http://www.hogent.be

About HOGENT

HOGENT University of Applied Sciences & Arts (hereinafter HOGENT) has more than 14.000 students and ca. 2.000 staff members, including over 200 researchers. HOGENT aims for excellence in education, research, services to society and artistic practice. HOGENT wants to be a broad gateway to higher education and creates the preconditions for students to study successfully. Central to all its study programmes are future-proof skills such as critical and ethical thinking, flexibility and creativity, an investigative and entrepreneurial attitude, social and communicative skills, and problem-solving ability. Education at HOGENT is tailored to each student. HOGENT’s programmes are designed in close interaction with the world of work and are characterized by a practical and professional orientation. Teaching has a strong focus on interdisciplinarity, teamwork, and societal relevance. 

Competences

HOGENT’s FTILab is acknowledged by the EU as a KETs Centre (Key Enabling Technologies)

Clothing comfort: impact of material, garment fit and design on comfort of sportswear and protective clothing

Sustainable materials: use of EU-origin natural materials (hemp) and improving their processing and application aspects, composites from alternative resources, e.g. waste, by-products, application of biotechnology for fabric finishing, plasma treatment, design for recycling

Smart materials: (multi) functional coated fabrics, conductive fabrics, textile sensors

Digitization: Digitized product development, manufacturing (digital printing, 3D body scanning, ..) and value chains, mass customization


Projects

HOGENT 

Cannabisness

Scaling up cultivation and processing of hemp for textile applications in the biobased economy

Hemp4Textiles

Fibre hemp for textile applications

Smartseam

Sensory and Actuating Functional Seams Applying Hybrid Yarns for the FashionTech Industry

Climatex

Smart textile cooling systems

Street Address

HOGENT - FTI Lab
Buchtenstraat 11
9051 Gent

Belgium

Postal Mail Address

HOGENT - FTI Lab
Buchtenstraat 11
9051 Gent
Belgium

Contact Person

Alexandra De Raeve
Head of Fashion, Textile and Wood Technology Department
+32 478 97 01 67

alexandra.deraeve@hogent.be

EMPOWER THE TEXTILE & FASHION INDUSTRIES TO TRANSFORM INTO AN CIRCULAR, BIO-BASED AND DIGITIZED INDUSTRY