CITEVE- iTechStyle Summit - Call for Abstracts 

On behalf of the iTechstyle Summit Organizing Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to the2nd International Conference on Textiles & Clothing, taking place from February 28th - March 2nd 2018 in Porto, Portugal.

Considering the success of the previous iTechStyle Summit Conference, this 2nd edition will focus on the areas of:
- Digitisation and Dematerialisation of Textile Manufacture
- Sustainability and Circular Economy
- New Advanced Materials, Fibres and Structures
- Novel Applications of Textile Based Materials

Front-line experts from multidisciplinary research and application areas will share their knowledge and experience in these fields.

We invite you to be an active participant of the conference to showcase research and development efforts and discuss the results to promote networking and collaboration between academia, research and industry players.

The reviewed full text papers will be published and the conference proceedings will be Scopus® indexed.

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CENTROCOT: ENTeR - Expert Network on Textile Recycling 

In July Centrocot SpA, as Lead Partner, hosted the Kick Off meeting of the ENTeR project, co-funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE with  aims to create sustainable linkage among innovation actors and to develop new solutions for finding new green markets for scraps/waste and alternative solutions to raw materials.

The Partners will implement an effective interregional networking on textile industrial waste, based on an innovative on-line tool (material match making platform), for cataloguing, use and exploitation of industrial textile scraps and waste.

The project will contribute to strengthen the innovation capacity of the textile companies and to foster a closer cooperation on waste management and circular economy.

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ITA: SozioTex at the future conference "Bringing technology to humans" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Bonn, Germany 

Permanent networking through digital technologies was an important topic of the 3rd BMBF Future Conference "Bringing technology to people" on the 26th  – 27th  June 2017.

The interdisciplinary junior research group SozioTex presented their research results for the design of socio-technical systems for an aging workforce in the textile industry: How is human-machine interaction at a weaving machine possible?

A digital assistance system for the operation of weaving machines on a tablet app showed together with a band loom how human-oriented industry 4.0-production could look like in weaving industry.
The BMBF Future Conference was a success for the junior research group because of its exchange of information with different target groups, expanding of scientific networking and gaining of new impetus for the following research work.


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DITF-MR: From design to customized, on demand production: DITF present the ‘MICROFACTORY’ at MUNICH FABRIC START live 

Creativity meets digital technologies – find out how to answer market demands for customized products and on demand production. The live showcase of the MICROFACTORY allows visitors to experience a fully networked, integrated and seamless production chain, from 3D design to digital printing, cutting and assembling.

On behalf of the MUNICH FABRIC START, the DITF (German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research) present the MICROFACTORY set-up in cooperation with well-known partners from industry. The MICROFACTORY can be explored either individually or via free guided tours. "Realize now" - experience the way clothing can be produced on demand!

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IWTO: Wool for Future Markets theme of 2018 IWTO Congress, 14-16 May 2018 

Making up 40% of the world’s population, the first generation of the 21st century is starting to come of age.
Known as Generation Z, members of this demographic are environmentally aware, socially tolerant and globally connected. They believe current systems are broken and they will not be held responsible for further destruction.
Naturally grown by sheep and a valuable recyclate, wool offers many solutions to Generation Z’s concerns.
The International Wool Textile Organisation will dig deeper into Generation Z when it examines Wool for Future Markets at the next IWTO Congress, taking place 14-16 May 2018 in Hong Kong. Visit for more details.

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