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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ETP news in brief n° 13 now available

Check the ETP newsletter for a quick overview on latest developments and activities of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing.

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Launch of the 3rd call of the European Textile Technology Marketplace ETTMa

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.

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Crosstexnet launched its fourth call for proposals 

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

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