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28 Feb - 02 Mar

iTechStyle Summit 2018

International Conference on Textiles and Clothing
Port of Leixões Cruise Terminal
Porto, Portugal
iTechStyle Summit 2018

About the event

The iTechStyle Summit 2018 - 2nd International Conference of Textile and Clothing, organized by CITEVE – Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal in collaboration with Associação Selectiva Moda and scientific coordination of University of Minho - Centre for Textile Science and Technology, is expected to bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the textile and clothing sector from across Europe. An event full of opportunities to explore, learn, share, and of course network.

The iTechStyle Summit aims to provide a platform to globalize the research by installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations.

Addressed by leading voices from the industry and academy who will give their expert insights on the latest trends, strategies, opportunities and challenges, the conference will embrace the areas of industry 4.0, digitization and dematerialization of textile and clothing prototypes, new advanced fibres and materials, new technical and smart structures, and sustainability and circular economy.

 

LANGUAGE: the conference´s official languages are portuguese and english. There will be translation facilities available for the conference participants.

Conference Areas

Digitization and Dematerialization of Textile Manufacture
Digitization and Dematerialization of Textile Manufacture
Sustainability and Circular Economy
Sustainability and Circular Economy
New Advanced Materials, Fibres and Structures
New Advanced Materials, Fibres and Structures
Novel applications of Textile Based Materials
Novel applications of Textile Based Materials

Conference Topics

Functionalisation
Responsive materials
3D structures
Prototypes’ Dematerialization
Textile Based Composites
Biomaterials
Performance Measuring Methods
iTechStyle Summit 2018

Speakers

Fernando Merino
Head of Strategic Marketing and Innovation - ERT/Cluster Têxtil (PT)
Born in 1964 in Guimarães, the cradle of the Portuguese nation, he holds a degree in Textile Engineering and a Master of Science in Marketing and Strategic Management. Currently he is the Innovation manager of ERT Têxtil Portugal, the nuclear company of ERT Group which owns businesses in different sectors such as automotive, textile, footwear, creative and technological services, and he is managing the Creative Innovation Centre of ERT Group, which is based at the creative HUB named Oliva Creative Factory. He is a member of the High Level Group of the Portuguese Textile Cluster and coordinator of the Special Interest Group of Mobility. Fernando Merino defends an approach of industrial innovation based on strategic marketing and strategic alliances, and networking with creative industries. His main research interests explore models that incorporate flexible electronics into flexible materials for the application of ICTs and Material Intelligence concerning Smart Comfort Systems and Smart Assisted Driving. Besides R&D on Smart Textiles and cooperation with designers, he also works on R&D under Bionic concepts and concepts of re-use of materials for the Circular Economy. This way of organizing and managing innovation was behind the recognition for ERT as the winner of the most prestigious innovation prize in Portugal in 2016, awarded by COTEC a Business Association for Innovation, and delivered by its honorary president, the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Participating In

09:00 - 10:30
Day 01
SESSION 4: "TECHNICAL TEXTILES" MOBILITY (INCLUDED TFE4)
Speakers
Fernando Merino - ERT/Cluster Têxtil (PT) - Head of Strategic Marketing and Innovation
Mobility 2030: an opportunity for the textile and clothing industry
Fernando Merino
Head of Strategic Marketing and Innovation - ERT/Cluster Têxtil (PT)
Alcibíades Guedes
President of the Board of INEGI - INEGI / Cluster Textil (PT)
Session 7: Novel applications of Textile Based Materials

Participating In

16:30 - 18:00
Day 01
SESSION 7: NOVEL APPLICATIONS OF TEXTILE BASED MATERIALS
Moderator
Alcibíades Guedes - INEGI / Cluster Textil (PT) - President of the Board of INEGI
Alcibíades Guedes
President of the Board of INEGI - INEGI / Cluster Textil (PT)
Christian Dalsgaard
Chief Technical Officer - Ohmatex (DK)
Christian Dalsgaard, CTO & founded Ohmatex. He has considerable expertise in the field of commercializing smart textile development. His knowledge of the field spans over a decade from the very early stages of smart textile R&D into the latest development for space applications. He has degrees in electrical engineering, physics and computer science from the Danish Engineering Academy and the University of Aarhus in Denmark.

Participating In

09:30 - 11:00
Day 02
SESSION 8: "SMART TEXTILES" (INCLUDED TF5)
Speakers
Christian Dalsgaard - Ohmatex (DK) - Chief Technical Officer
Bringing smart textiles to space
Christian Dalsgaard
Chief Technical Officer - Ohmatex (DK)
José Silva
Researcher - CENTI (PT)
José Silva holds a degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, and since 2008 has worked as a researcher at CeNTI where he has developed R&D activities. Throughout his career, he has acquired skills in research, development and integration, through participation in different R&D projects (national and European) and conferences, accumulating experience and the necessary skills in the areas of processing, integration and characterization of conventional and printed electronic systems/sensors in various structures, using different types of substrates, in the field of synthesis of inorganic capsules and matrixes, for retention and release of active compounds, and in characterization techniques for organic and inorganic materials and structures. He currently performs functions related to the processing of organic and inorganic materials through roll-to-roll and sheet-to-sheet printing technologies and is also responsible for their morphological characterization.

Participating In

11:30 - 13:00
Day 02
SESSION 9: "SMART TEXTILES" (INCLUDED TF5)
Speakers
José Silva - CENTI (PT) - Researcher
FUN2CORK – New Functionalities for cork textiles
José Silva
Researcher - CENTI (PT)
Edouard Macquin
Chief Sales Officer - Lectra (FR)
Edouard Macquin, 52, Chief Sales Officer since 2011and a member of the Executive Committee since 2014. He is also in charge of professional services (training and consulting activities) since July 1st, 2016. Edouard Macquin joined Lectra’s R&D department in 1987. After that, he took on various positions in consulting, services, marketing and sales in Paris, Italy, the United States and Brazil. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Lectra Brazil and Director of South America. Edouard Macquin holds an MBA from São Paulo Business School (Brazil).

Participating In

14:00 - 16:00
Day 02
SESSION 10: DIGITIZATION AND PRODUCTION ROBOTIZATION
Speakers
Edouard Macquin - Lectra (FR) - Chief Sales Officer
The rise of industry 4.0 in fashion
Edouard Macquin
Chief Sales Officer - Lectra (FR)
Pedro Rocha
Produtech (PT)
Session 10: Digitization and Production Robotization

Participating In

14:00 - 16:00
Day 02
SESSION 10: DIGITIZATION AND PRODUCTION ROBOTIZATION
Moderator
Pedro Rocha
Paulo Correia 
Product Development Engineer - FISIPE (PT)
Paulo Correia has been involved in the chemical technology area since 1994 and in the polymers field since 1999 in the scope of his PhD in IST. His areas of expertise involve both thermosetting polymers and thermoplastic polymers. After his PhD, he collaborated as Amino Resins Plant Manager in a particleboard company (2000-2003) and as a post-doc researcher in the Centre of Chemical Processes of the (former) Technical University of Lisbon (2003-2006), where he did some consultancy work for the chemical industry. Since he joined FISIPE in 2006 as Product Development Engineer, he has been involved in acrylonitrile copolymers synthesis, precursor fibers spinning and their conversion into oxidized and carbon fibers, as well as in the development of analytical characterization methods. He is also responsible for FISIPE Laboratory since 2015.

Participating In

14:00 - 16:00
Day 28
SESSION 2: NEW ADVANCED MATERIALS
Speakers
Paulo Correia  - FISIPE (PT) - Product Development Engineer
PANOX – Oxidized polyacrylonitrile fiber
Paulo Correia 
Product Development Engineer - FISIPE (PT)
Jacques-Hervé Levy
General Manager - IFTH (FR)
Graduated in textile by ENSAIT and in business by Stanford Business School, Jacques-Hervé Lévy oversaw the marketing and commercial strategy of large structures in chemical and biochemical and textile industry as well as food ingredient industry. He built his career internationally in Netherlands, Belgium, United States of American before to come back in France. After years managing ENSAIT (French Textile Engineer Institute), Jacques-Hervé Lévy moved to Lyon where he became head of IFTH (French Institute of Clothing and Textile), technology center dedicated to industry, which allows him to gain experience in setting up collaborative projects.

Participating In

10:30 - 12:30
Day 28
SESSION 1: MEGATRENDS
Speakers
Jacques-Hervé Levy - IFTH (FR) - General Manager
Luxury and Technology: a Winning Alliance
Jacques-Hervé Levy
General Manager - IFTH (FR)
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