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What we do

The main activ­i­ties of the Tex­tile ETP revolve around Net­work­ing, Learn­ing and EU Funding.

Accord­ing to our cur­rent strat­e­gy, adopt­ed in 2018, the Tex­tile ETP acts as Strate­gic Con­nec­tor, Think Tank and Advo­cate and Intel­li­gence and Fund­ing Access Provider to all our mem­bers across Europe. 

Our main initiatives and projects

SmartX • RESERVISTTRICK • Speedboat‑C

What we do

The main activities of the Textile ETP  revolve around Networking, Learning, and EU Funding.

According to our current strategy, adopted in 2018, the Textile ETP acts as Strategic Connector, Think Tank and Advocate, and Intelligence and Funding Access Provider to all our members across Europe.   

Networking Events

From the Annu­al Pub­lic Con­fer­ence to Annu­al Gen­er­al Assem­bly through the The­mat­ic work­shops and webi­na­rs, net­work­ing events are a strong part of the Tex­tile ETP’s activities. 

Strategic Roadmap

In multi-year intervals, the Textile together with its members develops strategic research and innovation roadmaps charting the most likely future direction of the European textile and clothing industry, broader market and technology trends, and their link to public policies and support programmes. The latest comprehensive roadmap entitled “Towards the 4th Revolution of Textiles and Clothing” was adopted in 2016. A public version can be downloaded here.

Partnerships and Alliances

To increase our reach into all domains of rel­e­vance for tex­tile research and inno­va­tion, to have a high­er impact- in our advo­ca­cy work, and the pro­vide a broad­er range of fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for our mem­bers the Tex­tile ETP engages in strate­gic cross-sec­toral part­ner­ships and alliances.

Smart Textiles Masterclass

Smart textiles and wearables are a major innovation frontier for the textile, clothing, and electronics industries and are expected to open up attractive niche market opportunities in several sectors worth 1.5 B € in 5 years.

Textile ETP, in collaboration with TITERA, crafted a Europen Masterclass programme representing a 15-months learning journey, spanning 7 content modules for a total of 12 webinars. Leading technology developers, industry innovators, and end-market experts across all disciplines of the European smart textiles ecosystem will share their insights and latest developments to enable you to realise the innovation potential in this growing field.

TEPPIES for EU Funding

The Tex­tile Project Pro­pos­al Infor­ma­tion Exchange Sys­tem (TEP­PIES) is our mem­bers-only bro­ker­age sys­tem designed to help our research and indus­try mem­bers to form strong Euro­pean con­sor­tia to suc­cess­ful­ly apply for fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties pro­vid­ed by the EU research and inno­va­tion frame­work programme.

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