Munich, December 2019

Smart textiles are fabrics that enable digital components such as electronics to be embedded in them. What makes smart fabrics revolutionary is that they have the ability to do many things that traditional fabrics cannot, including communication, transformation, energy conduction. Application fields are fashion, performance enhancement, health monitoring or protective clothing against environmental hazards like heat or radiation.

At this year’s 36th WT Wearable Technologies Conference during ISPO in Munich, the top5 smart clothing start-ups 2020 will present their winning concepts live on stage.

The AiQ Smart Clothing Challenge is a special prize of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup®: more than 500 techpreneurs from around the world submitted their innovative solutions.

AiQ Smart Clothing is a pioneer in this area and has partnered with the Innovation World Cup® Series for several years to search for cutting-edge innovations. This includes completely new textile solutions, including fabric, garment engineering, as well as technologies or power systems that can be integrated into an existing piece of clothing.

(in alphabetical order):

Broadcast Wearables Ltd – World’s first touch enabled, cycling safety t-shirt, India
CuteCircuit ltd – Soundshirt 2.0, United Kingdom
PilotAngel – PilotAngel, Lithuania
Visseiro GmbH – Smart Seat Cushion, Germany
Xenoma Inc – e-skin Sleep & Lounge, Japan

These innovators will officially advance to the finals and present their solutions live in front of the international jury and exciting tech audiences at the 36th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE, ICM – International Congress Center Munich (Germany) on 27th January 2020.

The winner of the Smart Clothing Challenge powered by AiQ Smart Clothing will be supported to transform their prototype into mass production and aim at high volumes. Additionally, they will benefit from worldwide visibility and expert consulting to scale-up their business.

The 36th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2020 EUROPE on January 27-28 will be the meeting point for international experts of the entire wearable value chain, co-located with ISPO Munich. Focusing on emerging technologies and latest developments from the wearable tech industry, the program will guide you through key topics in healthcare, sports & industry. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exciting event and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities to drive your business.

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Behind the scenes – The Innovation World Cup® Series
The Innovation World Cup® Series is the world’s leading open innovation platform that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality, and connect techpreneurs with international tech corporations. 

The Innovation World Cup® Series was initiated by Navispace AG in 2003. Current partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, LOXXESS, AiQ Smart Clothing, Gore, Gemalto and VARTA Microbattery. A panel of international industry experts selects the best solutions based on the level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge.

Further partners include StartupCon, WT | Wearable Technologies, BIM World MUNICH, CSEM, AlpICT, ACCIO, Business OULU, G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, Team Côte D’Azur, French Côte D’Azur, Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, InnMind, ISPO, Polar Bear Pitching, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, Engerati, InfoShare, IFJ, IT2Industry, Paris Region Entreprises, Disruptive Week Milan, GZDN, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, TAITRA, Hong Kong Science, Technology Park, Government of Canada, Cluster Digital, IOT Business News, and many more. 

Press Contact
Elisa Sollazzo | Project & Event Manager

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