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Friday
Mar012019

Annual ETP Conference and General Assembly - Registration Open

The next Annual Textile ETP Conference and General Assembly will be held in Brussels on 24-25 April 2019. The Conference is entitled "Circular - Bio-based - Digital: the Keys to Europe's Textile Future". The 2-day event will feature industrial, scientific and political keynote speeches as well as final results dissemination sessions of EU projects RESYNTEX, Bio4Self & ArtCherie as well as presentations from further EU projects.

The Annual General Assembly will be held in the evening of 24 April. Major points on its agenda will be the adoption of the new ETP Strategy and the election of a new President and Vice-President team.

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detailed programme is available here

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Wednesday
Jan312018

1st European Textile Start-up Summit - 17-18 April 2018 in Brussels

The 2018 annual public conference of the Textile ETP on 17-18 April in Brussels will feature the 1st European Textile Start-up Summit.

Over recent years a vibrant and growing start-up scene in the textile and fashion industry has sprung up all over Europe. This event will bring together this new breed of brave young textile innovators and start-up entrepreneurs which bravely challenge the incumbents in this long-established industry and opens entirely new markets for textile-based products and services.

What to expect:

-       Testimonials and success stories of the best textile start-up’s from across Europe

-       Lessons and advice from investors and start-up facilitators

-       Information about EU start-up support policies and programmes

-       Networking with textile innovators, technology developers, entrepreneurs, funders and multipliers from across Europe

The annual General Assembly of the Textile ETP will take place in the margins of the conference in the morning of 17th April.

Venue: Radisson Blu Royal hotel, Brussels

Download here the  complete Conference Programme

 

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Friday
Nov242017

PPE Conference - Sustainability, Digitalisation, smat wearables and EU regulation as drivers of PPE innovation

Over 100 participants from 22 European countries covering the entire PPE value chain from fibre to end use came together in Brussels to explore the main trends that will shape the future of the PPE market in the coming years.

The three main themes covered in the event were sustainability, digitalization and smart wearables. These three domains see rapid technology developments which give the actors across the PPE value chain a vast array of opportunities to innovate products, processes, services and business models.

The event was co-organised by the Textile ETP, Euratex, ETSA and ESF.

Download here a summary report of the event.

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Thursday
Apr272017

Event report - Annual ETP Conference

More than 170 members of the European Textile Technology Platform and other stakeholders gathered on 30-31 March in Brussels at the 12th Textile ETP Annual Conference for an overview on on-going European collaborative research in textile and clothing and to discuss with EU policy makers the needs and opportunities for future EU support.

Textile research in Europe is extremely broad ranging from advanced fibre materials research to sustainability, digitisation and development of new applications of textiles in new high added value end markets. The 28 European projects that presented their activities and results to date at the 12th ETP Annual Public Conference proved this in a very impressive way.

Among the project results exhibits was even a pilot-scale machine. The Fibersort machine aims at accelerating the new circular textile system by automatically sorting textile waste items based on their fibre compositions.

The Annual Conference was dedicated to the exploration of textile related research across the major European Research and Innovation Programmes including HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE+ and INTERREG. The 28 projects were divided in parallel sessions according to the four topics of the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) presented in October 2016: Smart, high-performance materials, Advanced digitised manufacturing, value chains and business models, Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency, High-value added solutions for attractive growth markets.

Download here the full event report and an overview of all presented projects.

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Friday
Nov182016

Annual Public Conference 2017 on 30-31 March in Brussels

The next Annual Conference of the Textile ETP will take place on 30-31 March 2017 in Brussels. The focus of the event will be "Textile Research in HORIZON 2020". At the conference, we will provide a dissemination platform to all textile-related EU projects currently running or recently completed, whether they are funded by H2020, COSME, LIFE+ and other programmes. We will also use this event to present the ETP’s views on H2020 and discuss with EU policy makers the opportunities during the remainder of the programme and some first orientations for the funding programme that should succeed H2020. Find here the conference programme - As usual we will also hold the Annual General Assembly of the ETP in the margins of the conference, in the evening of 30 March.

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