IPC E-Textiles Europe 2020 | Virtual Summit, a two-day technical education conference for innovators, technologists, and brands/OEMs, will provide a platform for education and collaboration among professionals interested in producing e-textiles technologies and products. Consisting of four educational workshop sessions from four university laboratories in Europe, IPC E-Textiles 2020 | Virtual Summit will take place November 19 and 20.
Workshops will include virtual demonstrations by ENSAIT GEMTEXT Lab in France, Empa in Switzerland, the Centre for Textile Science and Engineering at the University of Ghent in Belgium, and the University of West Attica in Greece.
The Virtual Summit will feature keynotes by:
- Andreas Lymberis, European Commission – E-Textiles and Smart Wearables: A Multifaceted EU Support in Research, Technology and Innovation
- Christian Dalsgaard, Ohmatex – Advancing the Smart Textile Industry Globally
In addition to virtual demonstrations and keynotes, each workshop will include technical instruction on a variety of topics, including:
- Standards for wearable e-textiles
- Smart fiber technologies for sensing applications
- Smart textiles for first responders
- Challenges in manufacturing e-garments
“E-Textiles Europe 2020 | Virtual Summit is an ideal event for companies actively involved in e-textiles development, such as EMS or OEM companies, as well as product innovators and materials suppliers investigating how to apply e-textiles technologies to future products,” said VladanKoncar, ENSAIT, chair of the E-Textiles Committee, Europe.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 6,000-member company sites which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Miami, Fla.; Brussels, Belgium; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.