Conference: Innovation for Textile Resource Efficiency, 22 Nov. 2012, Brussels

On 22 November 2012 Euratex and the European Textile Technology Platform organised in Brussels a high-level conference on innovation for greater resource efficiency (energy, water & materials) in the European textile and clothing industry. 

The event provided stakeholders with a picture on industry challenges for greater resource efficiency and how they can be linked to on-going/up-coming research and innovation policy initiatives and funding programmes of the European Commission in these areas.

Download here the conference press release - conference programme  and Conference proceedings

Topics addressed by the conference speakers included: challenges faced by the industry and current solutions; near-term opportunities for greater resource efficiency; medium-to-long-term objectives through further research & innovation work; relevant Commission’s policies and support programmes and benefits for the Textile & Clothing industry; the 2 Textile Flagships for Europe in the field of resource and material efficiency.

The conference also supported dissemination of results of a number of EU projects in the field of textile resource efficiency and sustainability such as ARTISAN or SESEC.


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