Resolutely turned towards the innovation, the ENSAIT accomodates a laboratory research, the GEMTEX, first French university laboratory in textile. Research is a motive fluid of the school. With the ENSAIT, the majority of the teachers are researchers, and the results of their work make evolve/move their lesson.
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This is an interdisciplinary organisation grouping together universities with established international reputations in textile education and research. It was founded in 1994.
The AUTEX Association consists of members within Europe (within and outside the European Union) and beyond, including the USA and China.
The secretariat is currently located at the Department of Textiles of Ghent University (Belgium).
The current president is Prof. V. Koncar from ENSAIT, Roubaix, France
Prof. R.H. Wardman from Heriot Watt University, Scotland is the current vice-president.


Multifunctional and intelligent textiles,
Flexible screens,
Smart clothes,
Intelligent parachutes,
Hybrid systems, modelling, identification & control


Communicative & Intelligent textiles,

Automation - Continuous and discrete systems,

Virtual Reality

Computer Networks


Rescue garment - VFIC
Flexible photovoltaic in textile structures - Dickson Constant
Textile sensors for parachites - DGA
Cosmetics - Clarins
Medical applications, controlled drug release

International Commitments

Scientific Director of ENSAIT in charge of International Strategy

Member of « International Program Committee « ISC - The International Industrial Simulation Conference » EUROSIS, The European Simulation Society.

Member of Expert Group « Thematic Expert Group – Smart Textiles & Clothing » in the framework of the « European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing ». AUTEX (Association of Universities for Textiles), EURATEX (The European Apparel and Textile Organisation) and TEXTRANET (the European Network of Textile Research Organisation).

Member of « Horizontal Task Group for Education & Training » » in the framework of the « European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing ». AUTEX, EURATEX and TEXTRANET.

Member of Governing Council of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing

Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Fashion Design,

Technology and Education, Taylor and Francis, www.informaworld.com/ijfdte.

Special Editor of Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Textile and Apparel, Ege University, Turkey

Member of Editorial Board of Textile Progress Journal, Taylor and Francis,