|Research & Development|
The R&D within Smart Textiles is divided into applied basic research, as well as thematic experimental research on one side, and commercial as well as need-driven R&D projects on the other. The research cooperates with the companies to a great extent and the company-driven projects are being supported by research competence within different areas when needed.
The Smart Textiles Technology Lab (STTL) gather the technical research within Smart Textiles and work for a joint environment around researchers, doctoral students and master students. STTL is built initially in collaboration with University of Borås (The Swedish School of Textiles and The School of Engineering), Swerea IVF, SP and Chalmers (Material and Production technique, Polymer material and composites). The work within STTL is operated in close relation to Chalmers Research School, Material Science. These parties work together with focus on developing material.
Smart Textiles Design Lab (STDL) coordinate thematically experimental research within the design area and is initially built up in collaboration with The Swedish School of Textiles and Chalmers University of Technology. We create a studio environment established upon The Swedish School of Textiles. The work within STDL is also run close together with Chalmers Research School Human-Technology-Design.