In order to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the European Textile and Clothing industry and to reinforce the position of Europe as a leading global player in the development and manufacturing of fibres, textiles, textile-based products and apparel, the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing pursues the following key objectives:

  • Organisation of an effective European-wide expert network involving industry, research organisations, public authorities, financial institutions and other stakeholders to join forces and coordinate their efforts in the field of research, development and innovation to the benefit of the European Textile and Clothing Industry.
  • Definition of a common industrial strategies and implementation of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) through targeted collaborative research, technology development and innovation efforts within the textile sector and in cooperation with related industries.
  • Development of structures and measures to improve the overall research, development and innovation framework conditions of this industrial sector focussing specifically but not exclusively on the removal of financial, educational, legal and regulatory obstacles.

Overall the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing will remain focussed on an allocation of its resources to the most promising fields of R&D and innovation action to ensure long-term industry competitiveness to the benefit of economic growth, jobs and sustainable development in Europe. It will continue to operate in an open and transparent way inviting every organisation and individual interested in research, development and innovation across Europe to join its activities.