Smart garments & equipment - Workshop of the CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum Personal Protective Equipment 

When: Thursday, 7 September 2017
Where: Brussels - CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
Registration: participation is free of charge but registering is obligatory. Please download the registration form, (word format) and send it back duly completed by 25 August 2017
Programme: agenda (pdf format)
Language of the workshop: English

Contact: Andreas Schleifer

For whom?

The workshop is intended for representatives of:

  • Manufacturers and designers of smart (protective) garments and equipment
  • Eectronics (sensors, communication, …) that can be applied in smart equipment
  • Researchers
  • Test laboratories, authorities
  • Societal stakeholders
  • Other interested parties


In our daily life, we see more and more 'smart' products appearing, also in garments and other (protective) equipment. Continuous developments of this type of products will further improve the performance and functionalities in the near future.

To make sure that market introduction of this type of products is not hindered by lack of assessment methods to prove compliance with legal requirements, for instance on the protective functionalities, it is necessary to make sure that standards are up-to-date with these developments.


An exiting and interactive one day workshop for a better understanding of the development of smart garments, textiles and equipment, with feedback on the needs and expectations from users and testing authorities.

During the workshop participants will have the possibility to showcase in a couple of minutes (maximum 5 minutes) the newest developments and share the experiences with standardizes and the conformity assessment community. If you are interested, please indicate this on your registration form.