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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.

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Coordinator

ISTITUTO PER LA PROMOZIONE INDUSTRIALE

Address

Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski, 124
Rome

Italy

Administrative Contact

Silvia GRANDI (Dr)

Participants (37)

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EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE ORGANISATION

Belgium

CLOTHING TEXTILE AND FIBER TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SA

Greece

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION PARA LA INDUSTRIA DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS

Spain

BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SA

Greece

D'APPOLONIA SPA

Italy

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA

Italy

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

INOTEX SPOL SRO

Czechia

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE E DE L'HABILLEMENT

France

UNION FRANCAISE DES INDUSTRIES DE L HABILLEMENT

France

LIETUVOS APRANGOS IR TEKSTILES IMONIU ASOCIACIJA

Lithuania

ASOCIACION PARA LA INCORPORACION DE NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS A LA EMPRESA

Spain

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL

Spain

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUER TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF

Germany

INSTYTUT ARCHITEKTURY TEKSTYLIOW

Poland

INNOVATEXT TEXTILIPARI MUSZAKI FEJLESZTO ES VIZSGALO INTEZET RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND

Bulgaria

LATVIJAS TEHNOLOGISKAIS CENTRS

Latvia

INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED

Malta

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DAS INDUSTRIAS TEXTIL E DO VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL

Portugal

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA EMPRESAS DE COMPONENTES PARA EL CALZADO

Spain

CGS DI COLUCCIA MICHELE & C. S.A.S.

Italy

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DO CALCADO

Portugal

CENTRE TECHNIQUE CUIR CHAUSSURE MAROQUINERIE

France

TECNOTESSILE - SOCIETA' NAZIONALE DI RICERCA TECNOLOGICA R.L

Italy

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEXTILE SI PIELARIE

Romania

CENTRO INNOVAZIONE TESSILE DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA - CITER - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA

Italy

TECNOPOLIS CSATA SCRL

Italy

CENTRE NATIONAL DU CUIR ET DE LA CHAUSSURE

Tunisia

OSEO ANVAR

France

SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION

Turkey

POLSKA IZBA ODZIEZOWO - TEKSTYLNA

Poland

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU TEXTILE

Tunisia

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA PME

Morocco

INSTYTUT WLOKIENNICTWA

Poland

THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATING SME'S

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 23328

  • Start date

    1 May 2006

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INNOVATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 139 474

  • EU contribution

    € 1 028 912

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO PER LA PROMOZIONE INDUSTRIALE

Italy