Centrocot: CIRCULAR ECONOMY – Workshop in Barcelona – CircE Interreg Europe project 

Centrocot participated to the Barcelona Meeting of the CircE Interreg Europe project (European regions toward Circular Economy) on 23rd and 24th of November with the Lombardy Region Stakeholders Group.
Several best practices on circular economy and opportunities to exchange have been detected and analysed during the meeting in eight sectoral sessions.
The Textile sector has been one of those investigated as a priority sector of the partnership, notably by the Catalunya and Lombardy regions.


HS Niederrhein: International Week of Narrow Fabrics and Smart Textiles 

The International Week of Narrow Fabrics and Smart Textiles will take place in Moenchengladbach/Germany on February 19th to 23rd, 2018.

The following events will take place, which can be attended separately:
February 19th, 2018        Braiding Patterning Course
February 20th, 2018        Braiding Colloquium
February 21st, 2018        Narrow Weaving Colloquium
February 22nd, 2018       Smart Textiles Colloquium
February 23rd, 2018       Weaving Patterning Course

Find the program  and registration information at


Centexbel: International Composite Conference - Save the date

On 2 and 3 October 2018, Centexbel organises an international conference on Composites in Liège (Belgium). During the conference, the EU Horizon 2020 project BIO4Self, dedicated to the development of bio-based composites with unprecedented stiffness, will be amply presented during a half-day meeting. The call for lectures, programme and all practical details will soon be available on the Centexbel website agenda


ITA RWTH-Aachen: ITA student Kira Heins receives “Fibers – our Future” Young Talent Award 

On September 22, Prof. Dr. Kai Klopp, chairman of the sponsorship society for the promotion of the ITA, bestowed the “Fibers – our Future” Young Talent Award upon ITA student Kira Heins.
The prize, jointly funded with the Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), is awarded for the best ITA graduation thesis within biobased materials.
In her bachelor thesis Ms Heins researched the antibacterial properties of chemically altered biopolymers. Using the electric spinning process, wound pads are produced by coating its fabric with nano-fibres.

The AMIBM aims to promote excellent applied and transnational research by improving synergies between industry and academia. The cross-border research institute was founded jointly by Maastricht University and RWTH Aachen University.


UIT: Théophile Legrand International Textile Award - Call for applicants 2018 

In its ninth year, the International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards are being awarded under the auspices of the Fondation de France and coordinated by the Union des Industries Textiles (UIT), the union of textile industries, the employers' association representing the diversity of French textile branches and regions. In 2018, two prizes of € 8,000 and € 7,000 will be presented to those textile projects considered to be the most innovative.
Candidates must be from a textile engineering school or from a university . To qualify, the project should not yet have been commercialized. Candidates have until January 26, 2018 at midnight to submit their applications. Find all application information at

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