December 1st and 2nd 2004 - The Royal Society , London
New Technologies and
Smart Textiles for
Industry and Fashion
Meeting Future Challenges Through Technology


Innovation is a key factor to operating successfully in any market. Within the textile industry, the challenge for companies today lies in bringing to market a stream of new and improved, value-added products, in order to strengthen existing product lines, and diversify into new areas. Technology represents one critical route in doing so.

Recent advances in high added-value textiles which incorporate electronics, smart systems, are responsive or highly-functional; create opportunities to deliver new markets and improvements, to the textile industry. These developments are achievable via advances in science and technology, and collaborations between people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

This Conference will present many new technologies set to dramatically change the face of the textile industry, with the advent of wearable electronics and devices, clothes that integrate images, monitor the state of your health, deliver ‘feel-good’ scents and aromas, are stay-clean and stay-fresh, and never require ironing!

This unique 2-day International Conference will provide delegates with an insight into the future world of the textile industry. The “New Technologies and Smart Textiles for Industry and Fashion” conference features key representatives from science and industry, as well as introducing a host of talented, young textile developers.

Conference Aims

  • To raise awareness of the potential for advanced technologies and the opportunities they present for the future success of the textile industry
  • To showcase novel textile technologies
  • To consider the implications of advances in technology on maintaining the competitiveness of the industrial and fashion textile industries
  • To bring together a multi-disciplinary delegation, to encourage discussion and advance collaborative opportunities

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunites

The Institute of Nanotechnology acts as a focal point for global nanotechnology activities, providing intelligence and consultancy to industry, the research bases and world-wide government organizations. Recognized within Europe, the IoN is Coordinator for the prestigious Nanoforum network ( an EU funded initiative that provides a comprehensive source of information on nanotechnology research, to the business, the scientific and social communities.

This 2-day Conference provides: valuable educational presentations, the opportunity to network with world-renowned experts, and the occasion to demonstrate your organization’s tools and capabilities, to an international audience from across the textile value chain. Make the most of this opportunity to reach your target audience, meet senior decision makers, generate new business, and gain an advantage over your competitors.

This Conference uniquely creates an opportunity for you to raise your company’s profile within the textile marketplace. For more information, please contact Del Stark,, +44 (0)141 330 2143




Click here to view / download the draft conference programme.




The Royal Society
6 - 9 Carlton House Terrace

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7451 2500

The Royal Society is located in Carlton House Terrace, just off Waterloo Place, between Pall Mall and The Mall. It is less than five minutes walk to Piccadilly Circus underground station and ten minutes to Charing Cross mainline and underground stations, or 20 minutes through St James’s Park to Victoria. Trafalgar Square and all bus services through it are also very close






Organised by:

Institute of Nanotechnology

In association with:

TechniTex Faraday Partnership

Event Partner:

nw texnet

Media Partners:

Fabric director

Technical Textiles International


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