Shemakes Open Call for Transfer Labs

The shemakes open call for labs, which will expand our network with 12 new transfer labs, is now OPEN is a two-year, Horizon 2020 EU-funded project that is constructing a gender-aware innovation ecosystem that supports women working towards a more sustainable textile and clothing industry through new skills, technology and innovation as well as to networking, business modelling and role models. The consortium seeks to expand the network through the integration of 12 new labs in EU and Associated Countries to hold learning activities, to expand the shemakes handbook of tutorials, to organize community activities, to mentor and incubate women entrepreneurs, to conduct reaserch on DIY tools for wool processing, dyeing and microproducing and to expand the community and network.

During the project labs will:

  • Receive funds that will cover the purchase of materials, tools and small equipment to conduct relevant activities at your lab
  • Learn from and connect with shemakes “gurus” from the six partner labs
  • Collaborate with one of shemakes ambassadors who will travel to your lab and help develop activities for your community
  • Co-design innovation by and for women in the Textile and Clothing sector
  • Test innovation in real environments, with non-profit associations and like-minded businesses

As part of the network the lab will:

  • Get access to the knowledge generated by the community
  • Use shemakes platform services
  • Showcase your collaborative work on the shemakes platform
  • Gain access to the combined networks of Fabricademy and TCBL and participate in their events
  • Develop synergies with other members in the network for future funds and collaborations.

Deadline for applications: November 30, 2021
Funds to be allocated for activities in January – June 2022

Link for information, conditions and application: Open Call for shemakes Labs | Shemakes