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
Location: Guimarães
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
Preliminary studies
Technical specifications
Product development
Building prototypes
Tests and validation
Disclosure, advertising and marketing
Project management
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.

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