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TCBL – Textile and Clothing Business Labs Transformative Business Models for the Textile Clothing Sector

Objective

TCBL uses Europe’s Textiles & Clothing (T&C) industry as test beds for evolutionary-driven co-design, dynamic optimisation and deployment of business models. It aims to increase the performance of a sector that, over the past two decades, upheld three main strategies to handle global competitive pressure: cost-oriented, product/service-oriented and productivity-oriented. TCBL provides a business experimentation framework for exploring variations on such strategies. The framework will be supported by Knowledge Spaces as a generative force and Business Services as an enabling force. A network of Business Labs will be set up, based on three key variations: Design Labs (e.g. creating emotionally-oriented immaterial value), Making Labs (e.g. converting skilled labour into material value), and Place Labs (e.g. generating spatial community- and socially- oriented value). Each of these Labs will explore the issues of cost, product/service and productivity enhancement in a transversal manner and from cross-disciplinary perspectives - including economic, anthropological, and engineering approaches as well as new business values such as environmental and social responsibility, sharing economy, social enterprising, customer-driven small series production (the focus of this call) and emergent or disruptive technologies. With these tools, and supported by an open Associates Programme, TCBL will carry out real-life experimentation and market deployment of a number of Supply Chain, Localisation, Business, Skill Management and Policy innovations involving no fewer than 160 workshops, laboratories and manufacturing plants at EU level with at least 15,000 T&C workers involved. In addition, 10 new innovative companies will be generated within the supply chain of T&C, enabling the diffusion and scaling up of results. By so doing, a knowledge based, transformational ecosystem will be developed, integrated into an open, yet structured platform environment.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

COMUNE DI PRATO
Address
Piazza Del Comune 2
59100 Prato
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 253 660

Participants (22)

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 610 500
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 402 000
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
SKILLAWARE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 897,51
Address
Via Ravasco 10
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 545,07
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 671 250
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RELATIONS LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Tabernacle Street 30
EC2A 4UE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 380 927,29
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi (Industrial Area Of Volos)
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 477 415
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
HUDDERSFIELD & DISTRICT TEXTILE TRAINING COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 701 525
Address
Textile House Red Doles Lane
HD2 1YF Huddersfield
Activity type
Other
E-ZAVOD, ZAVOD ZA PROJEKTNO SVETOVANJE, RAZISKOVANJE IN RAZVOJ CELOVITIH RESITEV
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 302 875
Address
Cuckova Ulica 5
2250 Ptuj
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO ARCA - CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLE APPLICAZIONI DELLARICERCA E LA CREAZIONE DI AZIENDE INNOVATIVE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 349 312,50
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIONE REGIONALE DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA, ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DEL VENETO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 525
Address
Via Delle Industrie 19D Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Vega Edificio Lybra
30175 Marghera Venezia
Activity type
Other
HELLENIC CLOTHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 275 087,50
Address
Ermou 51
10563 Athens
Activity type
Other
SANJOTEC - ASSOCIACAO CIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 268 125
Address
Rua De Fundoes 151
3700-121 Sao Joao De Madeira
Activity type
Other
CLEAR COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATES LIMITED - CCA

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 007,46
Address
Woad Lane - Great Linford 5
MK14 5HE Milton Keynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 401 564,30
Address
Headington Campus Gipsy Lane
OX3 OBP Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIATIA REGINNOVA NE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Str. Chisinaului, Nr. 57
700179 Iasi
Activity type
Other
CLEVIRIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 793,50
Address
Viale Vittorio Veneto 80
59100 Prato
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
SQETCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 65 187,50
Address
Ruysdaelstraat 108B
1071 XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE LA MODE
France
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Rue Quai D Austerlitz 36
75013 Paris
Activity type
Other