Curent projects


Clean process for dissolving wood cellulose for the production of textile yarns
The ANR REGENCELL project aims at developing a new textile production process from wood cellulose, as an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient alternative to the existing viscose polluting process.
Start : 03/2023 –  Stop : 08/2026
Contact : Joseph LEJEUNE – Aurélie CAYLA
Link to REGENCELL project on Gemtex website 


POlymer membranes for personal thermal COmfort Management
The ANR POCOMA project aims at developing passive polymer membrane for clothing in order to improve the thermal comfort felt by a person at rest through the control of Mid-InfraRed (Mid-IR) radiation.
Start : 10/2021 –  Stop : 03/2025
Contact : Joseph LEJEUNE
Link to POCOMA project on Gemtex website 


Collaborative Online International Learning In Digital Fashion
This European project introduce new teaching and learning methodology of digital fashion co-design in a virtual environment. It digitize of the fashion and textile programs targeting the textile and clothing industry. It promote internationalization of the digital skills in fashion and textile technology.
Start : 01/2022 –  Stop : 01/2025
Contact : Xianyi ZENG
Link to Digital Fashion project on Gemtex website  


3D printing of lithium ion batteries – Development of conductive monofilament formulations
The objectives of this IODA ANR project  (3D printing of lithium ion batteries) will be to continue the optimisation of composite filaments, to print complete batteries that are perfectly integrated into the shell of the object to be powered and to produce the very first prototypes of three-dimensional (3D) batteries
Start : 10/2020  Stop : 10/2024
Contact : Aurélie CAYLA Christine CAMPAGNE
Link to IODA project on Gemtex website 


Droplet-based Textile Microfluidics for High-Throughput Organoids Screening
The DROMOS ANR project has received funding from the ANR to develop a laboratory-scale machine for testing large numbers of organic cells in a small quantity (by volume) under test. 
Start : 10/2020  Stop : 03/2024
Contact : François BOUSSU Aurélie CAYLA – Fabien SALAUN
Link to DROMOS project on Gemtex website


Novel light activated smart textile fibers using diarylethene photoswitchesnoids Screening
The TACTIL ANR project objectives are to develop innovative, active photochromic fibres that can simultaneously change their macroscopic shape and color under light irradiation
Start : 10/2019  Stop : 03/2024
Contact : François RAULT –  Fabien SALAUN
Link to TACTIL project on Gemtex website


Mechanical characterisation of flax-based composites
This STIMULE project proposes to develop composite materials based on phosphorylated resins (obtained from epoxy precursors, modified flax gums) and flax fibres and to characterise their mechanical and fireproof properties.
Start : 10/2020  Stop : 01/2024
Contact : Damien SOULAT
Link to IGNIFLAX project on Gemtex website


Transparent Composite for Ballistic Impact Protection
The TRIBAL ANR project aims to lay the foundations for a concept of transparent composites – until now non-existent – to be integrated into ballistic protection systems (helmets, shields, portholes, windows, display cases, etc.). The project takes up two scientific challenges: 1) to develop a composite material composed of fibres and resin giving it optical transparency, 2) this transparent composite must demonstrate good resistance to ballistic impacts. 
Start : 03/19 –  Stop : 12/2023
Contact : Fabien SALAUN
Link to TRIBAL project on Gemtex website 


Secure and explainable healthcare with federated learning
In the frame of Secure and Explainable Healthcare with Federated learning (SEHFL), we with our UK based partner Shujun Li (University of Kent, UK) propose to develop an end-to-end smart healthcare framework for real-time use, based on the advanced Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligent (AI), Explainable AI and Blockchain.
Start : 09/2019 –  Stop : 06/2023

Contact : Kim Phuc TRAN
Link to SEHFL project on Gemtex website 



Eco-design of menstrual pants
This project is founded  by Ademe (Perfecto project). Use of biosourced fibres of French origin: 1. implementation of knitted structures, 2. eco-processes for the functionalization of various layers
the study will be finalised by an LCA study
Start : 10/2021 –  Stop : 06/2023
Contact : Usha MASSIKA – Anne PERWUELZ
Link to CMEC project on Gemtex website 


Launch and support of Tex-CARE, the circular fashion chair
Tex & Care aims, a STIMULE project, to produce and promote multidisciplinary scientific research on circular fashion, while making it accessible to as many people as possible. It also aims to support and train textile actors in the integration of sustainable technical and social innovations. Finally, it carries out training activities and partnerships between research and textile industry players.
Start : 09/2020 –  Stop : 03/2023
Contact : Anne PERWUELZ
Link to TEX&CARE project on Gemtex website


Mechanised Orthosis for children with neurological disorders
The MOTION Interreg project aims to develop bionic rehabilitation technology for children with neurological disorders to improve quality of life & to set up a transregional network to transfer this rehabilitation technology and related knowledge from research to practical application by linking with industry, healthcare professionals and users and to interact with policy makers for the creation of supportive frameworks. 
Start : 01/2019 –  Stop : 03/2023
Contact : Hayriye GIDIK – Link to MOTION project on Gemtex website


Braided textiles to improve the competitiveness of the composite materials industry in northwestern Europe.
The COBRACOMP Interreg project will strengthen the competitiveness of 80 SMEs in the value chain for the production of composite materials. A pilot braiding machine will be developed to develop two innovative textile architectures, as well as digital simulation and part design tools. 
Start : 01/2019 –  Stop : 01/2023
Contact : Xavier LEGRAND
Link to COMBRACOMP project on Gemtex website


Clean and innovative textiles strategy for circular economy.
The CLEANTEX Interreg project project will develop the tools for the upskilling of the textile sector and particularly higher education students, in order to obtain its objectives. 
Start : 11/2020 –  Stop : 01/2023
Contact : Anne PERWUELZ
Link to CLEANTEX project on Gemtex website


Bioresorbable knitted yarns and meshes for the treatment of genital prolapse
This interreg project consists of the creation of semi-resorbable textile reinforcement implants for the treatment of genital prolapse (commonly known as « organ descent »). These new implants will have mechanical properties perfectly adapted to the problem of genital prolapse.
Start : 11/2021 –  Stop : 12/2022
Contact : Aurelie CAYLAStéphane GIRAUDChristine CAMPAGNE
Link to PROBIOMESH project on Gemtex website


Eco-cycle Innovation for the Textile and Woodworking Industries 
The interreg Ecy-Twin project aims to engage companies in the cross-border area in the textile, clothing, wood and furniture sectors in the transformation of their business models towards sustainable growth.
Start : 07/2018 –  Stop : 12/2022
Contact : Anne PERWUELZ
Link to ECY TWIN project on Gemtex website 


Monitoring the detection and localization of fluid leaks on reported waterproofing membranes made of composite materials.
To prevent pollution of the environment by effluents, nuclear power plants are equipped with storage and fluid retention structures. In order to guarantee a tightness of these structures, membranes of composite materials are used as reported sealing systems.The contribution of the GEMTEX laboratory in this project lies in the development of a detector filament (liquid, mechanical stresses or gas) that will be made by melt spinning through the insertion of conductive nanocharges in an insulating thermoplastic (polymer composite driver).
Start : 09/2018 –  Stop : 12/2022
Contact : Christine CAMPAGNE
Link to MONI2TEX project on Gemtex website 


Circular fashion in Hauts-de-France: mobilisation and commitment of stakeholders for a transformative ecosystem.
Supported by ADEME, the French Agency for Ecological Transition, the REZOMODECO project aims to build a transformative ecosystem in fashion: proposing more responsible production, distribution and consumption in the textile sector. In contrast to the « fast fashion » economic model, which is based on the rapid renewal of short, low-priced ready-to-wear lines, the project’s researchers are proposing economic models that are more virtuous at the environmental, economic and social levels. 
Start : 09/06/20 –  Stop : 08/10/2022
Contact : Anne PERWUELZ
Link to REZOMODECO project



Self-regulating and self-contained solutions to maintain optimum temperature
The aim of the AUTOTHERM² (FUI) project is to develop a set of solutions aimed at designing a system consisting of a self-regulating temperature assembly combined with an energy recovery jacket capable of making the overall system autonomous. The project is intended for two types of application: heat therapy and protection against the cold for first and second skin clothing such as underwear or gloves.This heating system will provide comfort with wear by combining active heat, especially during extreme weather conditions.

Start : 10/2017 –  Stop : 10/2022
Contact : Christine CAMPAGNE
Link to AUTOTHERM2 project



3D matrices for tissue reconstruction. Application to breast reconstruction.
The MAT (T) ISSE interreg project proposes to create a new bioprosthesis, a Class 3 implantable medical device, which aims to help the body restore damaged areas following curative surgical procedures. This tissue restoration is done through the autologous collection of fat cells (adipose tissue) reimplanted on a synthetic and resorbable lace type textile structure.  
Start : 01/2018 –  Stop : 09/2022

Contact : Christine CAMPAGNE, Aurélie CAYLA, Éric DEVAUX
Link to MATISSE Project



Development of microstructured TEXtiles for stimuli-dynamic PHOTO filters.
The Phototex Interreg  project aims to develop a new smart textile type which improves comfort by a dynamic regulation of the space between body and textile. This smart textile should be able to give the infra-red radiation back depending on the body or external temperature and humidity (sweat).
Start : 07/2018 –  Stop : 09/2022

Contact : Eric DEVAUX , Christine Campagne, Joseph LEJEUNE
Link to PHOTOTEX Project



Smart Air FIltration & Remote Sensing.
The SAFIRS ANR project aims to set up a disruptive technological chain for the production of on-board electronic sensors on textiles permeable to air flows, in order to analyse the air quality and energy efficiency of a dedicated treatment plant to its renewal in confined spaces. The use of a textile matrix equipped with sensors, integrated into the filtration system is a generic offer to design connected detection systems for filter wear monitoring and energy efficient (pressure drop) as well as for the detection of toxic molecules such as formaldehyde and chloramines.
Start : 10/2019 –  Stop : 09/2022

Contact : Vlandan KONCARCedric COCHRANE
Link to SAFIRS Project on Gemtex website


Optimising the assortment of fashion collections and purchases using massive data and artificial intelligence
The Fashion trends 4.0 thesis project aims to is to develop a decision support tool for textile retailers in order to optimise: the assortment of collections by favouring products with high potential and by integrating the strategic and stylistic constraints of the retailer, and the quantities to be purchased by indicating to buyers the sales potential per product

Start : 10/2019 –  Stop : 09/2022
Contact : Sébastien THOMASSEY
Link to Fashion trends 4.0 on Gemtex website