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Launch of new Masterclass: Innovation in Circular & Biobased Textiles

The Tex­tile ETP, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with STFI (DE), RISE (SE), Cen­tex­bel (BE), and Cen­tro­cot (IT) launch­es a new Euro­pean Mas­ter­class in the spring of 2022, focus­ing on Inno­va­tion in Cir­cu­lar & Biobased Tex­tiles. The 20-month learn­ing jour­ney will pro­vide state-of-art knowl­edge, pre­sent­ed by key tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion lead­ers, 5 the­mat­ic mod­ules will be cov­ered through month­ly webi­na­rs, two in-per­son work­shops, and a clos­ing con­fer­ence. Besides gain­ing knowl­edge, under­stand­ing mar­ket, and reg­u­la­to­ry trends, projects, tech trends, and strate­gies, the Mas­ter­class pro­vides the oppor­tu­ni­ty to net­work with com­pa­nies and experts in the field, from all across Europe.

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WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS PROGRAMME?

The European Masterclass ‘Innovation in Circular and Biobased Textiles’ is addressed to professionals in the European textiles and clothing sector wishing to upgrade their knowledge on all aspects of textile sustainability and to build a European-wide network of potential research, innovation, and business development, partners.

The content focuses on the intersection of research, technology development, and practical know-how from industrial applications. It also covers broader picture topics such as market and regulatory trends, standards, best practices, and new business models.

Each subscriber organisation is free to follow the whole programme or a part of it, exploiting at its best the possibility to enrol multiple staff members per organisation with one single fee (by opting for the ‘Team’ or ‘Corporate’ subscription.

The programme can also be interesting for junior experts and researchers in the field of circular and biobased textiles and related industries, to provide a wide range of recent developments and latest innovations in the market, industry, and from the policy perspective.

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IS THE PROGRAMME IN PERSON OR ONLINE?

The Masterclass will be mainly held online through 15 webinars, approx. 1 per month. In addition, 2 workshops and a final event in December 2023 are planned to be held in presence. However, a recording of the parts relevant to the curriculum will be made available to all masterclass subscribers afterward.

HOW MUCH DOES A SUBSCRIPTION COST?

The subscription costs range from 1050 € to 2500 € (excl. of VAT) depending on the subscriber level chosen and the discounts that apply to the subscribing organisation at the moment of subscription. The below table lists the various subscription levels and related costs and benefits.

A discount of 300 € (excl. VAT) applies to all associate members of the Textile ETP, for networking members of the Textile ETP, the discount is 100 € (excl. VAT). Non-members can simultaneously subscribe to the Masterclass and apply for ETP membership to benefit from membership discounts. Find the Textile ETP membership application details here.

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WHAT DOES THE FEE COVER?

The fee covers the costs of attendance of all 15 webinars for all registered experts of the same subscriber organisation. Depending on the subscription level, 1, 2, or 3 experts per subscriber organisation can attend the 2 workshops free of charge and the final conference at a discounted participation fee.

The fee also includes access to all course materials incl. video-recording, presentation slides, and short summaries of all webinars and in-person events for the entire duration of the programme, conveniently accessible through an online collaboration platform.

Further benefits include targeted networking and brokerage opportunities during all interactive online and in-presence events as well as information sharing with other subscribers or expert speakers through the collaboration platform.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUBSCRIBE AFTER THE START OF THE PROGRAMME?

Yes, it is foreseen to keep subscriptions open during the entire programme period. However, depending on the number of subscriber organisations, the Masterclass organiser reserves its right to close the programme for subscription at any moment to guarantee a smooth organisation of the webinars and ensure a good level of interaction between the programme participants.

Late subscribers will receive full access to all materials including video recordings of past webinars. Late subscribers will have to pay the full programme fee.

CAN THE FEE BE PAID IN DIFFERENT INSTALMENTS?

Yes. To allow subscribers to spread the cost over two fiscal years, the fee can be split into two equal instalments: the first one being invoiced before the beginning of the programme, in April 2022, or at the moment of subscription after this date. The second instalment will be invoiced in January 2023. Opting for the split invoicing option has an additional administrative cost of 50€. However, a subscription always covers the full programme period, which means the 2nd instalment remains due to whether a subscriber decides to attend the full course cycle or not. For late subscribers after December 2022, the full programme fee will be invoiced in one single invoice.

HOW MANY STAFF MEMBERS PER ORGANISATION CAN ENROL?

Depending on the subscription level chosen, the subscriber organisation can enrol the following number of staff members:

Expert: 1 single staff member

Team: up to 5 staff members

Corporate: up to 12 staff members

WHEN WILL THE FIRST WEBINAR TAKE PLACE?

The date of the opening webinar will be announced with the confirmation message issued to all subscribers in late March. The first webinar is expected to take place in the second week of May 2022.

WHAT IS THE NORMAL TIMING AND LENGTH OF A WEBINAR?

Each webinar is expected to last approximately 3.00 hours and will typically take place in the afternoon between 14.00 and 17.00 CET, although the exact timing can be adjusted to the preferences expressed by the subscribers.

WHERE WILL THE WORKSHOPS & FINAL CONFERENCE TAKE PLACE?

The exact locations of these events have not been fixed yet. As a general rule, they should take place at a venue with convenient access through international travel and with the possibility to combine with visits of interesting facilities such as a technology centre, industrial demonstration site or a related side event.

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