After good results of the first two calls in Oct. 2011 and April 2012, the European Textile Technology Platform is today launching the 3rd 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.
The deadline for submitting technology searches or technology offers is Friday 7 December 2012.
The CrossTexNet ERA-Net project for supporting applied textile research through joint national/regional funding has just published its 4th call for proposals. Regional and national funding agencies from Belgium, France, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Turkey, participate in this call allowing companies and research organisation from the respective countries/regions to apply for funding. Submission deadline for project proposals is 4 January 2013. For more information and access to all relevant call documents please visit www.crosstexnet.eu.
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On 17 Sept. 2012 the European Textile Technology Platform & the PROsumer.NET project organise a project brokerage event in Brussels for the textile & consumer goods related FP7 workprogramme topics of the 2013 calls published in July.
On 27 Sept. 2012 a 2nd project brokerage event will be held for call topics related to material and process technology topics as well as technical and protective applications.