Project code: 18492
Description/ Acronym: SI I&DT Individual - SoftSleep
Duration (months): 24
Start Date (prevision): 01/07/2011
Start Date: 01/07/2011
Prevision End Date: 30/06/2013
Support measure: Individual Technological Research and development Incentive System (Operational Programme competitive factors)
Developer: Têxteis Penedo, S.A
Economic Activity Code: 13201 – Weaving of cotton type fibres
Project name: Development of intelligent bedding able of autonomous thermal management.
Schedule: 1 July 2011 – 30 June 2012
Total project budget: €472,851
Funding rate: 52.83 %
Project description: The aim of the project was to research and design intelligent bed clothes that could actively and autonomously control the temperature of different parts of a bed, balancing thermal insulation, breathability, flexibility and lightness.
The company worked alongside CITEVE and CeNTI in its industrial research and experimental development.
Main R&D stages
The main project stages were:
Acquisition of new knowledge
Tests and validation
Disclosure, advertising and marketing
Indirect cost management
The project results are to be demonstrated by the presentation of intelligent bed clothes that are autonomously able to control temperature. We also expect to develop the company’s in-house capability in integrated electronics, consolidating and increasing the company’s potential in the intelligent product niche.