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Textiles for Ageing Society

Objective

The elderly have specific needs for clothing and other textile products, for personal hygiene or medical reasons. Improvements in these products will significantly increase their quality of life and improve the effectiveness of medical and social care services. The optimum way to achieve significant advances is through a concerted and coordinated effort by innovators, manufacturers and end-users to address the multiple concerns related to product and/or process development, including: translation of often subjective assessments into quantitative measures of quality, availability of new technologies, and the feasibility of incorporating new technologies in the manufacturing chain.

The aim of the “TAGS” consortium is to bring together the elderly, social and medical care institutions, research institutions, technology transfer institutions and manufacturers to identify: specific requirements of the elderly and care institutions; latest developments in materials science and technology that will help meet these requirements; and strategies to incorporate developments in the manufacturing chain. The goal is to improve or innovate products and/or processes to meet the specific clothing and textile needs of a growing sector of the European population.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-CSA-5
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bechtold (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 452 902

Participants (11)

DEMOCENTER -SIPE CENTRO SERVIZI PERL'INNOVAZIONE E IL TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO SCRL

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Italy
Address
Via Vignolese 905
41100 Modena

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Davide Fava (Mr.)
THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 276
Address
Breitscheidstrasse 97
07407 Rudolstadt

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Schubert (Ms.)
NONWOVENS INNOVATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 993
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Rogers (Mr.)
WARMX GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 756
Address
Herderstrasse 2
99510 Apolda

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Müller (Mr.)
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DER FORSCHUNG UND ENTWICKLUNG IN DER TEXTILWIRTSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 79 993
Address
Wichnergasse 9
6800 Feldkirch

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andreas Staudacher (Mr.)
TESSITURA FLORIDA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 64 756
Address
Viale Della Meccanica 23 Int.3
41012 Carpi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Poletti (Mr.)
CONNEXIA - GESELLSCHAFT FUR GESUNDHEIT UND PFLEGE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 64 756
Address
Brosswaldengasse 8
6900 Bregenz

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Petra Fritsche (Ms.)
VORARLBERGER KRANKENHAUS-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 64 756
Address
Carinagasse 41
6800 Feldkirch

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Bohner (Mr.)
ANZIANI E NON SOLO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 64 756
Address
Via Lenin 55
41012 Carpi Mo

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Licia Boccaletti (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE DEMOCENTER - SIPE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 64 756
Address
Via Vivarelli 2
41125 Modena

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Davide Fava (Mr.)
STAFF JERSEY SRL
Italy
Address
Viale Della Meccanica 23
41012 Carpi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Poletti (Mr.)