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Acronym: 
TEX4IM
Name: 
TEX4IM - Textile clusters for industrial modernisation
Start of Partnership: 
Monday, 1 October, 2018
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
8
Number of SMEs involved
40
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Partnership Objectives: 

The Tex4IM aims at generating a long term partnership for boosting industrial competitiveness and investment in European Textile and Clothing sector. The new platform, composed of main clusters acting in TC regions of Europe, will generate joint actions and investment projects in common smart specialisation priority areas for the sector, linked to industrial modernisation and will improve TC business environment. This will support the implementation of national and regional smart specialisation strategies via strategic interregional collaboration in one of the most prominent industrial sector of European economy. The partnership bring 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. This will be possible thanks to the direct involvement in the action plan of the project of the main R&D centres, business networks, science parks connected to the partnered clusters in TC regions represented by TEX4IM. Only by commonly implementing the smart specialisation strategies defined for single regions through a shared strategy and related roadmaps the European TC industry can maintain its global market share and current position versus emerging non-European competitors. Specific objectives of the TEX4IM project are: • Set up a sustainable incubator and accelerator system for the generation of joint investment projects in TC and otherrelated or cross-linkable sectors; • To develop a joint strategy for industrial modernisation of TC sector of Europe; • To accelerate the uptake of innovation and increase of production by TC SMEs, thanks to a more focused andeffective R&D matching and a more efficient design of new business models and value chains.

Emerging industries: 
Experience Industries
Sectoral Industries: 
Partnership planned events: 
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Type: 
Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date: 
October 2019
Country: 
Sweden
City: 
Boras
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Type: 
Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date: 
March 2020
Country: 
Portugal
City: 
Porto
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Type: 
Conference
Estimated Date: 
Septemeber 2020
Country: 
Romania
City: 
Savinesti
Results expected: 
  • Joint strategy for TC industrial modernization and long-term cooperation
  • Permanent incubation and acceleration system for the generation of joint investment projects in TC sector.
  • 3 investment projects per year, for a period of 5 years after the end date of the project.
  • Portfolio of business opportunities Business and growth support services, for the 5 fundable pilot cases.
  • Intelligence action, detailed map of opportunities for cluster firms of the 8 regions.
  • 2 interregional matchmaking events, including B2B and C2C sessions each.
  • Achievement of the ESCP-S3 label for the TEX4IM consortium members.
Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
Country: 
Belgium
Name: 
Regiotex platform

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
Polo Innovazione Tessile - POINTEX Apparel, Leather and Related Products

Finisher related to Textiles Technology, Textile fibres

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSAdvanced materials
Italy Piemonte 86 69
Cluster Têxtil: Tecnologia e Moda Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Nanomaterials

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryNanotechnology & engineering

Creative Industries, Medical Devices
Portugal Norte 56 28
UP-tex Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Composite materials

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSAdvanced materials

Digital Industries, Medical Devices
France Nord - Pas-de-Calais 180 92
ASTRICO NORD-EST TEXTILE CLUSTER Apparel, Marketing, Design, and Publishing

Advanced Textile Materials, Manufacturing plants networks

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryTextiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products

Creative Industries, Experience Industries
Romania Nord-Est 31 25
CLUTEX - klastr technicke textilie, z.s. Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials

KETSAdvanced materials

Creative Industries
Czech Republic Severovýchod 36 29
OTIR2020-TFC - Next Technology Tecnotessile Apparel, Financial Services

Nanomaterials, Finisher related to Textiles Technology

Service innovationNew or improved service processes, ServicesEducation

Creative Industries, Environmental Industries
Italy Toscana 500 470
ATEVAL-Asociación de Empresarios Textiles de la Comunidad Valenciana Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Finisher related to Textiles Technology

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSAdvanced materials

Creative Industries
Spain Comunidad Valenciana 368 363