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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 15 May, 2008
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress
EU-TEXTILE2030 EEIG
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
ARIADNA
DETRELL
Cluster Manager
+34 608 864 754
adetrell@textils.cat
Female
JOSEP
CASAMADA
Project Manager
+34 608 356 825
projectes@textils.cat
Male
NÚRIA
CAMPMANY
Project Manager
ncampmany@textils.cat
Female
DAVID
GÓMEZ
Other
dgomez@textils.cat
Male
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Textile Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Advanced Textile Materials
Composite materials
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Textiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Technical Textiles
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
36
Number of SME members: 
28
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission: To promote innovation with the aim of improving the competitiveness of its members, as well as cooperation, complementarity and communication among themselves.

Stratregic objectives:

  • To promote innovation in a wide sense, improving the abilities of its members and combining them by means of horizontal or multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • Commercial worldwide presence by means of promotion and internationalization.
  • Management and productivity improvement of companies to generate added value and to face up the current environment.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Israel
Jordan
Morocco
Tunisia
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ATEVAL (Europe)
CLUTEX (Europe)
POINTEX (Europe)
Euramaterials (Europe)
Techtera (Europe)
Packaging Cluster (Europe)
SECPHO (Europe)
NWTex (Europe)
C2TM (Outside Europe)
MFC Pôle (Outside Europe)
Sachsen!Textile (Europe)
Portuguese Textile Cluster (Europe)
Produtech (Europe)
EMC2 (Europe)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
Other

- CLAMTEX (Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry). It aims to strengthen cluster management excellence to boost the specialized technical textile innovation eco-system by promoting the cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration to facilitate the uptake of digitalization within and beyond the partnership. COSME Programme. 2020-2022

- WINTEX (Weaving innovation among academia and industry in the Tunisian textile sector). The project aims to fill the gap in the area of specialized services for the Tunisian textile sector with the establishment of three innovation textile centers located at the participating Universities in Tunisia. Erasmus+ Programme. January'20 - December'22. http://www.wintexproject.eu/

- DESTEX (Industrial and creative design in advanced textile manufacturing). The project aims to promote the uptake of creativity culture as a catalyst to unlock the innovation potential in the advanced textile materials' sector. Erasmus+ Programme. September'19 - April'22. http://www.destexproject.eu 

- FOSTEX (Fostering innovation in the Jordan and Moroccan textile industry). The project aims to fill the gap in the area of specialized services for the textile sector, with the establishment of four advanced textiles’ centers located at the participating HEIs in Jordan and Morocco. Erasmus+ Programme. January'19 - January'22. www.fostexproject.eu

- LIFE-FLAREX (Mitigation of environmental impact caused by Flame Retardant textile finishing chemicals). LIFE+ Programme. July'17 - June'20. www.life-flarex.eu

- EU-TEXTILE2030. Main objective of EU-TEXTILE2030 is to consolidate a European Advanced Textile Materials World-Class Cluster in order to implement a joint international strategy that contributes to securing, strengthening and extending the competitiveness of European SMEs in the sector at international level. COSME Programme. December'17 - November'19. www.eu-textile2030.eu

- TEXSTRA - Promote and contribute to the transferring research and innovation knowledge to students & trainees of the textile/clothing sector via project based learning. Erasmus+ Programme. September'17 - February'20 www.texstra.eu

  - MIDWOR-LIFE - Mitigation of environmental impact caused by DWOR textile finighing chemicals. LIFE+ Programme. September'15 - August'18. www.midwor-life.eu

- TECLO - Textile and clothing knowledge alliance. Future textile and clothing managers for export, marketing, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship oriented companies. Erasmus+ Programme. 2014-2016.

- TEXTILE2020 - The European Cluster for Advanced Textile Materials. CIP programme. 2012-2014.

- PACTEX - Establishing synergies between the textile and packaging industries for the exchange of raw materials and resources, and the design of new products in the context of circular and innovative economy.

- ECODISTEX - Promoting the use of environmental criteria in the different stages of design, production, distribution, use and recycling of final products within the technical textile sector with the goal to reduce and mitigate the environmental impact during the whole life cycle.

- SUSTEX - The project aims to provide tools and knowledge to the Catalan textile industry in order to promote substitution of hazardous chemicals used in the finishing processes to enable the application of environmental criteria in the manufacturing of its products. https://textils.cat/en/sustex

- CIRCULARTECH - The project aims to develop a sectoral analysis of technical textiles to identify barriers and obstacles to implement actions fostering circular economy. The project will also identify potential set of actions specific for the technical textile sector to promote its implementation in industrial companies.  https://textils.cat/en/circulartech

Relevant Project References: 
Textile2020, EU-TEXTILE2030