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SOFT actuators for Wearables, Exoskeletons, and Augmenting Robotics

Objective

SOFTWEAR will create a highly interdisciplinary DN 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. This will be achieved by 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. This ambitious aim will be accomplished 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 will be carried out at leading academic groups and by immersion in applied projects at the industrial partners. SOFTWEAR will thus provide Europe with highly educated researchers in the emerging field of wearables, focused on integrating actuation. This will put Europe in a world-leading position in this field and will supply European companies with a highly skilled workforce in soft actuators and advanced smart textiles.

Coordinator

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 587 419,20
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Participants (8)

CY CERGY PARIS UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 282 693,60
Address
33 Boulevard Du Port
95011 Cergy-pontoise

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-d’Oise
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 301 788,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 270 331,20
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
HOEGSKOLAN I BORAS
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 293 709,60
Address
Allegatan 1
50190 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES ARTS DECORATIFS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 282 693,60
Address
Rue D'ulm 31
75240 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 274 370,40
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 259 437,60
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data

Partners (13)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Australia
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No data
Address
Northfields Avenue
2522 Wollongong Nsw

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
National University Cooperation University of Yamanashi
Japan
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No data
Address
Takeda 4-4-37
400-8510 Kofu

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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No data
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
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No data
Address
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku
152-8550 Tokyo

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
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No data
UNIVERSITE PARIS SCIENCES ET LETTRES
France
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No data
Address
60 Rue Mazarine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
LEAP Technology ApS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Diplomvej 381
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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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
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
GESIM GESELLSCHAFT FUR SILIZIUM-MIKROSYSTEME MBH
Germany
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No data
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 45
01454 Grosserkmannsdorf

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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
Sachsen Dresden Bautzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
PowerON GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Bayrische Straße 8
01069 Dresden

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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
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
Albany International AB
Sweden
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No data
Address
Kristinebergsvägen 14
30180 Halmstad

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Hallands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
ELKEM SILICONES FRANCE SAS
France
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No data
Address
Avenue Georges Pompidou 21
69003 Lyon

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
ARS ELECTRONICA LINZ GMBH & CO KG
Austria
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No data
Address
Ars-electronica-strasse 1
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
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ELITAC BV
Netherlands
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No data
Address
Amsterdamsestraatweg 285
3551 CE Utrecht

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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-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data