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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. 

Networking and Masterclasses

As Strategic Connector , the Textile ETP is known as the biggest networking organisation for textile research and innovation in Europe. Through our online platform, networking events and webinars, textile innovation experts from across Europe get to know each other, build connections and start collaborations for mutual benefit. 

Main activities are our annual conference and general assembly, thematic workshops on a wide range of textile innovation subjects .

Since 2020, Textile ETP also organises year-long masterclasses on various topics. Besides gain­ing knowl­edge, under­stand­ing mar­ket, and reg­u­la­to­ry trends, projects, tech trends, and strate­gies, the Mas­ter­classes also pro­vides the oppor­tu­ni­ty to net­work with com­pa­nies and experts from all across Europe.

Advocacy

As Think Thank and Advocate, the Textile ETP develops collectively with its members strategic roadmaps or thematic opinion and position papers. Together with our full members EURATEX, TEXTRANET, NETFAS, and EU-TEXTILE2030,we engage with European research, innovation, and higher education policymakers to inform them about textile innovation potential and research needs to have them reflected in EU policies and funding programmes targeting the textile sector.

The Textile ETP also builds partnerships and alliances with other EU-level organisations representing related industries or research communities to develop and advocate joint strategies addressing cross-sectoral innovation policies and 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.

EU Funding and Projects

As Intelligence and Funding Access Provider, the Textile ETP provides its members with timely and focussed access to information on new textile research and technology developments Europe-wide as well as EU funding opportunities. The TEPPIES programme is our members-only brokerage system to facilitate access to EU funding by supporting our members in forming strong project consortia for successful funding applications.

In exceptional cases, the Textile ETP participates directly in EU projects  in dissemination, cross-industry collaboration, or coordination roles. All our events and communication channels are at the disposal of our members to disseminate the results of their collaborative research and innovation projects.

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