Professor Chokri Cherif is Awarded the Cross of Merit of the Republic of Tunisia 


Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caid Essebsi, the Day of the Sciences was celebrated in July in Carthage (Tunis). On this occasion, a renowned scientist from Dresden, Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Chokri Cherif was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Republic of Tunisia by the Tunisian President for his outstanding achievements abroad. For the first time, this award has been given to a Tunisian living abroad.

Within the past 12 years, Professor Cherif successfully advanced the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) to become a thriving institute with currently 240 employees. He has been responsible, inter alia, for more than 1500 publications, 230 patents and 72 national as well as international awards. It has been a particular highlight for him to receive the Future Prize of the German President for Innovation and Technology on November 30th 2016 in Berlin.

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Smart Textronics Centre of KITECH, SKKU and ITA opens in South Korea 

In September, the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology and the Sungkyunkwan University (both South Korea) together with the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (Germany) opened the Smart Textronics Centre in Ansan, South Korea.

This unique cooperation brought the outstanding competences of the partners and their respective countries together to mass produce smart textiles and to start an international R&D program. ITA, as part of RWTH Aachen University, stands for automated textile production, which is constantly advanced in the Smart Textronics Centre in Aachen. The Korean partners in turn bring their excellent know-how in the area of textiles, consumer electronics and digitisation to the table.

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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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