INDUSTRY MEETS MAKERS, THE BIG SMART-TEXTILES CHALLENGES

 

INDUSTRY MEETS MAKERS

 

THE GOAL

Industry meets Makers is an open innovation community building format that aims to initiate new collaboration models between top industry and the creative maker scene in order to make the resulting innovation and business potential fruitful for the benefit of both sides. The current core concept essentially consists of top industrial companies, SMEs and research organisations announcing so-called "briefings" in future technology areas such as robotics, AI, 3D printing, Industry 4.0, IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, etc. and inviting innovative "makers" – start-ups, SMEs, freelance developers, designers, students and hobbyists – to solve these together with them within the framework of an approx. six-month get-to-know and co-creation period. In the desired ideal case, a successful joint follow-up project can be launched after the core term of the programme.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

Of course, our community does not only consist of the briefing partners and makers. A very colourful growing ecosystem has developed around them, in which all innovation drivers and supporters are welcome to get involved.

 

BRIEFING 2021

INITIAL SITUATION

Textiles surround us all the time. This qualifies them as the ideal carrier for smart technology. A completely new human-machine interaction is possible. But even away from clothing, smart textiles can develop skills that a fabric would not have been trusted to do. 

TASK

Make a technical textile smart! Develop a functional prototype for a contact-based object detection, using a capacitive textile sensor. 

When an object is in contact with the fabric, it should be recognized based on its capacitance footprint. The object should be visualized and trigger additional functionalities. Aside from recognizing the contacted object, the system should also sense the change of what is inside a container. For example, the contacted object is a water glass, the system detects whether the water glass is full or empty. Therefore, the use case can vary – smart home, IoT, etc. 

In addition to the object detection functionality, multi-touch could be implemented using the same textile sensor. Speaking about use cases – just think about the possibility to interact with your winter jacket or table cloth via multi-touch. 

PERSPECTIVES

  • We are providing the textile sensor which could be adapted for specific needs.

  • In addition, we can supply you with a smart textiles kit and offer advice during the development process.

  • If an exciting constellation emerges during IMM, then a longer-term collaboration in the course of interdisciplinary projects involving intelligent textiles, electronics, data processing and visualisation would also be conceivable on our part.

INTRO VIDEOS




#IMM2021 online kick-off invitation from Benjamin Poredos (Smart Textiles Platform Austria).




Briefing pitch @ #IMM2021 online kick-off from Benjamin Poredos (Smart Textiles Platform Austria) on April 15th, 2021.

NEXT STEPS

  • Register for our challenge! We will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a first meeting where we can agree on the next joint steps.

  • From June 21st to June 24th, we will also be at the future tech bootcamp with our technology and experts and look forward to developing exciting solutions together with you.

CONTACT PERSONS

The main contact person at the Smart Textiles Platform Austria for the project is Benjamin Poredos.


ABOUT SMART TEXTILES AUSTRIA

The Smart Textiles Platform Austria in Vorarlberg is a worldwide unique merger of textile companies, whose competences cover all steps of the textile value chain. Besides initiating cooperative projects and opening funding of national and international agencies. The platform promotes cross-border technology transfers, for example in form of the "Smart Textiles Summer Camp”. Furthermore it stimulates an intense cooperation between textile companies as well as with other industries.

The Platform aims at developing new solutions and products by using technical textiles. To restrict this extensive field, the focus now lies on smart textiles, sensor textiles, wearables, and light weight construction. All the know-how concentrated in Vorarlberg helps to efficiently and effectively produce textile composites for example.

 

MEMBER OF THE SMART TEXTILES PLATFORM AUSTRIA

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Smart Textiles Platform Austria Goes International " EU Masterclass "Innovating In Smart Textiles"

 

 

 

 

Stakeholderdialog Produktion der Zukunft 2021

 

Das Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Mobilität, Energie, Innovation und Technologie (BMK) und die Plattform Smart Textiles lädt Sie herzlich zum "Stakeholderdialog Produktion der Zukunft" mit dem Schwerpunkt „vernetzte und automatisierte Produktion“ ein.

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung werden Ergebnisse erfolgreicher Projekte der FTI -Initiative "Produktion der Zukunft" einem Fachpublikum vorgestellt und diskutiert.

Die Veranstaltung wird vom BMK gemeinsam mit der Plattform Smart Textiles durchgeführt.

 

Des Weiteren freuen wir uns Ihnen im Rahmen einer Firmenführung Einblicke in die Produktionsabläufe eines High Tech Unternehmen zu geben.

"CORONABEDINGTE VERSCHIEBUNG" 

VORANKÜNDIGUNG VERANSTALTUNG 2021

 

Ort und Datum: Mai / Juni 2021, 10:00 – 15:30, Smart-Textiles IoT Lab, Millennium Park 6, 6890 Lustenau

 

 

Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit um mit hochkarätigen Experten und Expertinnen Trends und Entwicklungen in der Produktion zu diskutieren und erhalten Sie einen Überblick zu aktuellen Fördermöglichkeiten im Bereich Material und Produktionsforschung durch die FFG. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an VertreterInnen aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft und alle am Thema Produktion der Zukunft Interessierte.

Aufgrund der COVID-19-Schutzmaßnamen ist die Veranstaltung auf 50 Teilnehmer begrenzt. Wir nehmen daher in einem ersten Schritt ihre Anmeldung entgegen und würden erst in einem weiteren Schritt ihre Teilnahme bestätigen. Falls die Veranstaltung nicht stattfinden kann, werden wir sie rechtzeitig informieren.

 

Programm

 

ab 09:30

Eintreffen & Registrierung

 

ab 10:00

Begrüßung

Ingo Hegny (bmk)

10:10

 

BMK Stiftungsprofessur Universität Innsbruck

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tung Pham University of Innsbruck “Research Institute of Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics”

10:50

Prüfroboter zur Risserkennung in Schmiedeteilen mit aktiver Thermographie

Christian Eitzinger, Profacto 

11:10

Kollaborative Robotersysteme – die Krux mit der Flexibilität

Mathias Brandstötter, Joanneum Research

11:30

Kaffeepause

12:00

Maschinelles Lernen zur Produktivitäts- und Effizienzsteigerung in wandlungsfähigen Montagesystemen

Alexander Gaal, Fraunhofer

12:20

Möglichkeiten digitaler Planungsmethoden für eine Energie- und Ressourceneffiziente Produktion

Thomas Sobottka, Fraunhofer

12:40

Flexible Produktion durch sichere Auktionen

Thomas Lorünser, AIT

13:00

Mittagspause

 
14:00

Faktencheck FFG

 
14:15

Cyber Security und Produktion

Helmut Leopold, AIT

14:45

Firmenführung