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ESCP-4i Status: 
Implementation Phase - Strand2
Start of Partnership: 
Previous initiatives: 
European Cluster Consortia 2012: 
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
Number of SMEs involved
Targeted third countries
United States
Viet Nam


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The general objective of the TEXGLOBAL project is to support the growth, the competitiveness and industrial modernisation of European Textile enterprises in long run by enhancing its innovation capacity.

SMEs of European Textile sectors have to confront daily with an increasing competition. SMEs have to increasingly integrate their activities into global value chains by mean of new cooperation. A partnership composed of main Textile clusters in Europe will allow to provide SMEs with specialised business support services such as specific and strategical contacts from the target market, the organisation of international study visits, partnering missions, matchmaking events and incoming events.

The activities of TEXGLOBAL project will support European SMEs to identify growth opportunities worldwide, raise their excellence and innovation capacities in a global ecosystem. Textile industry sustainability is based on the innovation process that bring to new products, applications, markets, production processes and services, and in this project will be transferred to SMEs the importance and, than the methodology, to find a right partner to develop, prototype and produce an INNOVATIVE GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE MATERIAL, PRODUCT OR SERVICE.

The TEXGLOBAL internationalisation strategy for SMEs address the following countries: Mexico, USA, Vietnam.

Sectoral Industries: 
Textile Manufacturing
Technology Fields: 
OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIESOther Industrial TechnologiesTextiles TechnologyFinisher related to Textiles Technology
OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIESOther Industrial TechnologiesTextiles TechnologyTextile fibres
S3 EU priority areas: 
Manufacturing & IndustryTextiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Study Visits
April 2021
Viet Nam
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Study Visits
October 2021
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Study Visits
February 2022
United States
Partnership other activities: 

The organization of an official mission comprises the following preparatory activities:

1. Uptake and in-depth analysis of the outcomes of the three market studies for the target countries.

2. Production of all mission schedule details: specific objectives, products and solutions to showcase at the mission, target final applications, list of potential beneficiaries, list of international partners to match, parallel events to address, matchmaking possibilities, study visits details, major event associated, etc.

3. Preparation of cooperation agreement drafts between the Partnership and international business and/or research intermediaries and/or other scaling-up organisations in the target country, to be discussed and finalised on the mission site or immediately after.

The official missions will contain the following activities:

• matchmaking: B2B, R2B and C2C meetings

• study visits of key research and business support infrastructures

• visit to a trade fair or similar world-class events (to be combined with the matchmaking activities)

• guided walking tours

• networking social occasions (i.e. networking cocktails or products showcasing).

Expected results:

  • Collaboration activities with international partners in targeted markets (missions to technological centres, universities, innovative industries; matchmaking events; pilot operational collaboration project to further develop of innovative products)
  • Cooperation agreements between partnership members and international partner of targeted market
  • Business agreement to develop innovative solutions in strategic thematic areas
  • Generation of new innovation, technology transfer and business models, by the transnational exchange of textile based solutions and innovation process theories and best practise.
Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
European Technology Platform on Textiles and Clothing
United Kingdom

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
TECHTERA Textile Manufacturing

Medical Textiles, Advanced Textile Materials

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

Environmental Industries, Medical Devices
France Rhône-Alpes 178 119
Cluster Têxtil: Tecnologia e Moda Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Nanomaterials

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryNanotechnology & engineering

Creative Industries, Medical Devices
Portugal Norte 56 33
AEI TÈXTILS Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Composite materials

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

Creative Industries, Environmental Industries
Spain Cataluña 36 28
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 480 450
ATEVAL-Asociación de Empresarios Textiles de la Comunidad Valenciana Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Textile fibres

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSAdvanced materials

Creative Industries
Spain Comunidad Valenciana 364 350