Intelligent Textiles

Smart. Adaptive. Luminous
16 November 2017, bigBOX Allgäu, Kempten



In the key notes, experts report on their experience in the development and launch of intelligent, smart textile products and present best practices as well as requirements for lucrative user industries.

Afterwards, the new interactive format "Open Area” offers you various possibilities: On our “Open Area” you have the free choice between specialist lectures, a visit to the exhibition, networking with food & drinking and discussions at the Think'n'Talk.

Let you inspire by the interactive and communicative atmosphere for the development of the next generation of intelligent textiles products.

09:30 - 09:40
Opening Remarks and thematic introduction

Dr. Rainer Seßner
CEO, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Nuremberg

09:40 - 09:50
Welcome Speech

Dr. Klaus Faust
Member of the Presidium of the Association of the Bavarian Textile and Clothing Industry e. V./CEO, Lodenfrey Menswear GmbH, Garching

09:50 - 10:15
Smart Textiles for the Protective Clothing Market – Potentials and Challenges

Dr. Alexander Jakob
Product Development, UVEX SAFETY Textiles GmbH, Ellefeld

10:15 - 10:40
Best-Practice & Future Requirements: Developments and applications for the medical field

Stefan Winter
Senior Scientist, Philips Research Chronic Disease Management, Philips GmbH Innovative Technologies, Aachen

10:40 - 11:05
New Technology for lightweight, roominess, styling, perceived quality and new functions in automotive seating

Benoît Scheer
R&D-Cover, Materials & Trimming Expertise Manager, Faurecia Automotive Seating, Etampes Cedex, France

11:05 - 11:10
Pitches for “Think’n’Talk” in the afternoon
11:10 - 12:00
Take a Break - Open Area
12:00 - 14:30
Open Area - Lectures | Think'n Talk | Exhibition - on one Area
12:00 - 12:20
Electronics for Intelligent Textiles: A Designer's Approach

Pauline van Dongen
Wearable Technology Expert, Holst Centre, Eindhoven, Netherlands

12:20 - 12:40
Graphene beyond the hype: New potentials to get (ad)dressed

Dr. Martin Lohe
Industry Project Coordinator, Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, TU Dresden
Partner of the Graphene Flagship Project

12:40 - 12:55
Exhibitors Pitches
12:55 - 13:15
Silver nanowires - Conductive functionalization of textiles and fibers

Dr. Oliver Zech
Head of ECOS®, RAS AG, Regensburg

13:15 - 13:35
Novel Production Technologies for Smart Textiles

Volker Lutz
Smart Textronics Center (German-Korean Cooperation), Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University

13:35 - 13:50
Exhibitors Pitches
13:50 - 14:10
Wireless Power Transfer for Wearable Applications

Jelena Mijuskovic
Product Manager Wireless Power Transfer, Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, Garching

14:10 - 14:30
Regenerative energy supply for electronics in textiles

Dr. Peter Spies
Head of Group Integrated Energy Supplies, Fraunhofer Institute Integrated Circuits IIS, Nuremberg

13.30 – 14.30
Think'n Talk

Focus: Digital printing for intelligent textiles

Think`n`Talk is a new concept: Within you receive detailed information about digital printing for the production of intelligent textiles. Afterwards, you have the chance to discuss its potentials and to get in touch with experts fast and easily.

Short presentations will be given by:

  • TITV Greiz: Potentials of Inkjet and Chromojet
  • STFI Chemnitz: Potentials of Jetronica and 3D-Printing
14:30 - 15:15
Take a Break - Open Area
15:15 - 15:35
Best-Practice: Smart yarns for intelligent textile products in automotive, medicine and protective wear

Jürgen Gebauer
Head of Sales, W. Zimmermann GmbH & Co. KG, Weiler-Simmerberg

15:35 - 15:55
Best Practice: Wearable Of Tomorrow – The first Agility Shirt worldwide

Roland Bischof
Board, VEXATEC AG, Cham, Switzerland
Urs Ruggaber
COO, VEXATEC AG, Cham, Switzerland

15:55- 16:20
Quo vadis Smart Textiles? - A market between Hype 2.0 and Industry 4.0

Andreas Röpert
CEO, Interactive Wear AG, Starnberg

16:20 - 16:30
Summary and Outlook

Christina Harwarth
Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Nuremberg

from 16:30
Get-Together - Open Area