The CrossTexNet ERA-Net project for supporting applied textile research through joint national/regional funding has just published its 3rd call for proposals. Regional and national funding agencies from Belgium, France, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey participate in this call allowing companies and research organisation from the respective countries/regions can apply for funding. Submission deadline for project proposals is 12 March 2012.
The EC just published its official proposals to the European Parliament and the Council (Member States) for the future Framework Programmes for Research & Innovation (HORIZON 2020) and for Competitiveness & SMEs (COSME), which are to be the successors of FP7 and CIP.
€18 million European competition for collaborative R&D funding open to participants from Austria, Catalonia, Flanders, Germany, Israel, Poland, Sweden and the UK
Textile Innovation Needs Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Following a consultation with Technology Platform members during the summer months, the ETP secretariat issued a position paper on the draft roadmap of the Factories of the Future PPP (FoF) developed by the EFFRA Association.