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Fashion to Future

Objective

The recent years and the future ones are strategic for the fashion industry that, in the EU-MED zone, currently employs more than 8 million workers and it is composed of more than 200,000 SMEs. The whole fashion supply chain (including textile/clothing, footwear, apparel, leather goods, accessories and linked areas like distribution channels, service providers, etc) is suffering from global market changing rules.

One of the opportunities to gain competitiveness is to take advantage participating in European RTD and innovation instruments to pursue excellence through research, innovation, technology transfer and collaboration with Third Countries. The project, involving 38 partners from 19 different countries, can be seen as a meta-Coordination Action that builds up on results and experience of three clustered ETI projects, FASHION NET (www.fashionnet.org), SHOES5000 and ITE.

The project main aims are:
- Increase the competitiveness of SMEs in the fashion system through simplified access to worldwide research & innovation results
- Identify, analyse and disseminate criticalities and success stories of SMEs in FP6 and their contribution in the ERA, including developing useful guidelines to improve future involvement in FP7
- Stimulate partnering schemes and transnational collaborations also with Third Countries enterprises and stakeholders
- Mentor the creation of a critical mass of new project ideas
- Enhance the readiness of SMEs to participate in future European RTD programmes (FP7)
- Facilitate the cross linkages among SMEs / SMEs groupings, ETI projects, fashion sector stakeholders to promote further exchange and networking

Among expected activities and results are 40,000 SMEs informed and stimulated towards FP7, a database of 1,500 R&D results, 68 presentation events, 60 new project proposal ideas. 3,000 people will be mobilized in the activities.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

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

Participants (37)

EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE ORGANISATION
Belgium
Address
24, Rue Montoyer, Box 10
Brussels
CLOTHING TEXTILE AND FIBER TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SA
Greece
Address
4 El. Venizelou
Kallithea/athens
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION PARA LA INDUSTRIA DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
Apartado 253 Elda - Alicante
BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SA
Greece
Address
25 Alexandroupoleos Str
Athens
D'APPOLONIA SPA
Italy
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
Address
Piazza G. Marconi, 25
Roma
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
INOTEX SPOL SRO
Czechia
Address
Stefanikova 1208
Dvur Kralove Nad Labem
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE E DE L'HABILLEMENT
France
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue
Ecully Cedex
UNION FRANCAISE DES INDUSTRIES DE L HABILLEMENT
France
Address
8 Rue Montesquieu
Paris
LIETUVOS APRANGOS IR TEKSTILES IMONIU ASOCIACIJA
Lithuania
Address
Saltoniskiu Str. 29/3
Vilnius
ASOCIACION PARA LA INCORPORACION DE NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS A LA EMPRESA
Spain
Address
C/ Luis Braille 25
Talavera De La Reina
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala, 1
Alcoy (Alicante)
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUER TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
Address
Koerschtalstrasse 26
Denkendorf
INSTYTUT ARCHITEKTURY TEKSTYLIOW
Poland
Address
Piotrkowska Str 276
Lodz
INNOVATEXT TEXTILIPARI MUSZAKI FEJLESZTO ES VIZSGALO INTEZET RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
Address
Gyomroi Ut 86
Budapest
APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND
Bulgaria
Address
5, Alexander Zhendov Street
Sofia
LATVIJAS TEHNOLOGISKAIS CENTRS
Latvia
Address
Aizkraukles 21
Riga
INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED
Malta
Address
24 Pope Benedict Xv Square
Senglea
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DAS INDUSTRIAS TEXTIL E DO VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Maia - Rua Fernando Mesquita, 2785
263 Vila Nova De Famalicao
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
All Saints Building Oxford Road
Manchester
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA EMPRESAS DE COMPONENTES PARA EL CALZADO
Spain
Address
C/severo Ochoa 42
358 Elche (Alicante)
CGS DI COLUCCIA MICHELE & C. S.A.S.
Italy
Address
Borgo Stretto, 10
Pisa
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DO CALCADO
Portugal
Address
Rua De Fundoes - Devesa Velha
Sao Joao De Madeira
CENTRE TECHNIQUE CUIR CHAUSSURE MAROQUINERIE
France
Address
Rue Hermann Frenkel 4
Lyon
TECNOTESSILE - SOCIETA' NAZIONALE DI RICERCA TECNOLOGICA R.L
Italy
Address
Via Del Gelso 13
Prato
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEXTILE SI PIELARIE
Romania
Address
Lucretiu Patrascanu 16
Bucharest
CENTRO INNOVAZIONE TESSILE DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA - CITER - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA
Italy
Address
Via Carlo Marx, 84
Carpi (Mo)
TECNOPOLIS CSATA SCRL
Italy
Address
Strada Provinciale Per Casamassima, Km 3
Valenzano (Bari)
CENTRE NATIONAL DU CUIR ET DE LA CHAUSSURE
Tunisia
Address
Rue Du Cuir 17
Sidi Rezig - Megrine
OSEO ANVAR
France
Address
Avenue Du General Lecrerc, 27-31
Maisons-alfort Cedex
SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION
Turkey
Address
Do Gol Cad, M.k.e.k. Binasi, 9 Kat, Tandogan
Ankara
POLSKA IZBA ODZIEZOWO - TEKSTYLNA
Poland
Address
Ul. Kielecka 7
Gdynia
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU TEXTILE
Tunisia
Address
Avenue Des Industries; Z.i. Bir El Kassaa
279 Ben Arous
AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA PME
Morocco
Address
10, Rue Ghandi
211 Rabat
INSTYTUT WLOKIENNICTWA
Poland
Address
Brzezinska 5/15
Lodz
THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATING SME'S
United Kingdom
Address
7 Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill
NW7 2DQ London