The E-Textiles Network was founded in August 2018 to accelerate the development and adoption of e-textiles technology by facilitating focused research activities and disseminating results.

The Network will bring members together to;

  • Identify the application challenges in key application sectors.
  • Define research challenges.
  • Facilitate collaboration to enable industrial pull.
  • Identify and attract new research disciplines that can be applied to e-textiles.
  • Aid dissemination of research results and broadly promote the technology.

The Network will hold three themed workshops and annual conferences, which will be open to members, as well as publishing monthly newsletters and case studies. Members also have the chance to share resources with the community (Please see the Resources page for more information.)

Members of the Steering Board

The E-Textiles Network is overseen by the Steering Board, who represent academia, industry and end-users.

Name Institution Name Institution
Prof Steve Beeby

Dr Kai Yang

Dr Russel Torah

Dr John Tudor

University of Southampton Thushara Sabreen

Robert Glenn

Stretchline International
Prof Tilak Dias

Dr Dorothy Hardy

Nottingham Trent University Mark Pedley Brighter Futures
Prof Tim Claypole Swansea University Dr Roya Ashayer-Soltani QinetiQ
Dr Luigi Occhipinti University of Cambridge Myra Waiman Infi-tex
Prof George Stylios Heriot-Watt University Simon McMaster Footfalls and Heartbeats
Prof Henry Yi Li University of Manchester Graham Smith Dstl
Prof David Harrison Brunel University Dr Stuart Brewer Dstl
Prof Anne Toomey Royal College of Art Brian McCarthy KTN/TechniTex Faraday Ltd
Barbara Shepherd Barbara Shepherd Associates Stephanie Dick The Textile Institute