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Because we’re WORTH it!

Our project proposal called ‘Ilutex’ has successfully addressed relevant evaluation criteria, and in a first round, it has ranked within the shortlist of 85 finalist projects. After a second round of interview in Valencia, Spain, our project has now been selected and will be endorsed by the Worth Partnership Project.

About the Ilutex proposal: The goal of Ilutex will be the printing of phosphorescent patterns on facade textiles.

Project Team:
– Vadim Tenner
– Jan Serode
– Diffus Design

About Jan Serode:
Architect and researcher at the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), his work mainly focusses on new concepts for textile-based facades.

About Vadim Tenner:
Research associate at the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA). He is our partner and co-founder of PowerPatterns, a company aiming to develop a new way of battery integration into wearable smart textiles.

About WORTH:
WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products. Worth Partnership Project is funded by the COSME programme of the European Union.

It is a EU-project implemented by a consortium of enterprises with complementary expertise in providing support to SMEs and start-ups. WORTH is led by the Textile Technology Institute AITEX, (KEPA, IED, DAG Communication, AA Franzosi) with the core belief that creative industries (SMEs and start-ups) are key drivers of economic growth in Europe.

Vicente Cambra, R&D Assistant Manager of AITEX and WORTH project manager: “In accordance with European Union objectives, we are focused on elevating the competitiveness of fashion, lifestyle and consumer goods industries by pushing their design and innovation essence. WORTH Partnership Project is an opportunity for creative SMEs and start-ups to expand their innovation and design abilities through cross-border and cross-discipline partnerships across Europe”

WORTH Partnership Project is a continuing edition of the successful pilot project which took place between 2013 and 2015. To know more about the 34 showcased products and results developed during the WORTH pilot project visit: