The University of Southampton

Micro fabrication production technology for MEMS on new emerging smart textiles/flexibles

Nanomaterials and Dielectrics, Novel Sensors, Systems Design

The Microflex project is a Framework program 7 EU funded project and was submitted to the FP7-NMP-2007-Large-1 call.

The Microflex project is concerned with flexible materials in the form of high added value smart fabrics/textiles which are able to sense stimuli and react or adapt to them in a predetermined way.

Microflex will exploit micro fabrication to produce, using custom printing process, active functions cost efficiently. We propose to develop fundamental micro fabrication production technologies for MEMS on fabrics/textiles using flagship demonstrator applications. This will result in a cheap, east to design, flexible, rapid way to manufacture multifunction smart textiles/garments for a large set of multi-sectorial applications.

Primary investigator

Secondary investigators


  • Josef Stefan Institute
  • Deutsche Institute fur Textil und Fasrforschung Denkendorf
  • OVD Bonfort
  • Klopman International
  • Insensor
  • Paul Boye Technologies
  • University of Magdeburg
  • Institut Francais du Textile et de l'Habillement
  • Elasta
  • Ardeje
  • Saati
  • Leitat

Associated research group

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
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