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'AITEX Infoday' to focus on R&D & innovation in textiles
Feb '09
AITEX Infoday "New Textiles. R&D in the Textile - Clothing - Technical Textiles Industry" will take place on 31 March 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. This event aspires to reach another step the AITEX internationalisation process, and is dealing with everything related to the R&D applied to the textile sector.

This event will be focused on the importance of innovation for the future of the textile sector and AITEX will present its R&D capabilities to develop collaboration partnerships with the main research centres and networks in Europe. The Infoday will bring together representatives from the industry, European and Spanish public institutions, parliamentarians, and relevant research centres to discuss the promising potential of new research applications in textiles.

The morning sessions will start by introducing AITEX looking at its history, evolution, activities and latest accomplishments. Afterwards, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of R&D as a differentiating factor to sustain the textile industry in Europe. In addition, the successful history behind "made in Green" as example of the added-value of ecological alternatives will be presented.

The technical aspects of textiles research will be on stage in the afternoon through several parallel roundtables about the applications of nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomaterials, microelectronics, intelligent and functional textiles, medical textiles new production technologies and technical and medical textiles. Experts from AITEX and other European centres will examine their strengths in textile applied research and the possibility to establish future collaborations.

On April the 1st and 2nd, the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing will hold in Brussels its 4th Annual Public Conference entitled “From EU Research to Industrial Innovation”.

To take advantage of the synergies associated with the event AITEX is organizing, its Infoday has been rescheduled to the 31st of March, just a day before the Technology Platform´s conference. This way, participants will be able to attend both meetings focused on technological advances and R&D in the textile sector.

Click here to find more information about the 4th Annual Public Conference where it is also possible to download the latest draft programme of the event.


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