10th annual ETP conference - 25-26 March 2015, Brussels - outline programme available

An outline programme for the 10th annual public ETP conference on 25-26 March 2015 in Brussels is available (download below) There will 4 thematic sessions dedicated to (1) sustainable and functional textile materials, (2) high-performance materials and technical applications, (3) key technologies and (4) new manufacturing concepts and business models. These will be framed by an opening and closing plenary dedicated to broader strategic and political trends. Several high-level speakers have already been confirmed and an updated event programme will be published in December.

Outline event programme

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European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing in the spotlight at ITMA 2015 Research and Education Pavilion

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) will be in the spotlight at ITMA 2015, the world’s most established textile and garment technology exhibition. Its key projects will be showcased at the exhibition’s Research and Education Pavilion (R&E Pavilion).

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6th ETTMa Call Launched - Submission deadline 15 January 2015

The European Textile Technology Platform has launched the 6th call of the European Textile Technology Marketplace (ETTMa). This service helps to more easily, quickly and cost-effectively connect European companies which look for innovative textile technologies with researchers from across Europe which look for industrial evaluation and exploitation of their research results and technology prototypes. The ETTMa service works as an Open Innovation platform. The ETTMa service is free of charge and is available to all textile & clothing companies and related research and technology providers based in Europe.

Download below all necessary documentation:

- A presentation which explains how ETTMa works, highlights some best practises and provides the full timeline for this call.

- A reply form for technology searches from companies

- A reply form for technology offers from research organisations

The deadline for submitting technology searches or technology offers is Thusday 15 Janury 2015.


3rd PPE Lead Market Conference - 18-19 November 2014, Brussels - 200 participants from 23 countries

The event followed in the tradition of the 2 preceding successful editions in 2008 and 2011 and provided a 360° view on all major aspects driving innovation in the Personal Protective Equipment sector in Europe. It brought together thought leaders from all stages of the PPE value chain including procurers and end users from across Europe. The event was co-organised by all major trade federations of the PPE value chain in Europe and the European network of public procurers of PPE. It represented an excellent networking opportunity with a less commercial focus than a trade fair and a less technical scope than a scientific conference.

Conference programme

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3rd PROsumer.NET conference & final Fashion-able event, 15-16 October 2014

This public conference will present the strategy, management and next actions of the Design-based Consumer Goods Cross-ETP, a joint initiative of the Textile ETP with similar networks in other consumer goods sectors, which the European Commission has  officially recognised. It resulted from the work carried out in the PROsumer.NET project in 2011-2013. 

At this event also the final results of the Fashion-able EU project will be presented, which has developed new materials, production processes and business models for individualised fashion and functional wear for people with special needs. Download here the final programme & the registration form. More info available at

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