Serbia: ERA Chair for emerging technologies and innovative research in Stretchable and Textile Electronics

Wearable technology is set to supercharge the catwalk. Our clothes are becoming smarter with the integration of stretchable electronic circuits into textiles. The STRENTEX project’s ERA Chair action aims to boost the research potential of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (FTN) in Serbia.

The Project is set in the framework of the ERA Chair action to simultaneously reinforce the research potentials of the FTN and to create cutting-edge dynamic and sustainable research environment.  With the support of the network of existing international/regional/national partners, SMEs and stakeholders, research results will be fruitfully exploited and provide a move from flexible/bendable to stretchable products, defined by the needs of society. These products with a high future market potential, such as human monitoring patches, sensors in baby slings, theranostic dressings, will enable a move from “technology push” to “market pull” and will facilitate involvement of the ERA Chair into “Industry 4.0” revolution. STRENTEX project envisages the following activities:

  1. ERA Chair establishment – ERA Chair holder appointment and employment of his/her team members;
  2. Implementation of structural changes in FTN, for sustainable excellence;
  3. Raising research profile of the FTN and its staff, thanks to ERA Chair;
  4. Boosting FTN’s innovative capacities and capabilities;
  5. Dissemination, communication and exploitation activities.

Thanks to this Project, disparities in terms of research and innovation performance between Serbia and innovation leaders in EU will be significantly decreased. Far-reaching effects of the STRENTEX will be creation of world-class working environment and favourable eco-system for flourishing centre of excellence and innovative start-up companies, strengthening of the Serbian and European economy.

The project has received a funding of EUR 2,475,500.

Grant agreement ID: 854194

Project type
  • H2020
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • H2020
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
January 2020 - December 2024

Entry created by Admin on March 6, 2020
Modified on June 3, 2022