Last Monday June 19th, the Hacktex consortium met in Terrassa for its 4th Transnational Project Meeting. It was organised and hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In line with the partners’ commitment, the meeting debates resulted to be efficient, fruitful and resolutive.
The meeting began with the project coordinator, TUIASI, giving an overview of the current state of the project as well as some management and financial guidelines to all present partners.
Then, Cre.Thi.Dev., the quality leader, provided information relative to the internal project evaluation as well as some tips for the partners to keep on implementing the project tasks in an efficient way.
Next, AEI Tèxtils, as the communication leader of the project, showed how the project has performed its outdoors dissemination with some data and statistics related to the Project website and social media profiles. Dissemination strategy to be implemented onwards was also discussed.
Afterwards, the consortium focused their discussions on the project implementation and results: R2 – Virtual training program on functional & smart textiles, R3 – Industrial & smart textiles bootcamp (intensive course for students), R4 – Virtual guide on smart textiles entrepreneurship, mostly.
For the R2, the development of the virtual training materials already done. UNIWA, as a partner in charge, will manage the content to be uploaded virtually in an appropriate virtual platform, considering the main objective of the project, which is these resources to be open and accessible. This virtual training will be tested by students, before they attend physically the Hacktex training that will be organised next autumn in Borås, Sweden.
About the result R3, the University of Borås bootcamp training program proposal was discussed and agreed. The Bootcamp agenda was agreed.
Regarding the result R4, led by TITERA, partners shared their progress regarding the content elaboration, which is almost concluded. This content will also be available online and tested by students in their bootcamp experience in November.
Finally, partners discussed about when and how start with the R5 – Handbook of good practices to foster smart textiles into manufacturing sector.