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.


Successful 8th Annual Public Conference, 20-21 March 2013, Brussels

This year's conference’s entitled “Charting the Future of Textile Research and Innovation in Europe” presented results of recent French and German foresight studies on the future of the textile innovation in Europe and global growth markets for the next 10-20 years, the latest status of preparation of the EU’s HORIZON 2020 Programme  and the progress of the 7 pilot Textile Flagships for Europe.

During the conference's closing session, Euratex, Textranet and Autex,  the 3 founder members of the new European Technology Platform association Textile ETP a.i.s.b.l. expressed their objectives and commitment for this new entity. The new membership opportunities and services where explained in detail. The European Commission stressed their commitment to working closely with the European Technology Platforms in the coming years to align the priorities and funding opportunities of HORIZON 2020 with the needs of Europe's industrial research and innovation communities.

For more information on the conference including many of the conference presentations, visit the document download page. - Press Release



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

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