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Textiles for Ageing Society

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Address

Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 452 902

Administrative Contact

Thomas Bechtold (Prof.)

Participants (11)

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

Italy

THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 114 276

NONWOVENS INNOVATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 993

WARMX GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 64 756

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DER FORSCHUNG UND ENTWICKLUNG IN DER TEXTILWIRTSCHAFT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 79 993

TESSITURA FLORIDA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 64 756

CONNEXIA - GESELLSCHAFT FUR GESUNDHEIT UND PFLEGE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 64 756

VORARLBERGER KRANKENHAUS-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 64 756

ANZIANI E NON SOLO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 64 756

FONDAZIONE DEMOCENTER-SIPE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 64 756

STAFF JERSEY SRL

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290494

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 234 422,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 115 700

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria