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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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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PROsumer.NET Final Event - major European Conumer Goods Innovation Showcase, 27-28 May 2013, Brussels

After 2 years of expert networking, surveying and roadmapping the PROsumer.NET project, supporting the European Consumer Goods Research Initiative, showcased its final results at a  public conference on 27-28 May in Brussels.

You can read a short event summary, download most conference presentations or watch selective presentations on-line at

To remain connected and up-to-date on the latest activities of the PROsumer.NET Initiative you can join the Linked-in group at

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Textile ETP founded as independent legal entity

In early March 2013 the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing has been established as an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (a.i.s.b.l.).

The association has 3 founder members:

- Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation

- Textranet, the European Network of Textile Research and Technology Organisations

- Autex, the Association of Universities for Textiles

The organisation will have its offices in Brussels at the Euratex premises. After holding its constituting General Assembly, the new organisation is expected to start operations in April 2013. The overall objectives and activities of the platform will remain unchanged, but new membership opportunities will be introduced tailored to the specific interests of companies/organisations in the European networking and information services that the Textile ETP provides.

Please refer to this presentation about the new structure and membership opportunities.

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