Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Beyond e-Textiles: third iterative workshop

Third biannual workshop of the Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits (Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research - NordForsk)
Beyond e-Textiles, third biannual workshop. Photo by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen
Photo: from the Textile Museum of Herning (Denmark)

The third biannual workshop of the 'Beyond e-Textiles' project was held on May 31 - June 2, 2022 at VIA University College (Denmark). The workshop programme was as follows:

At the third biannual workshop, the second iteration period of the project was finalized. The event focused on advanced textile structures (experiments with knit and weave for enabling multifunctionalities), testing material properties in the test lab, small-scale development of fabrics testing ideas, as well as further developing speculative scenarios on aesthetic qualities and functions.

Participating institutions:
-Aalto University (Aalto)
-University of Turku (UTU)
-VIA University College (VIA)
-University of Borås (UB)

We had a diverse programme full of inspiring discussions, lab visits, workshop testing, collaborative ideation, and sharing expertise. The public lecture was given by Associate Professor Paul McElheron on the subject of Knowledge Building, Creativity and Innovation. Moreover, we had a great opportunity to visit the Textile Museum of Herning and to enjoy a tour around the Herning campus of the VIA University College. 

Discussions of team leaders at the Steering Board meeting covered such topics as overall strategy, contractual matters (including the first progress report submitted to NordForsk), conflict resolution, FAIR data principles, risk assessment, and adjustments to the grant application.

This event was (partly) supported by NordForsk through the funding to Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits, project number 103894.

More about 'Beyond e-Textiles' project

Workshop gallery

*Photos: Aalto University / Giulnara Launonen

Workshop outcomes

  • There was an extensive tour around textile facilities of VIA University College, and all workshop participants had an opportunity to experiment with existing materials under the guidance of the VIA team.
  • The second round of experimental iterations was concluded by each partner institution presenting their latest artefacts/research results, and directions for the next iteration period were set.
  • The public lecture "Knowledge Building, Creativity and Innovation" was given by Associate Professor Paul McElheron (VIA University College).

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Knowledge Building, Creativity, Innovation

Open lecture by Prof. Paul McElheron (VIA University College, Denmark).

Beyond e-Textiles, Iterative workshop 3, Public lecture

Beyond e-Textiles project

Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits

Beyond e-Textiles webpage, main image. Image by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen, Maija Vaara, Mithila Mohan

Multifunctional Materials Design

Group led by Professor Jaana Vapaavuori

MMD webpage main image. GIF image by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen
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