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Towards a European wide intelligent textile environment: building, linking and bonding

Objective

Textile and Clothing Industry, although belonging to the traditional called sectors, with its vast number of SMEs that form a wide web all over Europe, remains an important substructure where innovation can grow, flourish and give quantifiable results. The most effective way to achieve this is by sensitising the Human capital of companies towards adopting innovation and creating the appropriate environment. The ITE project, combining the most recent outcomes in the field of innovation research and the exper ience of the BENTEX project, involves 22 partners (of which 13 already collaborated successfully) and aims at: ? The creation of bridges with the BENTEX project by further disseminating and implementing technology benchmarking practices and results and by exploiting its "products" and "achievements", i.e. databases, benchmarking self-audit tool, web platform, etc to enforce research cooperations. ? The establishment of a trans-sectoral network of experts to transfer successful paradigms form other sectors a nd activities ? The in depth analysis of the role of human factor in the adoption of innovation within SMEs, as a response to changes and undertaking new challenges (such as for example their participation in new research projects), ? The extraction of bes t practices in human resources deployment within the top performing European textile companies -derived from the BENTEX project- and their dissemination to a wide audience of SMEs ? The wide and intense dissemination of Community initiatives and FP6 to the textile SMEs in old EU member states (Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany), new EU members (Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Malta, Slovakia and Cyprus) and candidate countries (Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey), ? The coaching of compa nies towards FP6 research projects and particularly the new instruments adopted

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-INNOV-1
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Coordinator

CLOTHING TEXTILE AND FIBER TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
Address
4 El. Venizelou
Kallithea/ Athens
Greece

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Participants (21)

BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Greece
Address
Alexandroupoleos 25
Athens

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TECNOTESSILE - SOCIETA NAZIONALE DI RICERCA TECNOLOGICA R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Del Gelso, 13
Prato

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CITER - CENTRO D'INFORMAZIONE TESSILE DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA'
Italy
Address
Via Andrea Costa, 39
Carpi (Mo)

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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala, 1
Alcoy

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THE RESEARCH - DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TEXTILE AND LEATHER
Romania
Address
Lucretiu Patrascanu, No. 16
Bucharest

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INSTITUT FUER TEXTIL- UND VERFAHRENSTECHNIK DENKENDORF DER DEUTSCHEN INSTITUTE FUER TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Koerschtalstrasse 26
Denkendorf

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ISTITUTO PER LA PROMOZIONE INDUSTRIALE
Italy
Address
Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski, 124
Rome

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LIETUVOS INOVACIJU CENTRAS (LITHUANIAN INNOVATION CENTRE)
Lithuania
Address
T. Sevcenkos 13
Vilnius

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INOTEX LTD.
Czechia
Address
Stefanikova 1208
Dvur Kralove Nad Labem

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INSTITUTE OF TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE
Poland
Address
Piotrkowska 276
Lodz

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INNOVATEXT TEXTILE ENGINEERING AND TESTING INSTITUTE
Hungary
Address
Gyomroi Ut 86
Budapest

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APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND
Bulgaria
Address
5, Alexander Zhendov Street
Sofia

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LATVIAN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Latvia
Address
Aizkraukles 21
Riga

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FIRENZE TECNOLOGIA - AZIENDA SPECIALE DELLA CAMERA DI COMMERCIO DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Palazzo Borsa Merci - Volta Dei Mercanti, 1
Firenze

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TURKISH TEXTILE EMPLOYER'S ASSOCIATION'
Turkey
Address
Akaretler, Visnezade Camii Meydani, Efe Apt. No.2/10, Besiktas
Istanbul

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CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Cyprus
Address
1, Ionion Nison Str.
Lefkosia

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VUTCH-CHEMITEX, SPOL. S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Jana Milca 8
Zilina

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INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD
Malta
Address
24 Pope Benedict Xv Square
Senglea

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CITEVE - CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DAS INDUSTRIAS TEXTIL E DO VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Maia - Rua Fernando Mesquita, 2785
Vila Nova De Famalicao

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STEINBEIS EUROPA ZENTRUM DER STEINBEIS STIFTUNG FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG
Germany
Address
Willi-bleicher-str. 19
Stuttgart

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AGENCIA DE INOVACAO - INOVACAO EMPRESARIAL E TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Edificio Do Idit - Rua Do Idit, Espargo
Santa Maria Da Feira

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