Successful 7th Annual Public Conference: 29-30 March 2012, Brussels

The event entitled "From FP7 to HORIZON 2020: Making EU Research & Innovation Programmes fit for Small & Medium-sized Companies" featured presentations from 28 FP7 textile research projects across a wide range of subjects and also explored in detail how the European Commission and the European Technology Platform try to make European research, innovation & networking support programmes more accessible and manageable for industry, especially small and medium-sized companies from the textile and apparel sector.


The FP7 projects presented covered areas such as new fibre and textile material developments incl. composites, textile functionalisation and processing, new developments in protective textiles and other technical textile markets, new technologies and business models for consumer textile products incl. mass customisation, textile sustainability and recycling. A specific dissemination session of the CrossTexNet ERA-Net project immediately followed the Technology Platform event in the afternoon of 30 March.

All publicly available event documentation including the presentations at the plenary opening and closing sessions are available in the download area.

The Conference specifically supported dissemination of the following EU-funded projects

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