Guimarães, Portugal)

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017
Guimaraes, Portugal

The municipality of Guimarães welcomes you to the WEAR Sustain Open Call Launch Event for South West Europe. Join us on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December at IDE GUI, Design Institute of Guimarães for the launch of WEAR Sustain's 2nd and final round of competition funding. WEAR Sustain is a new € 3m pan-European project that aims to change the landscape of wearable technology, smart and electronic textiles towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. This is the second and…

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[WEAR Sustain] at Digital Futures: E-stitches, V&A Museum, London

December 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm GMT
V&A Museum United Kingdom

  A special session and showcase by Digital Programmes, Victoria and Albert Museum, with talks and workshops by members of the e-stitches group, a meet-up for textiles and technology taking place regularly at the V&A. EVENT SCHEDULE: Talks from 13.30 to 14.50 followed by drop-in workshops led by Becky Stewart and Sara Robertson with Claire Felicity Miller. WEAR Consortium partner Camille Baker be on hand to share the progress of current selected project teams working with the Open Call themes: environment, use and reuse vs.…

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‘WEAR’binars Week: Expert Support + Q&A

December 12, 2017 - December 19, 2017

A special week of LIVE online events by WEAR Sustain. Guidance and support for your: – funding application – – ethical/sustainable product development – – collaborative agreements & IP  – Leading experts and the WEAR Sustain team will host three important ‘WEAR’binars, dedicated to providing you with essential information, support and answers to your questions. To Join, visit wearsustain.eu/2017/12/09/wearbinars_week/

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Sustainability and Ethics for Wearables and E-textiles [WEARbinar]

December 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm UTC+1

– Embedding life-cycle development and ethical design from the start – This session is critical for current teams who have just been through their mid-term review, as well for new applicants wanting to know more about the issues to help prepare their project proposals. Tuesday 12th December, 2017 10.30am-11.30am GMT/ 11.30am-12.30pm CET Duration: 30 minutes of presentations + 30 minutes discussion + Q&A Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2811232816584389633

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The Power of Arts and Technology Collaboration [WEARbinar]

December 14, 2017 - December 21, 2017

Date & Time TBC, December, 2017 This discussion is critical to learn how arts and technology inform each other and catalyse each toward more novel approaches to creation and design. Each have their own language and philosophy and collaboration can be both challenging and extremely rewarding and bring pioneering outcomes. Thursday 14th December, 2017 1.30pm-2.30pm GMT/ 2.00pm-3.00pm CET Duration: 20 minutes + 30 minutes discussion + Q&A Register : https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8999457980714729731

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Legal and IP considerations in co-creating wearables and e-textiles [WEARbinar]

December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+1

– Essential considerations in co-developing wearables and e-textile prototypes, and beyond – The aim of this webinar is to aid creative and technology partners to pre-consider legal obligations, IP, contracting and joint development, prior to forming a team and applying to the WEAR Sustain Open Call. The webinar will cover the long-term opportunities of co-creation, including exploitation, ownership and contribution to an ethics and sustainability strategy. Tuesday 19th December, 2017 10.00-10.40am GMT/ 11.00-11.40am CET  Duration: 20 – 30 minutes + 10…

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