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The last meeting of TEXSTRA – Textile Strategy for Innovative Higher Education project was held on 21 st and 22 nd January, in Guimaraes (Portugal). It was organized by University of Minho . The main goal of the meeting was to review the progress made since the project start on September 2017 and to plan the finalization of ongoing tasks as the project arrives to the end in February 2020 when all outcomes will become public in the project website. The meeting started with the welcome from the Textile Department. It continued with the update on the administrative aspects of the project by INCDTP , the project coordinator...
Date: 03/02/2020 - 16:13 | TEXSTRA
On October 23, 2019, RDA Posavje organised the first regional workshop (out of five) for INNO INDUSTRY stakeholders. The goal of the regional workshop was to establish a contact with stakeholders active in the field of industrial development 4.0 in Slovenian companies, identify the needs of Slovenian companies for the development of the industry 4.0, and to establish communication between the economic sector and public authorities using clusters. After the initial presentation of the project INNO INDUSTRY by the lead partner, the stakeholders developed a very productive discussion on the current state of industry 4.0 in...
Date: 03/02/2020 - 08:13 | INNO Industry
The UK partners of the Inno Industry Project held a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Workshop on 4th December for industry stakeholders to feedback on the preparedness of the Buckinghamshire economy for Industry 4.0. Seventeen individuals representing key local industries, as well as universities, research centres and local government, used the opportunity to discuss how business clusters can assist industries to prepare for the next industrial revolution; not only through funding opportunities, but shared best practice, collaboration and the ability to become a destination to attract the right...
Date: 31/01/2020 - 11:29 | INNO Industry
CIEBI hold its 1st RSG meeting/workshop on 28 November, 2019, with 24 participants representing Clusters, University, IAPMEI (governmental agency for economic policies under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy), companies/start-ups, and other entities. The workshop started with a short introduction of the project INNO INDUSTRY, and then, in a roundtable format the guest speakers discussed on various topics related to SWOT analysis dimensions: Relevant Policies (Strategies and Funding Programmes); support for clusters and/or digital transformation; support for companies/cluster members for digital transformation and...
Date: 27/01/2020 - 09:15 | INNO Industry
Westpannon Nonprofit Ltd. (Nyugat-Pannon Nonprofit Kft.) organised the first Hungarian INNO INDUSTRY stakeholder workshop on 10 December 2019. The workshop event was aimed at connecting external key experts on cluster activity, industry 4.0 and regional development. Around 15 stakeholders attended the event. The workshop started with Gál Körmendy introducing the project and the possibilities of contribution and benefits for participating for stakeholders. Working closely together with the Ministry of Finance, MA for the policy tool to be influenced within INNO INDUSTRY, they were invited to present both the available and...
Date: 27/01/2020 - 09:07 | INNO Industry
The major challenge within the circular economy approach is answering the question: how to make the operations more resource-efficient. C-VoUCHER’s Circularity Value Replication Programme is a 3-month programme aimed at SMEs willing to adopt or get inspired by the Circularity Solutions already developed within C-VoUCHER’s project or by the Circular Economy Building Blocks. The First Open Call for Adopters, was launched on the 1st of August and closed the 31st of October, 2019. SMEs from Manufacturing, Blue Growth, Health, Textile and Agri-Food sectors, aiming to define new business models (create feasibility plan) based...
Date: 29/01/2020 - 02:31 | C-Voucher
The second open call of C-Voucher’s Circularity Programme targeted innovative SMEs willing to join their circular economy acceleration programme lasting 9 months. This open call closed with 90 submitted proposals. The vertical attracting most of the applications was Manufacturing (30), followed by Agro-Food (25), Textile (14), Blue Growth (9) and Health (5), plus 7 applications that were combinations of a few domains. The highest concentration of participants was from France (12), followed by Spain (11), Sweden (9), Denmark (7), Romania (7), Poland (5), Germany (4), Italy (4), Portugal (4), Bulgaria (3), Estonia (3),...
Date: 15/01/2020 - 22:01 | C-Voucher
On January 15 th , AEI Tèxtils , the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster, and LEITAT technological center , member of the cluster, participated, in representation of LIFE-FLAREX project, in an expert workshop on “PFAS and fluorine free alternatives in textiles, upholstery, carpets, leather and apparel”, organized by the Directorate General of Environment from the European Commission (DG-ENV) in Brussels. The workshop was led by the consulting firm Wood along with the European Commission and ECHA . Several authorities presented the views of the Commission and Wood presented the preliminary results from the study. The...
Date: 20/01/2020 - 07:33 | LIFE-FLAREX
Over the past two weeks, the industrial demonstrations trials of the LIFE-FLAREX projects were conducted in Catalonia in two companies: BONDITEX and E.CIMA , both members of AEI Tèxtils, the Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster. The objective of the industrial trials is to validate the results from lab scale towards safer and environmentally-friendlier flame retardants. AEI Tèxtils coordinated the industrial demonstration with both companies where experts from LEITAT participated in the tests. They collected data for the assessment of exposure, health and environmental impact as responsible for the characterization of...
Date: 16/01/2020 - 16:24 | LIFE-FLAREX
The ‘Women in Power’ project partners met on October in Valletta, Malta, for their last meeting before the launch of the training course that will help foster leadership and empowerment of European women working in traditional sectors, by giving them the tools and skills they need to reach management positions. To this end, over the last two years, partners have been working on the development of a free online training course available in several languages that is already open for registration, and which is specially designed to accommodate the training needs of a group of women who often have little preparation in...
Date: 15/01/2020 - 16:16 | Women in Power

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