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Metallisation of Textiles to make Urban living for Older people more Independent Fashionable

Objective

Urban areas are seeing an increasing population of older people and existing approaches to care for them are becoming unsustainable creating a European wide societal challenge. Assistive technology can provide them with security that will enable them to live independently e.g. wearing alarms and tracking devices around the arm or neck to alert carers to falls or their location if they wander. However such technology is often unsightly and stigmatises the user resulting in high abandonment rates.
The MATUROLIFE project will integrate creative artists and fashion designers into the research team to facilitate design-driven innovation. The project will build on existing technological advances in materials which have produced a highly innovative selective metallisation process that utilises nanotechnology, electrochemistry and materials science to encapsulate fibres in textiles with metal and thereby provide conductivity and electronic connectivity. In this way, better integration of electronics and sensors into fabrics and textiles will be possible. This will give the fashion designers and artists the tools to produce AT for older people that is not only functional but is more desirable and appealing as well as being lighter and more comfortable.
Building on exiting best practice the consortium will include societal stakeholder groups representing end users (i.e. older people) who will be heavily involved in the design process as well as giving feedback and direction on the development of AT prototypes contributing significantly to end-user acceptance. The prototypes will demonstrate proof of concept and the industrial scalability of the selective metallisation process will be validated. Thus, the project will end at TRL7.
The Assistive Technology produced as a result of the project will benefit all the SMEs in the consortium but particularly those in the creative sector who expect to see sustainable growth and an increase in jobs as a direct result of the project.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 193 845,00
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (19)

EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Rue Pere De Deken 14
1040 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZO-HUMANISTYCZNY W SIEDLCACH
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 70 912,50
Address
Ul. Stanislawa Konarskiego 2
08 110 Siedlce

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION PARA LA PROMOCION, INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO E INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS DE LA RIOJA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 258 875,00
Address
Pol. Ind. El Raposal - Calle Raposal 65
26580 Arnedo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CALZADOS PITILLOS SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 95 156,25
Address
Ctra. Prejano N. 46-48
26580 Arnedo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 40 781,25
LUKSJA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 125 300,00
Address
Ul. Przemyslowa 2 Lazy
21-400 Lukow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion wschodni Lubelskie Puławski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 53 700,00
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 219 593,75
Address
Rue Des Reculettes 14
75013 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 496 975,00
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BERTIN AUBERT INDUSTRIES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 191 100,00
Address
9 Rue Jean Moinon
75010 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 900,00
A-GAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 217 875,00
Address
Unit 3 Io Centre Valley Drive
CV21 1TW Rugby

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Region
West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 93 375,00
PRINTED ELECTRONICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 279 937,00
Address
Hedging Lane Industrial Estate Wilnecote
B77 5HH Tamworth Staffordshire

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) Shropshire and Staffordshire Staffordshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 119 973,00
MUEBLECONFORT SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 73 062,50
Address
Camino Loma De Cabezon S/n
50730 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 312,50
EMO SNC DI CICILIOT CARLO & C.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 281,25
Address
Via Delfino Varnier 9
31010 Fregona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Treviso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 406,25
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 179 375,00
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 76 875,00
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 266 500,00
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor

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Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INNOVATION SERVICE NETWORK PODJETNISKO IN POSLOVNO SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 84 393,75
Address
Zgornja Hajdina 159
2250 Ptuj

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 168,75
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 191 026,25
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEDS TEKNOLOJI HIZMETLERI VE DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 450 625,00
Address
Merkez Mah. Ayazma Cad. Nef03 B Blok 1-1/39 Kagith
31106 Istanbul

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 193 125,00
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLATING ET MATERIALS SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 161 875,00
Address
Rue Ampere 67
75017 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 375,00
SENSING TEX SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 183 662,50
Address
Passeig Fabra I Puig 474
08042 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 78 712,50