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BOOSTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN RESEARCH CENTRES AND INDUSTRY TO ENHANCE RAPID INDUSTRIAL UPTAKE OF INNOVATIVE FUNCTIONAL TEXTILE STRUCTURES AND TEXTILE RELATED MATERIALS IN A MONDIAL MARKET

Objective

2BFUNTEX will exploit the untapped potential in functional textile structures and textile related materials. It will bring together all innovation actors in the field fostering a multidisciplinary approach between universities, research institutes, SMEs (in textile 95% of the companies are SMEs) and sector associations. The 2BFUNTEX team will identify technological gaps and will eliminate barriers resulting in a faster industrial uptake of added value functional materials with new functionalities and improved performance and resulting in creation of new business worldwide.
Technological needs will be mapped, new joint international research disciplines will be identified and multi¬disciplinary lab teams will be created between universities, research institutes and SME research departments. International cooperation will be favoured to exploit the worldwide market expansion potential. Industry will be involved at all stages of the process and will be able to adapt production methods, management and distribution in an early stage. The inventory will enlarge the team of important textile universities and renowned materials research centres and will identify new collaborations. Synergy will be reinforced and created which will enable to identify and develop new functional materials.
Training material for research and industry purposes regarding functional materials will be elaborated and implemented European and worldwide. This material will be designed also for sector organisations to train technical people in their SMEs. It will allow a common language regarding functional textile structures and textile related materials, and will increase the number of well-trained people in this field.
2BFUNTEX will organise and participate in conferences, workshops and brokerage events. Along with a website with an extensive database comprising all information gained throughout the inventory phase, collaboration will be boosted and rapid industrial uptake catalysed and enhanced.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 300 874

Administrative Contact

Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)

Participants (26)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 50 691

KIEV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 26 215

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 35 845

EGE UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 35 845

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 33 437

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 50 825

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 74 361

OZTEK TEKSTIL TERBIYE TESISLERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 31 522

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 31 030

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 62 663

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 35 845

UKRAINIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 22 202

SAECHSISCHES TEXTILFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT E .V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 48 150

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 92 394

SVUM AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 35 652

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 804

AUTEX VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 75 970

INOTEX SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 41 141

FUTURE IN TEXTILES ASSOCIATION

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 27 017

ASSOCIATION UP-TEX

France

EU Contribution

€ 106 786

ITKIB ITA EGITIM ARASTIRMA VE DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 35 994

NORTH WEST TEXTILES NETWORK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 35 562

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 61 598

TECHNITEX FARADAY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 38 627

ECOPLUS.NIEDEROSTERREICHS WIRTSCHAFTSAGENTUR GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 37 450

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290500

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 828 317,61

  • EU contribution

    € 1 467 500

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium