Research and Development organisations help the companies in the development, testing and piloting of new innovations. This enables for the companies the possibility to productization and commercialization innovations.
Aalto University, Espoo (Finland)
Aitex – Textile Research Institute, Alicante (Spain)
CeNTI, Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal)
A private non-profit R&D institute that promotes R&D activities in the fields of smart and functional materials and systems.
CPI – Centre for Process Innovation, Wilton (England)
Technology innovation centre offering expertise & facilities to help bring together organisations to take ideas & research into the marketplace, with capabilities in Biotech, Biotherapeutics, Pharma Processing, Materials Formulation, Photonics and Printed Flexible Electronics.
DITF – Deutsche Institute für Textil und Faserforschung, Denkendorf (Germany)
Häme University of Applied Sciences - Smart Research Unit, Hämeenlinna (Finland)
CEA – Commissariat à l´énergie atomique et aux énergies, Paris (France)
Develops sustainable energy technologies of the future.
Centro Stirling, Aretxabaleta (Spain)
A research and development unit that focuses on printed electronics for different materials, especially flexible materials.
COC, Rybitvi (Czech Republic)
Specially focused on printed and flexible electronics, photoactive processes, functional surface treatment additives.
CNR-ISMN – Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Rome (Italy)
The research institute is focused on nanostructured materials and processes.
CSEM Muttenz, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
A research and development center that operates in the fields of precision manufacturing, digitalization and renewable energy.
Fashion Tech Farm, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
A studio, incubator and production facility for innovative fashion.
Fraunhofer FEP, Dresden (Germany)
Focuses on developing flexible organic electronics.
Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg (Germany)
Develops solar energy systems.
Fraunhofer IVV, Freising and Dresden (Germany)
Analyze and optimize process planning and equipment, e.g. development of cleaning systems, hygienic design of processes and microbiological validation of process machines. Develops solutions for thermal bonding and intelligent design for flexible materials.
Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden (Germany)
Researches and develops new methods for the production of 2D and 3D micro- and nanostructures on the surfaces of polymers, ceramics and coatings.
Future Fit – Product Design and Engineering, Barcelona (Spain)
Design and technical implementation of innovative products.
Häme Vocational Institute, Häme Region (Finland)
Offers training in various fields. The institute's forestry department is Finland's leading trainer, whose core competence consists of organizing manual forest work training.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Geesthacht (Germany)
Develops high performance materials, processes and environmentally friendly technologies for mobility and new energy systems. Researching biomaterials to improve medicine and quality of life.
Hochschule Niederrhein – Forschungsinstitut für Textil und Bekleidung (FTB), Mönchengladbach (Germany)
Textile and Clothing Research Institute.
imec – University of Gent, Gent (Belgium)
Nanoelectronics and technology research center specializing in electronic interconnection and assembly for different substrates (laminate, thick and thin films, flexible and flexible substrates).
Institute for Print and Media Technology | TU Chem, Chemnitz (Germany)
The development of printed electronics from individual components to fully integrated circuits to flexible substrates and the development of functional inks and surfaces. The research work also focuses on the development of hybrid technologies such as printed solar cells and printed supercapacitors.
ITA – Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (Germany)
LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lahti (Finland)
LEITAT Technological Center, Barcelona (Spain)
Develops functional (nano) materials and inks (electrically conductive) by coating or printing on flexible electronic devices (e.g. printed batteries, RFID/NFC antennas, printed solar cells) for textile, paper, packaging, automotive, construction and energy applications.
LGP2, Saint Martin d’Hères Cedex (France)
Develops green chemistry, clean processes, recycling, plant biomass conversion and recovery operations, bio-based materials (paper, cardboard, composites, films, non-woven fabric), renewable energies and printing processes to functionalize surfaces (traceability, safety, functional materials, printed electronics, smart paper and packaging) .
National Technical University of Athens, Zografou (Greece)
Research activities from the processing of laser materials to optoelectronic applications, e.g. full laser manufacturing of printed electronics for flexible and wearable products and biomedical printing.
University of Oulu – PrinLab, Oulu (Finland)
A printed intelligence (printed electronics) development environment that provides design, development, manufacturing, testing and training.
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Salzburg (Austria)
Offers IoT solutions.
Saxon Textile Research Institute, Chemnitz (Germany)
Specialized in technical textiles and nonwovens. Develops the integration of protective textiles, lights and sensors into textiles, testing textiles and flexible materials.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences - Textile Laboratory(only in Finnish), Tampere (Finland)
Tampere University - Laboratory for Future Electronics(only in Finnish), Tampere (Finland)
TITK – Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastic Research (Germany)
Industry oriented research institute, that has decades of experience in the development, production and processing of polymers - including subsequent modification, functionalization and shaping.
TITV – Das Institut für Spezialtextilen und flexible Materialien, Greiz (Germany)
Titera, Weimar (Germany)
Consulting company for smart textiles, especially human-machine interaction. Provides scientific and technical expertise in textiles, analyzes innovation potential, develops product strategies, provides connections to experts and institutions across Europe, and advises on standardization and licensing requirements in the European market.
University of Borås – Textile Material Technology, Borås (Sweden)
Univeristy of Pardubice (DGAP), Pardubice (Slovenia)
Research and development activities in the field of material printing and printed electronics.
University of West Bohemia, Pilsen (Czech Republic)
Development and testing of prototypes at the Electrical Engineering Research and Innovation Center (RICE).
VTT – Technology research institution, Espoo (Finland)
Zentrum für organische Elektronik (ZOEK), Cologne (Germany)
Focuses on cost-effective, adaptable and flexible components manufactured by printing.