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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 3 April, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Piemonte
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Pasquale
Campanile
Project Manager
+39 015 855 1148
pasquale.campanile@cittastudi.org
Pier Ettore
Pellerey
Other
+39 015 8551148
direzione@cittastudi.org
Marco
Bardelle
Other
+39 015 8551148
polo.tessile@cittastudi.org
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Apparel
Leather and Related Products
Technology fields: 
Finisher related to Textiles Technology
Textile fibres
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Textile Industry
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
86
Number of SME members: 
69
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
11
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
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: 
NameWebsiteType
Città Studi S.p.A.
SME
Regione Piemonte
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Pointex operates in various roles:

Enterprise support and assistance during the submission of various projects. More than 50 of such projects and feasibility studies have been financed by the Piemonte Region, while at least 9 of them have already been rapidly commercialized with success

Animation, promotion and divulgation activities

Education for companies

Key collaboration, in Italy as well as abroad, with companies, research centres and other innovation clusters, not merely related to the textile sector.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

We serve our companies in various roles, as listed above - from advisory to internationalization support, public (regional, national, European) funding access, etc.

We also carry our research, and technological transfer, on various textile-related issues. Some of them are:

Virtualization processes, RFID devices applied to textile finishing processes, special textile finishing of metallic springs, hemp-based composites for construction, textile natural fibers for sustainable buildings, aramidic fibers, antibacterial materials for coating of fabrics, wool recycle eco systems, nanostructured textiles for hydroponics, smart textiles for rehabilitation and bio-medical applications.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
Tunisia
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
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

We are in close partnership with various European clusters, like LEITAT (Terrassa), CETIM (Barcellona), CSIC-IQAC, CLUTEX, etc.

We also represent our companies, and provide support, at internationally relevant fairs and events like for instance: ITMA, Filo, Milano Unica, Techtextil, CITEXT, INDEX etc.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
AGRIFOOD (Italy)
BIOPMED (Italy)
CGREEN (Italy)
ICT (Italy)
CLEVER (Italy)
MESAP (Italy)
AEI TEXTILS (Spain)
NFID (France)
UP-TEX (France)
FOMENTEX (Spain)
INNTEX (Germany)
TECHTERA (France)
NWTEXNET (UK)
CLUTEX Czech Republic
SIIT (Italy)
ASTRICO (Italy)
ATEVAL (Spain)
CITEVE (Portugal)
NIDV (Netherlands)
SAFE (France)
SCS (France)
SACHSEN!TEXTIL (Germany)
SMART TEXTILES (Sweden)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other

MIDWOR-LIFE

LIFE-FLAREX

TEXTILE 2020

EU-TEXTILE2030

TEX4IM

ALLIANCE

REGIOTEX

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Together with our companies, we carried out several successfully submitted (and funded) projects. Their titles are the following:

AOS: Glue lamination of fabrics for technical furnishing with a special wadding which can replace expanded polyurethane foams

Colorpiù: Automatic system for slub yarns directly out of the spinning machine

Endyp: Research and testing of new ecological treatments, to make wool felting and shrinkage resistant

Green-Spin: Development of a new drafting system for woolen ring spinning machine

MARTE: Anti-bacterial materials for textile covering

Multilayer: Development of new types of multilayer yarns made of different fibres and development of a new spinning production process

Navaltex: New high-added value textile products for marine and shipbuilding applications

PFM: Development of automatic systems for the painting and flocking of metallic springs for automotive applications

WOOLRES: Wool recycle Eco System

INFEEDER: Control actuator of the conical field

INNOYARN: Production of wool yarn with different percentages od fibers of vegetable origin

MCA: Multilayer modular flameproof textile product

PROMOTE: Innovative process of deposition of natural bio-active molecules for the manufacture of fabrics for health and well-being

AOS: Glue lamination of fabrics for technical furnishing with a special wadding

ENDYP: Research and testing of new ecological treatments, to make wool felting and shrinkage resistant

NAVALTEX: New high-added value textile products for marine and shipbuilding applications

 

Various of them are listed and fully described at this direct link of our website (only in Italian, so far):

http://www.pointex.eu/casi-di-successo

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We represent one of the European most important, and historically-based, industrial culture hub on textile-related issues. Since 2009, we have been actively engaged in supporting our companies in Italy as well as abroad on every possible level of their daily engagement - with customers, research centers, international and national institutions and funding programs, and so on. Therefore, we are part of an active network of textile companies, clusters and research organizations spreading across the whole Europe and elsewhere.