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OTIR2020-TFC - Next Technology Tecnotessile

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General Information
Year Established: 
Friday, 1 July, 2011
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Toscana
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
No
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Fashion Valley Industry
Textranet (TBC)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Enrico
Venturini
Cluster Manager
+390574634040
enrico.venturini@tecnotex.it
Costanza
Soffici
+390574634040
costanza.soffici@tecnotex.it
Leonardo
Marchetti
+390574634040
leonardo.marchetti@tecnotex.it
Languages spoken: 
English
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Apparel
Financial Services
Textile Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Nanomaterials
Finisher related to Textiles Technology
Woven technical textiles for industrial applications
S3 EU priority areas: 
New or improved service processes
Education
Scientific research & development
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
RD, Innovation, Technology transfer, Training
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
500
Number of SME members: 
470
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
28
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

OTIR2020-TFC works in key sectors of the Tuscan manufacturing economy and its principal aims are the operational support in the innovation process and technology transfer in favor of local companies, providing technical assistance and support for the development of new evolutionary patterns.

The new network organisations is an initiative of the Region of Tuscany to be one of a center of innovation to support and protect the competitiveness of the manufacturing system in Tuscany. OTIR2020-TFC was the first in the lists of projects approved by the Region for the call relating to the submission of applications for the co-financing of activities and support of Innovation Poles three-year period 2011-2014. 

OTIR2020-TFC aims to carry out an efficient action in support of the textile and Fashion Industry as a whole, through a wide range of services (integrated and co-produced by the most skilled actors operating in the area) in the field of innovation. Actually, the new competence center will operate mainly in the regional areas of fashion, namely:
• area of textiles, clothing and technical textile (district of Prato and Florence area for the clothing)
• area of the leather (Santa Croce)
• area of footwear (Lucca, Pistoia-Valdinievole)
• goldsmith and jewelery area (Arezzo);
• areas of applications of textile in tannery.
 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Brazil
China
Japan
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Italy
Turkey
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
TCoE (UK)
ATEVAL (Spain)
OSTIM Construction machinery cluster (Turkey)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

CREATE

CLUSTEM

RESET

BIO4SELF

ECOBULK

SUPERTEX

PURIFAST

Industria 2015 - Programma Made in Italy

PON - Programma Operativo Nazionale Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013

POR CReO/FESR 2007-2013 Regione Toscana

POR FESR 2014-2020 Regione Toscana

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Development of a process for diamonds coated yarns

Study of a new apparel finishing processes

Innovation of design of jewelry and accessories through three-dimensional images created with pixels

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

OTIR2020-TFC is the major reference point for innovation in fashion value chain. We account for a wide network of expertise and we have developed over 30-years of experience in innovation for the sector.