Virginie Canart is a business developer in the field of interactive textiles for EuraMaterials innovation cluster. Virginie obtained an engineering degree with a specialization in smart textiles at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Germany. She has been working for more than 6 years at Centexbel as researcher and project leader on various smart textiles projects (CrossTexNet, FP7, Interreg). She gained experience in sensor integration in the fabric and in the yarn but also on the technical coordination of companies in different fields. At EuraMaterials for more than 2 years, she currently works to support textile companies and start-ups towards the industrial scale up and new economic models.