Successful European Research & Education Pavilion at ITMA 2011

Strong European Technology Showcase

Under the umbrella of the European Technology Platform, Euratex, Textranet & AUTEX jointly set up this European textile research and education showcase composed of some 25 stands of research organisations & EU projects on 22-29 Sept. at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. The impressive high-tech showcase was also used to strengthen the sector image in a visit of European Commission representatives from DG Research & Innovation and DG Enterprise & Industry.

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Textile Platform organises FP7 project brokerage event on 29/09/2011 in Brussels

Present your project ideas - find project partners - obtain recommendations from EC officials

In 29 Sept. 2011 the European Textile Technology Platform organises a project brokerage event in Brussels for the textile-related FP7 workprogramme topics of the 2012 calls of FP7  published in late July.

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ETP News in brief n° 10 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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HORIZON 2020- The future EU research & Innovation Programme takes shape

The public consultation on the future EU research & innovation framework programme closed in May. Many of the priorities included in the Euratex & Textranet position papers are also highlighted in the consultation results just published by the EC. These include administrative simplification, better access for industry, especially SME’s and the maintenance of successful elements such as collaborative research funding and the support for European Technology Platforms. In the process also a new name for the next programme has been fund, based on public vote: HORIZON 2020—the Framework Programme for Research & Innovation. More information at:


1st Public PROsumer.NET Seminar, 22 June 2011, Brussels

Towards a roadmap on future Research & Innovation needs in the European Consumer Goods Industries

The 1-day event featured a broad range of presentations from industry, leading researchers and the European Commission. The seminar follows in the footsteps of the 1st European Conumer Goods Research Conference organised by the same stakeholders in February 2010. The draft research and innovation roadmap resulting from this first event will be further developed in much more breadth and depth by the 2-years PROsumer.NET project.
This seminar prepared the ground for the roadmapping work of the PROsumer.NET pro-ject over the next 2 years and represented a first occasion to connect and network with industry and research experts from across several consumer goods sectors, also beyond those covered by the 5 involved technology platforms. 
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