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Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)

Eurecat (EUT)

Coordinator website

Year Established



Av. d’Ernest Lluch 36, 08302, Mataró (Spain)


Social Media

Contact information

Patricia Arcos Izquierdo
(34) 93 741 91 0

Contact information

Julia Palma



Reimagine Textile is the network of cooperation that connects the main players in the textile industry, inviting them to re-imagine the 21st century. The new materials, production processes and channels, the proliferation of data, devices, sensors and hyperconnectivity are giving rise to a new revolution of the textile. Driven by Eurecat, the TecnoCampus Mataró and the Research and Textile Technology Transfer Centre of Canet de Mar, Reimagine Textile aims to be a key player in this revolution, bringing together textile, technology, innovation, talent, new business models, new skills, design and digitalisation. This is an ecosystem based on an open philosophy: its members cooperate, share, co-work, co-create, co-invest and connect. The 5 main lines of Reimagine Textile are technology, industry, training, entrepreneurship and investment. As a result, it is made up of companies, entrepreneurs, technology centres, Fablabs, schools of design, investors, mentors, incubators, accelerators, consultants and associations. The portfolio of services available to the members of the network include an innovation and advanced prototypes laboratory, technology radar, incubation services, technological and business acceleration, mentoring, financing, consultation and support in the market approach and new business models, as well as networking and outreach activities. Services: - Technology transfer - Innovation lab & further prototypes - Technology radar - Digitalization - Approach to market - Intensive & innovative entrepreneurship - Technology incubation & acceleration - Advanced funding - Mentoring - New & advanced business models - Networking & events - Expertise & innovative talent - Advisement - Dissemination - Complementary competences

Reimagine Textile es la red de colaboración que conecta los principales agentes alrededor del textil para reimaginar al siglo XXI. Los nuevos materiales, procesos de producción y canales, la proliferación de datos, dispositivos y sensores y la hiperconectividad están provocando una nueva revolución del textil. Impulsado por Eurecat, el TecnoCampus Mataró y el Centro de Investigación y Transferencia de Tecnología Textil de Canet de Mar, Reimagine Textile pretende ser un actor clave de esta revolución, sumando textil, tecnología, innovación, talento, nuevos modelos de negocio, nuevas competencias , diseño y digitalización. Se trata de un ecosistema basado en una filosofía abierta: sus miembros colaboran, comparten, co-trabajan, co-crean, co-invierten, conectan. Los 5 ejes de Reimagine Textile son la tecnología, la industria, la formación, el emprendimiento y la inversión. Por ello, está formada por empresas, emprendedores, centros tecnológicos, Fablabs, escuelas de diseño, universidades, inversores, mentores, incubadoras, aceleradoras, consultoras y asociaciones. El portafolio de servicios a los miembros de la red incluye un laboratorio de innovación y prototipos avanzados, un radar tecnológico, servicios de incubación, aceleración tecnológica y empresarial, mentoring, financiación, asesoramiento y apoyo en la aproximación a mercado y los nuevos modelos de negocio, así como actividades de networking y divulgación.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

The DIH REIMAGINE Textile is aligned with the RIS3CAT and the Industria Conectada 4.0 initiatives at regional and national level, respectively. In the RIS3CAT, the historic long-established Catalan textile industry is considered a key driver of the economy and within the main sectoral domains, as one of the design-based sectors. Besides, ICT and advanced manufacturing are considering KET (key enabling technologies) for the Catalan and Spanish industry.  

The new materials, production processes and channels, the proliferation of data, devices and sensors and hyper connectivity are causing a new textile revolution. In this context, Reimagine Textile aims to add textiles, technology, innovation, talent, new business models, new skills, design and digitization. This initiative that implies the technology, innovation and textile formula to be one of the driving forces behind the reindustrialization of the territory. The idea to create a new textile sector is to use fabrics as a basis to add other technologies. In this way, the clothes will become intelligent clothes that will incorporate sensors and circuits in order, for example, to be able to monitor different biological parameters that help us improve our health. 

The hub's coordinating organisation has also actively participated in the Smart Anything Anywhere (SAE) initiative of the European Commission through the H2020 funded project SmartEEs.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Voice of the customer, product consortia
  • Market intelligence
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Electrothermal fabric for motorbike seats

• Short description (what need was solved)?
Electrothermal fabric for motorbike seats

• What service(s) provided (different from example?
-Technology transfer to the industry, increasing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of production processes,
- R& D services to bring research and innovation to market needs
• The relation with digitization?
Electronic integration into textile. Development electronic and intelligent fabric development.
A traditionally sector (textile) is a beneficiary of digitization and its relationship with regional strategies (RIS3CAT - covering the sectorial scope of Industries related to Industries based on design and the use of KET technologies (TIC, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing ..)
Name customer, contact details

More details:

REIMAGINE Textile Awards

• Short description (what need was solved)?
First edition of the Reimagine Textiles Awards aimed at entrepreneurs and newly created companies with business ideas related to technology and innovation in the textile. The objective of this award is to promote entrepreneurship within this area, through economic support, logistics and the acceleration of new business projects.  

Tecnocampus and the Ajuntament de MataróEURECATtechnology center and the business association ASEGEMA, have convened the first edition of the Reimagine Textile Awards, aimed at entrepreneurs and start ups with business ideas related to technology and  innovation in  textiles. Other partners of the  initiative are the Diputació de Barcelona, ​​ACCIÓ, AEI Textiles, LCI Design School, Elisava, Moda 22, and Materfad University School.

The objective of these awards is to contribute to the socio-economic development of Mataró, through the economic, logistical and acceleration support of new business projects.

The Reimagine Textile Awards distinguish two categories: The first is aimed at recognizing business ideas, with a prize of 3,000 euros for the first one. The second corresponds to the best emerging start-ups, with a cash prize of 5,000 euros the first one rated and 3,000 the second. The winners will also receive support in the technical viability study of their product, business mentorship, discounts on the use of spaces in the Reimagine Textile Incubator to develop the business project in the Tecnocampus technology park, among others.

Sheekr has been the winner of the award for the best start-up. The aim of this start-up is "virtualize the process of shopping together" and capture data that indicates what people want to buy. The app that is designing the company will have more than 1,000 stores in all over the State, with access to more than 10,000 products, which contain information such as price or photographs. This app will be available this summer for iOs, and in September it will be for Android.

In the category of best idea, the winning project of this first edition of the Reimagine Textile awards was for Cocoro, a line of breastfeeding bras made  with absorbent and ergonomic tissue, which avoids the use of absorbent disks and incorporates textile technology by segregating microencapsulated substances to provide protection for the chest.

The other winners have been:

• Best idea category: second prize: Sensorial Processing Texand a special mention for the Udesign project

• Best start-up category: second prize for Uttopy and special mention for Yumehub.


• What service(s) provided (different from example)?  
Suitability between talent and industry and Access to financial services:
-Bonus of 100% of the cost of the technical feasibility study of the product.
- Support in the implementation of the innovative project in the form of co-financing of 25% of the part of the project carried out by Eurecat.
-100% bonus on a bespoke mentoring and mentoring program.
- 100% validation of the use of a pre-incubation space under a co-working regime in order to develop the business project for 6 months at Tecnocampus.
-Once the company is established, a cash prize of three thousand euros (3,000 euros), a bonus of 50% of a space in the TecnoCampus incubator for 6 months and a 100% bonus of one year of quota as a partner of ASEGEMA.
-Support in the promotion and presence in the media.
• The relation with digitization?
Give entrepreneurs and start-ups the opportunity to implement ICT technologies for the transformation and growth of the textile sector.
A traditionally sector (textile) is a beneficiary of digitization and its relationship with regional strategies (RIS3CAT - covering the sectorial scope of Industries related to Industries based on design and the use of KET technologies (TIC, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing..).  
• Name customer, contact details
Entrepreneurs and companies of recent creation.

More details:


• Short description (what need was solved)?

Wearlumb is a smart t-shirt designed to minimize the risks and costs of lower back disorders. It uses a network of motion sensors to measure a person’s posture at work, sending this information via Bluetooth for automated real-time analysis on a tablet.

Until now, SGS and other testing companies have been reliant on intrusive and expensive procedures when inspecting a worker’s posture. They have had to send employees to film people at work and then analyze the video according to OWAS methodology (the Ovako Working posture Analysis System). Now, there is an easier way.

The Wearlumb t-shirt, which is available in versions for men and women, removes the need for invasive and costly video-based processes which take a person away from their workplace.

As the data is collected and transmitted from a Bluetooth modem to the tablet, an application on the tablet analyzes the person’s posture according to OWAS. It assesses the risks of incorrect postures in order to prevent lumbar problems and provide early warning of lumbar fatigue symptoms.

With the data provided by the t-shirt’s three flexion sensors, six elongation sensors, nine temperature sensors and five accelerometers, SGS can provide accurate insights into a worker’s position and suggest ways for improvement.

As well as improving the quality of results, we estimate that Wearlumb reduces the time needed for the procedure by 50% and cuts the cost of intervention by 40%.

• What service(s) provided (different from example)?
-Collaborative Project
- R& D services to bring research and innovation to market needs
• The relation with digitization?
Electronic interaction with the body. Development app, electronic and intelligent fabric development.
covering the sectorial scope of Industries related to Industries based on design and the use of KET technologies (TIC, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, IoT..)
• Name customer, contact details
SGS, Wordline

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Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • National specific innovation funding


Ajuntament de Mataró

Partner Type

Regional government



Partner Type

Regional government


TecnoCampus Mataró

Partner Type

Economic development agency


CRTTT (Centre de Recerca i Transferència de Tecnologia Tèxtil de Canet de Mar)

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization


Technological competences

  • Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE)
  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G)
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
Last updated: 05/08/18 10:11