from March 2, 2023 to March 28, 2023
Published on March 2, 2023 Updated on March 2, 2023

The SOFTWEAR DN project

Photo © Bozhin Karaivanov
Have you heard about the #SOFTWEAR DN project? Two #EUTOPIA partners are involved in it: CY Cergy Paris Université and the Technische Universität Dresden. It's about smart materials science, wearable technology & sustainability.

SOFTWEAR orgasises it's 1st workshop in March 28-31, 2023, at the #Turbine in Cergy. Read more about the project here, and download the programme here.

SOFTWEAR is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions highly interdisciplinary Doctoral Network in the emerging and rapidly growing field of #wearables, with a unique focus on soft #actuators for wearables and #exoskeletons. The primary objective of SOFTWEAR is to train young researchers in the multidisciplinary science of soft actuators for integration in wearables and augmenting textiles. 

SOFTWEAR method is merging chemistry, physics, mechanics, electronics, textile technology, design, human-technology interaction and ethics in a truly interdisciplinary manner, while teaching essential skills in ethics, product development, IPR and industrial realisation, thus providing a unique added value to the careers of the Researchers. 

SOFTWEAR works by on-the-job training on innovative research projects developing beyond-the-state-of-the-art soft actuator technology and integrating this into active garments and soft exoskeletons. This is carried out at leading academic groups and by immersion in applied projects at the industrial partners. 

SOFTWEAR intends to provide Europe with highly educated researchers in the emerging field of wearables, focused on integrating actuation, putting Europe in a world-leading position in this field and supplying European companies with a highly skilled workforce in soft actuators and advanced smart textiles.