9th Annual Public Conference - Effective Textile Technology Transfer from Research to Industry - close to 160 participants - registrations are closed

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing will organise 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 will present 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)

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The event actively supports the dissemination of the following projects:

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TEPPIES call and brokerage event

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.

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Save the date - 9th Annual ETP Conference takes place on 31 March -1 April 2014 in Brussels

The 9th Annual Public Conference of the Textile ETP will take place on 31 March - 1 April 2014 in Brussels. The title of the event is “Effective textile technology transfer from research to industry” and the event should feature best practice cases from around Europe incl. FP6/FP7 projects, effective systems and platforms for technology transfer in the T/C sector and related innovation financing issues.

The event will be organised in collaboration with the SustaSmart ( and 2BFuntex ( projects.

Programme and registration will be available in January 2014.

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1st European Textile Flagships Conference, 23-25 October 2013, Brussels - registrations closed

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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

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Launch of 4th call of European Textile Technology Marketplave - ETTMa

After good results of the first three calls in 2011 and 2012, the European Textile Technology Platform is today launching the 4th 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 with a process similar to the TEPPIES system. 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, summarises the results of the previous calls and provides the full timeline for this 4th 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 Friday 12 July 2013.

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