TEXTILE RESEARCH IMPROVING SOCIETY
The textile industry is moving from fabric supplyer to become a positive force in the community development. What about fabrics that purifies water with only sunlight as energy source, clothes that measure our ECG or become cooling in extreme heat. The textiles of the future will both improve our everyday life and our society.
At Smart Textiles researches, institutions, businesses, public sector or anyone with a sharp idea are given the opportunity to develop innovations that provide benefits for industy, health care and environment with textile as the common denominator. In an environment that unconditionally unites voices from different backgrounds the textile solutions of tomorrow will be found today.
Does your company want to develop a product? Or are you an innovator and has an idea of a product?
Within Smart Textiles, there are two options for you.
For you who have or want to start a business based on your idea.
The projects are reviewed for approval or refusal of four times per year.
Here you turn if you as an innovator or company is interested in getting help with prototyping, demonstrations, conduct tests and experiments in the Swedish School of Textiles advanced machinery.
A SCIENCE PARK TAKES SHAPE WITH TEXTIL AS A SELF-EVIDENT AREA
With Inkubatorn i Borås and an office hotel run by Marketplace Borås as existing parts of Textile Fashion Center a new project arena is what have to be added to form the foundations of a science park in Borås. As an umbrella over the three parties Science Park Borås will be channeling the innovation system, makeing ideas from researchers and innovators into business.
The main areas that are relevant to the Science Park Borås are three areas in which the University of Borås, together with SP Technical Research, today already are in the leading. Community development, which includes areas such as the future of commerce, city planning and resource recovery, welfare that captures the opportunities related to healthcare and teaching, and of course the textile/fashion with Smart Textiles in the front.
Through Sceince Park Borås more clear synergies between academia, industry and the municipality will be created. With good opportunities for interaction, excellence in research and creative, inspiring venues in Textile Fashion Center Science Park Borås hopes to attract more companies to the Borås region and help to increase employment.