The European Textile Technology Platform has launched the 5th call of the European Textile Technology Marketplace (ETTMa). This service should help 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.
The event follows in the tradition of the 2 preceding successful editions in 2008 and 2011 and will provide a 360° view on all major aspects driving innovation in the Personal Protective Equipment sector in Europe. It will bring together thought leaders from all stages of the PPE value chain including procurers and end users from across Europe. The event is supported by all major trade federations of the PPE value chain in Europe and the European network of public procurers of PPE. It will represent an excellent networking opportunity with a less commercial focus than a trade fair and a less technical scope than a scientific conference.
Learn more about the conference at www.textile-platform.eu/ppe-conference2014
Successful 9th Annual Public Conference - Effective Textile Technology Transfer from Research to Industry - over 150 participants
The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing organised its 9th Annual Public Conference on 31 March - 1 April 2014 in Brussels. The event is entitled Effective Textile Technology Transfer from Research to Industry. During this one-and-a-half-day event speakers from the industry, from technology transfer organisations and from public authorities presented practical experiences, best practices and support instruments for successfully dealing with all aspects of technology transfer such as:
- Technology scouting and industry dissemination of research results
- Cross-sectoral technology transfer and its related challenges such as set-up of joint development networks, standardization, market education
- Innovation financing and IPR management
- Support mechanisms for SME’s at regional level (clusters and smart specialisation)
Download here the detailed conference programme.
The event actively supported the dissemination of the following projects:
Successful event with 110 participants in total, from 20 countries. Presentations are available for Textile ETP members in the internal document library.
Following the first calls of the HORIZON 2020 Programme, the Textile ETP has launched a call of its TEPPIES scheme, which supports companies and researchers to develop good project proposals and build strong European project consortia. Deadline for submission of project ideas was 15 January 2014.
On 23-24 January 2014 a brokerage event will take place in Brussels during which project ideas can be presented and EC officials will explain the details of 2014 HORIZON 2020 call topics most relevant for textile-related research.
This event will showcase the progress that the 7 European Textile Flagship initiatives have made after their first year of work. Each flagship will be covered by a full day conference session featuring (1) objectives and results of the flagship, (2) major EU initiatives and funding programmes linked to this flagship, (3) major innovation and end market trends in each area and (4) some key technology developments incl. results of EU projects.
In October, HORIZON 2020 the new EU research and innovation funding programme is expected to be fully adopted and ready to launch its first funding calls before end of 2013, details of which will be featured at the conference. In additional there will be scope for extensive networking. EU projects will have a possibility to disseminate their results through presentations and information stands. Download here the conference outline - registration form - hotel reservation