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Maria Hollander leaves her position as CEO of the Swedish bioeconomy cluster Paper Province to seek new challenges. During her more than eight years as CEO, sustainability issues and innovation have been given greater focus. “It’s been a fantastic journey”, she says. One important milestone was when Paper Province in 2013 received a ten-year funding from Sweden’s innovation agency - Vinnova. “The Vinnova funding made it possible to start a long-term strategic work to, with the forest as a base, create growth in the region of Värmland”, says Maria Hollander. Visible cluster The funds also made Paper Province a more visible...
Date: 17/02/2020 - 16:12 | The Paper Province ekonomisk förening

The final event of EU-TEXTILE2030 project open up the way for the next step The programme allowed the organisation of five international missions in Colombia, South Africa, Israel, Japan and Taiwan to help their members to sell their innovative products in new markets and help them to identify partners capable of supplying innovative technologies. The 7 textile clusters involved in the programme were: ATEVAL – leader of the project and AEI TEXTILE (Spain), TECHTERA and EURAMATERIALS (France), POINTEX (Italia), CLUTEX (Czech Republic), SACHSEN!TEXTIL (Germany). As part of the EU- TEXTILE2030 inter-cluster project, Techtera...
Date: 13/02/2020 - 11:29 | TECHTERA

In December 2019, ToasterLAB, Vitagora’s acceleration program, and BFFood (Business Factory Food), the accelerator of the Spanish cluster Clúster Alimentario de Galicia (Clusaga), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The aim of this MoU is to increase the international visibility of each of the two acceleration programs, to exchange good practices and experiences, and to participate in the events associated with each program. " Vitagora has worked closely with Clusaga for many years, notably for European innovation projects or international missions ", explains Claire Van Overstraeten, manager of the ToasterLAB...
Date: 12/02/2020 - 10:58 | Vitagora

AEI TÈXTILS, the Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster, participated in the presentation of the “Recircula Challenge 2020” contest organized by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) on February 10 th 2020. The Recircula Challenge 2020 is a creative and innovation-driven contest with teams of students to complement the learning with hands-on case studies related to circular economy. Each team will present a business case based on technology that reduces the environmental footprint and has a positive social impact. The contest will last until July 2020 with the demo day and an award ceremony. The session started with...
Date: 12/02/2020 - 07:38 | AEI TÈXTILS
AEI TÈXTILS, the Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster has joined the Partnership Agreement of TEX4IM , the partnership for smart specialization strategy investment in Europe. The aim of this PA is to ensure the sustainability of the TEX4IM partnership in the long term. The Tex4IM partnership aims at bringing together the main European textile-based clusters in countries/regions where the textile and clothing industry represents a significant share of the national/regional economy, to enhance innovation capacities, business models, knowledge and skill levels and other key competitive factors that will determine the future...
Date: 05/02/2020 - 09:54 | AEI TÈXTILS

The White Label World Expo , a global e-commerce and white label exhibition, was held on November 27 and 28 at the Excel London Exhibition Center . Bulgarian Fashion Association had a booth and presented clothing and accessories from various Bulgarian manufacturers, including women’s clothing brands Reny Style and Wolf Walley , women’s and men’s underwear Biju , Maya Ilieva swimwear, hand-painted scarves by Dilyan Dochev – DiL , Fenix 94 – socks manufacturer , Bulammas men’s shirts, kids dresses with drawings Dress to Impress and more. Representatives of BMA reported that there was an interest in the presented products...
Date: 10/02/2020 - 17:03 | Bulgarian Fashion Association

Any company, organization or entity that belongs to the packaging sector, which is the one that concerns us, constantly faces new challenges to stay at the farefront and, on many occasions, the tools available are not enough. That’s why, the professionals in the field are kept informed and updated about all the news, technologies and new methodologies that can influence the functioning of the ecosystem and thus be able to innovate.
Date: 10/02/2020 - 11:03 | Packaging Cluster
On the 9th of January, began the Postgraduate in Packaging Design and Development , by the Sarrià Chemical Institute (IQS) in collaboration with Packaging Cluster. This training is given with the aim of offering the tools and knowledge to carry out projects of definition, design and creation of packaging as a protective element and product presentation. This postgraduate is understood within the framework of the Master in Packaging Management , which also hosts the Postgraduate in Packaging Management and the Postgraduate in Packaging Supply Chain Management . As a first postgraduate activity, the participants of the...
Date: 04/02/2020 - 11:32 | Packaging Cluster

Deadline for application is 31 st March 2020 at 14h CET. Applications must be submitted through www.bffood.gal/inscripcion . Business Factory Food (BFFood) is a vertical accelerator focused on the food sector which includes two specific support programmes, acceleration and consolidation, designed to leverage projects according to their degree of development. The accelerator is dynamized by the Galicia Food Cluster (Clusaga), and the Galician regional government. During February 2020 and until 31 st March at 14h CET, the call for the consolidation programme of BFFood will be open. Projects selected under this call will...
Date: 05/02/2020 - 15:37 | Asociación Clúster Alimentario de Galicia

On december 2:nd 2019 a stakeholder Work Shop with about 15 stakeholders was carried out in North Middle Sweden. In the WS representatives were participating from Universities, Clusters, DIH, Regions and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. The workshop was organized by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and is part of INTERREG Europé project INNO Industry, and aimed at assessing strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for further improvement. The workshop focused on support for digitalization in several dimensions and used SWOT-...
Date: 04/02/2020 - 16:34 | AMUEBLA

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