EU-TEXTILE2030, the European Advanced Textile Materials’ cluster, meets in Lille

The consortium members from EU-TEXTILE2030 project met in Lille on October 4th and 5th.  The meeting was held in the headquarters of the French partner UP-TEX, located in the facilities of CETI – Centre Européenne des Textiles Innovantes – in Tourcoing. CETI is an applied research and innovation centre focused on design, experimentation and prototyping of textile materials and products.

All the project partners participated in the meeting, ATEVAL (coordinator), AEI TÈXTILS, CLUTEX, POINTEX, UP-TEX, TECHTERA and SACHSENTEXTIL EV. In this meeting, the cluster manager from the advanced textile materials’ cluster NWTEXNET from the North West British region participated in the meeting as invited member from the external advisory board.

During the first morning of the meeting, representatives from the major R&D centres from the Hauts-de-France regions, CETI, IFTH – Institute Français du Textile et de l’Habillement and ENSAIT - École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles, presented their main research lines in the field of advanced textile materials. The morning meeting ended with a visit to the CETI facilities.

During the afternoon, the project partners did a work session on internationalisation with the goal of defining the major challenges the consortium is facing and defining a set of proposals for improvement for its implementation on the upcoming activities.

On the second day of the meeting, partners presented the results from the activities performed during the last period and discussed the planned activities for the next months