On September 25th, the GeniusTex consortium presented its approach to creating innovation in Smart Textiles at the Aachener Innovationsplatform (AIP). The AIP is an open networking conference by the RWTH Technology & Innovation Management Institute. Its objective is to discuss upcoming ideas and trends in managing innovation, R&D, and new technologies in established companies. Participants include R&D leaders, corporate innovation managers, technology managers, strategists, consultants and enables, and past and present members of the RWTH TIM Institute. The AIP was a great forum to discuss the open innovation and business model of the GeniusTex platform