Textile for Health 2017


Connect with potential business project partners at the

Congress on Innovations in Textiles for Healthcare 


Following the success of the 1st edition of the health care congress, Centexbel organises together with Fedustria, POM West-Vlaanderen and Enterprise Europe Network the second edition of the European congress on INNOVATIONS IN TEXTILES FOR HEALTHCARE covering one and a half days, including lectures, scientific posters, sponsor exhibition stands and B2B meetings.

Enterprise Europe Network Flanders invites you to participate in the matchmaking event during the second edition of this Congress.

The congress addresses both the TEXTILE INDUSTRY and HEALTHCARE SECTOR. The intense cooperation and co-creation between these sectors results in market developments with a distinct social and economic added value.

Participation in the matchmaking event gives you the opportunity to have bilateral meetings with the other participants: a private meeting where you can discuss your project idea, request, offer, know how with a potential partner even if you had no presentation.



The B2B meetings are free of charge, however a participation fee and registration to the congress are required.


Main Topics

  • Healthcare
  • Textile industry
  • Bedding/sleeping
  • Wound care
  • Hygiene

How does it work?

  • Register and publish your collaboration wishes
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • One week before the event you receive your meeting schedule

Why to participate?

In pre-arranged bilateral meetings, participants have the opportunity to:

  • make most of the meeting with personalized 30 minutes-meetings
  • discuss about cooperation opportunities
  • find new partners, establish new business relationships
  • reach new international markets
  • find new business opportunities
  • promote your company profile with a specific offer or request
  • get support and follow-up after the start of the agreement


One of the purposes of this B2B meetings is to match

  • organisations active in the care and cure sector having special needs/requests for innovative textiles with textile companies
  • textile companies with potential innovations for the care and cure sector

Do not hesitate and manage dedicated business contacts during the congress by joining our Matchmaking sessions! You will not miss anything of the conference because the meetings ONLY take place during the breaks!


Participants will benefit from the interesting lectures, posters and exhibition during the congress and the additional opportunity to meet potential partners for their innovative technology and business.

It’s an ideal way to find potential  business and cooperation partners, in pre-arranged 30 minute meetings in one location. You simply need to Register, present yourself, your company, your technology online and select partners of interest to you in advance of the event.
For further details go to “How it Works”


Supported by

closed since 6 Feb 2017
Registration 10 Jul – 6 Feb
Meeting Selection 23 Jan – 6 Feb
Event 7 Feb – 8 Feb
Costs Participation cost of the congress
Venue Academiestraat 1
Gent, Belgium
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 36
Meetings 50
Belgium 22
Czech Republic 1
Germany 1
Morocco 1
Slovenia 1
South Korea 9
Sweden 1
Total 36
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Before Event376
After Event 1