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TCFS to support applied R&D projects for textiles and apparel
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Oct '08
Four new platform research projects have just been approved with around HK$13.45 million funding support. These projects are:

Advanced Textiles and Clothing Production Technology
1. Novel Finishing Treatment for Knitwear Using Low Temperature Rapid Evaporation

Innovative Design & Evaluation Technologies
2. High-Performance Sportswear and Devices

Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production System and Material: Innovative Textiles and Clothing Production System to Save Energy/Fuel Consumption
3. Development of an Innovative Manufacturing Solution for Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production of Brassiere Cup

Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production System and Material: Quick Testing Technology for Toxic and Harmful Textiles and Clothing Products
4. Novel Quick Testing Sensors of Formaldehyde in Textile Fabrics and Clothing Products

The Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is now inviting applications for Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) 2008 research and development projects.

The TCFS aims to support applied R&D projects which will facilitate the economic development in the Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. Under this scheme, the governments of HKSAR and Guangdong invite R&D project proposals in technology areas of common interest and provide funding support to approved projects.

For the 2008 TCFS, HKRITA will consider applications under the following topics:

Innovative Textile Materials:
- Harmless & Environmental-friendly Natural & Man-made Fibres with Multi-functionalities
- Interactive Intelligent Textile Material

Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production System and Material:
- Innovative Textiles and Clothing Production System to Save Energy/Fuel Consumption
- Environmental-friendly Textile Dyestuff and Chemical
- Quick Testing Technology for Toxic and Harmful Textiles and Clothing Products

The deadline for application is on 15 October 2008, 5:00 PM (Hong Kong Time).

For Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) 2008 research and development projects, the scheme selected should be “ITSP - R&D Centre (R&D Projects)” under grant type and then “Guangdong-Hong Kong TCFS: Platform Research Scheme”.

Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel

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