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Tuesday
Jun212016

EU Textiles - Going Digital, Going High-Tech: International Conference on 12-13 October 2016 in Brussels - Registration Open

In its transition towards a 4th Industrial Revolution the European Textile and Clothing industry rapidly adopts advanced digitised manufacturing processes and technologies, uses smart materials and explores new high value added growth markets for textile based solutions. To map out future technological and market applications for textiles and the research and new knowledge needed to fully realise these opportunities, the European Textile Technology Platform has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for the next 10 years. This Research Agenda together with many industry, research, technology and project cases will be presented at a high-level conference on 12-13 October 2016 in Brussels.

On 12 October a series of plenary sessions will be dedicated to key technology developments in the major manufacturing stages such as fabric formation, textile surface processing and assembly and fashion production. On 13th October a succession of plenary and parallel sessions will explores market opportunities and technology trends in key technical textile application areas such as construction, health care, sports, protection, environment and agriculture. The event is expected to bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the textile and clothing from across Europe.

Download here the conference programme, the detailed programme of the TECLO project side event on 13th October, the conference registration form and the hotel booking form.

The event supports the dissemination of the following European projects:

 

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Monday
Apr182016

RegioTex initiative launched at Annual ETP Conference on 13 April in Brussels

Well over 100 participants from 23 regions across 19 EU countries attended the public launch of the RegioTex initiative held on 13-14 April at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The event was co-organised by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) and EURATEX - the European Apparel and Textile Confederation.

The RegioTex initiative brings together stakeholders from the textile, clothing and related industries and public authorities in a joint effort to develop and implement strategies that will facilitate and accelerate the emerging industrial renewal in traditional manufacturing regions across Europe. The goal is to strengthen the regional textile innovation capacities such as clusters, technology or training centres and to establish effective European collaboration and peer-to-peer learning between regional actors.

Please find more details in the press release.

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Wednesday
Jan132016

Boosting Regional Textile Innovation in Europe - Annual Public ETP Conference on 13-14 April 2016 in Brussels

The 11th annual public conference of the Textile ETP takes place on 13-14 April 2016 in Brussels. The event is entitled Boosting Regional Textile Innovation in Europe. It will be the first public showcase of our newly launched Cross-regional Textile Innovation Initiative. The plan is to use the Textile ETP as a catalyst for strengthening regional textile innovation capacities across Europe by better deployment of Smart Specialisation funds and by more cross-regional collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.

The event will bring together regional policy makers from Europe's foremost textile regions as well as companies, clusters, industry associations, technology, research, education and training organisations which sustain the regional textile innovation machines across Europe. Presentations on new Regional Innovation Support Policies and many Industrial Success Stories will underpin the importance of the regional dimension to the sustainance of textile and clothing industry growth and jobs in Europe.

The event will take place at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Download here the final programme .

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Monday
Jan112016

EC Magazine research*eu with special feature on textile research and innovation

The December 2015 - January 2016 issue of research*eu the European Commission's magazine to promote news stories from EU research and innovation programmes includes a 10-page special feature entitled "New Horizons for the Textile Value Chain". Individual articles and interviews cover on-going or recently completed textile research projects such as I-TEX (LED-embedded textiles), INE IAPS (protectors for motorcyclists), NEWMOON (instant monitoring of newborns), VISUALOOK (virtual fitting room), MYWEAR (smart protective wear), TAILORFIT (workflow solutions for made-to-measure production), UPCYCLING THE OCEANS (marine litter into textile products), MACH-TO (productivity-enhancing retrofits for knitting machines) & DIGIFIN (Digital Textile Finishing). The full publication is available for download from here.

Wednesday
Jun242015

Conference "Innovating for Textile Sustainability" & HORIZON 2020 Brokerage Event - 28-29 October 2015, Brussels - Over 150 participants

 

Textile and fashion products made in Europe are renowned for their creativity, innovation, quality and increasingly the environmental and social responsibility with which they are produced.


Constant improvement in materials, production processes and supply chain management can further optimise the sustainability performance of the European textile and clothing industry.

 

However to achieve real step-changes in material circularity, resource-efficient manufacturing and smart on-demand business operations, radically new concepts, technologies and business models are required.

 

Join the “Innovating for Sustainability in European Textiles and Clothing” Conference to:

  • Listen to European thought leaders on textile sustainability of the 21st century
  • Discover industry innovators and technology disruptors working already today on the sustainability solutions of tomorrow
  • Learn about tools and solutions that EU initiatives bring to the industry across Europe
  • Understand how digitisation and material circularity can enable entirely new market approaches and business models

Representatives from the entire European fibres, textile and clothing value chain, from research and technology organisations, industry federations, consulting and service companies as well as policy makers and the media are expected for the event.

 

The event will take place at HUSA President Park hotel in Brussels. Download here the detailed programme

 

The event will be followed by EU research and innovation funding seminar and project brokerage event on 29 October at the same venue. Download here the Detailed Agenda

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