Research from the project was recently presented as part of an exhibition booth and poster presentations at the ‘3rd International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles’ in Manchester, UK. Dr Arash Shahidi presented a poster entitled ‘Development of a manufacturing process for a robust electronic yarn’ which focussed on the recent developments made in enhancing the durability of the core E-yarn and the current E-yarn manufacturing process. Nour Nashed’s poster, ‘Finite element analysis of the mechanical stresses on the core structure of electronically functional yarns’, explored using finite element modelling to optimise the resin encapsulation of components in E-yarns to improve durability. The E-textile conference is hosted by the EPSRC funded E-textiles network. Now in it’s third year the conference brings academics and member of industry together to discuss challenges and opportunities in the field. More information on the conference series is available here.