To investigate the different kinds of expertise necessary for the development of Smart Textile Services we initiated an assignment to develop new Smart Textile Services concepts for elderly that can be used during rehabilitation (ten Bhömer, et all 2012) and executed this project in 2 different institutes: Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Eindhoven University of Technology.

This report highlights the contribution of V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media to the CRISP Smart Textile Services project. V2_s main aim within this project was to stimulate innovation through artistic Research & Development (aRt&D).

In the Amsterdam RAI on the 12th of November the 'innovatie-estafette' was held. On this event, multiple talents were rewarded with the 'Toekomstmakers' prize for their innovations and creation of sustainable products. In the category of 'up-and-coming talents' Pauline van Dongen won this award.

This weekend, the Smart Textile Services project 'TexTales' was posted on Kickstarter. This way, Kristi Kuusk and her co-workers hope to be able to further develop the project.

At 17 December at the Waag Open Space there will be an open workshop about hypercrafting smart textiles for well-being. At the event the future of smart textiles in health care will be discussed. Several interesting topics will be addressed; how can we get users to participate? Which technological solutions are already there?

On the 20th of October the Waag Society organises the 'OpenKnit Machine Workshop'. In collaboration with the TU/ Eindhoven and designer and tech pioneer, Gerard Rubio, the workshop will be about the possibilities of building and using your own digital knitting machine which can  produce your designs in no-time. What are the possibilities of co-ownership?

From 13 to 17 October, a new ArcInTex conference will take place at the TU Eindhoven. The conference is about shaping (un)common grounds; what happens if we blend several disciplines (e.g. textile developers, designers, electrical engineers) to work closely together to open a new world of opportunities in the textile industry.

Michelle Baggerman is a research associate at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. She is connected with the Smart Textile Services project and recently presented her project about using waste materials in textile weaving at the Dutch Design Week. Precious Waste uses old plastic bags to create yarn. This yarn is used to create new products.

From 21 January 2015 till 22 February 2015, the Textiel Museum in Tilburg has several Smart Textile Services prototypes on display. The exhibition shows visitors the value of Smart Textiles in Product Service Systems and explains the goal of the project and how it all started.

On 23rd,24th and 25th of May, work from the CRISP Smart Textile Services project will be shown at Openluchthotel 2015 in Leiden. Openluchthotel is a cultural pop-up hotel in the open air in which the work of international artists and local talent is on display. At this festival, music is interspersed with dance, art and poetry.