Suominen to host contest at TexHack

Nonwoven manufacturer Suominen will host a contest at TexHack, a two-day innovation event by Finnish Textile and Fashion organisation. Suominen will challenge the participating teams to explore what could be achieved by integrating smart technology into nonwoven products. The two-day event will kick-start from November 6 in Helsinki, Finland.


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The goal of TexHack is to find solutions to tomorrow’s challenges today and to find new tools to promote the success of the Finnish textile and clothing industry.

"Suominen wants to create nonwovens that others cannot and at TexHack we ask innovative people to help us push the boundaries of what is possible in nonwovens," Markku Koivisto, chief technology officer at Suominen, said. "We would like to see consumer goods experts, material specialists, technology professionals and digital designers take up the challenge."

Representatives from four different companies and the event facilitators will help participating teams draft the best possible solutions to four separate challenges. At the end of the hackathon, participants will present their solution proposals, and the judges, among whom are corporate representatives as well as third-party experts, will reward the best proposal with a grand prize of €5,000. Groups will also have the opportunity to negotiate for further cooperation with the companies.

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