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AEI TÈXTILS (AEI TÈXTILS)

Spain: Catalonia
Dr. Ariadna Detrell

Overview

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About us

Mission: To promote innovation with the aim of improving the competitiveness of its members, as well as cooperation, complementarity and communication among themselves.

Stratregic objectives:

  • To promote innovation in a wide sense, improving the abilities of its members and combining them by means of horizontal or multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • Commercial worldwide presence by means of promotion and internationalization.
  • Management and productivity improvement of companies to generate added value and to face up the current environment.
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 36
    Cluster Members
  • 28
    SME's
  • 1
    Large Companies
  • 3
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 3
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

ARIADNA DETRELL
Cluster Manager
JOSEP CASAMADA
Project Manager
MIGUEL VAZ
Project Manager
DAVID GÓMEZ
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C13 Manufacture of textiles
Technology fields
D\: Textiles; paper:Natural or artificial threads or fibres; spinning - D\: Textiles; paper:Yarns; mechanical finishing of yarns or ropes; warping or beaming - D\: Textiles; paper:Weaving - D\: Textiles; paper:Treatment of textiles or the like; laundering; flexible materials not otherwise provided for
S3 EU priority areas
KETs:Advanced materials
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

- PACTEX - Establishing synergies between the textile and packaging industries for the exchange of raw materials and resources, and the design of new products in the context of circular and innovative economy.

- ECODISTEX - Promoting the use of environmental criteria in the different stages of design, production, distribution, use and recycling of final products within the technical textile sector with the goal to reduce and mitigate the environmental impact during the whole life cycle.

- SUSTEX - The project aims to provide tools and knowledge to the Catalan textile industry in order to promote substitution of hazardous chemicals used in the finishing processes to enable the application of environmental criteria in the manufacturing of its products. https://textils.cat/en/sustex

- CIRCULARTECH - The project aims to develop a sectoral analysis of technical textiles to identify barriers and obstacles to implement actions fostering circular economy. The project will also identify potential set of actions specific for the technical textile sector to promote its implementation in industrial companies.  https://textils.cat/en/circulartech

Project name

- CLAMTEX (Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry). It aims to strengthen cluster management excellence to boost the specialized technical textile innovation eco-system by promoting the cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration to facilitate the uptake of digitalization within and beyond the partnership. COSME Programme. 2020-2022

- WINTEX (Weaving innovation among academia and industry in the Tunisian textile sector). The project aims to fill the gap in the area of specialized services for the Tunisian textile sector with the establishment of three innovation textile centers located at the participating Universities in Tunisia. Erasmus+ Programme. January'20 - December'22. http://www.wintexproject.eu/

- DESTEX (Industrial and creative design in advanced textile manufacturing). The project aims to promote the uptake of creativity culture as a catalyst to unlock the innovation potential in the advanced textile materials' sector. Erasmus+ Programme. September'19 - April'22. http://www.destexproject.eu 

- FOSTEX (Fostering innovation in the Jordan and Moroccan textile industry). The project aims to fill the gap in the area of specialized services for the textile sector, with the establishment of four advanced textiles’ centers located at the participating HEIs in Jordan and Morocco. Erasmus+ Programme. January'19 - January'22. www.fostexproject.eu

- LIFE-FLAREX (Mitigation of environmental impact caused by Flame Retardant textile finishing chemicals). LIFE+ Programme. July'17 - June'20. www.life-flarex.eu

- EU-TEXTILE2030. Main objective of EU-TEXTILE2030 is to consolidate a European Advanced Textile Materials World-Class Cluster in order to implement a joint international strategy that contributes to securing, strengthening and extending the competitiveness of European SMEs in the sector at international level. COSME Programme. December'17 - November'19. www.eu-textile2030.eu

- TEXSTRA - Promote and contribute to the transferring research and innovation knowledge to students & trainees of the textile/clothing sector via project based learning. Erasmus+ Programme. September'17 - February'20 www.texstra.eu

  - MIDWOR-LIFE - Mitigation of environmental impact caused by DWOR textile finighing chemicals. LIFE+ Programme. September'15 - August'18. www.midwor-life.eu

- TECLO - Textile and clothing knowledge alliance. Future textile and clothing managers for export, marketing, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship oriented companies. Erasmus+ Programme. 2014-2016.

- TEXTILE2020 - The European Cluster for Advanced Textile Materials. CIP programme. 2012-2014.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Israel
Jordan
Morocco
Tunisia
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Czech Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Portugal

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 04.03.2021
AEI Tèxtils organized the second webinar of GALACTICA focusing on the overview of technologies to innovate in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors
News Achievements Published: 04.03.2021
AEI TÈXTILS shared its cluster collaboration experience in the EU Industry Days 2021
News Published: 22.02.2021
AEI TÈXTILS organizes 3 webinars to support textile companies access to public funding, to innovate in new markets and to drive smart textiles
News Document Published: 17.11.2020
A NEW PROJECT STARTS AIMED AT MATCHING THE CURRENT CHALLENGES OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY WITH THE VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM