UP-tex

France: Hauts-de-France
VERIN Stéphan

Overview

Profile:
71% completed

About us

ABOUT US

UP-tex is a French research driven cluster gathering 180 members including technical textiles SMEs, textile user companies for various kinds of final goods, universities, research and technology transfer centers.

UP-tex became a European reference in the field of advanced textile materials. It promotes research and innovation by pooling the best skills.

It hosts working groups and assists its members in the definition of projects, helping them to access funding and providing access to a business intelligence platform. Textiles, key material is the basis of many features in areas such as health, hygiene, industry, transportation, construction, leisure, clothing and protective clothing.

UP-tex accompanies the establishment of an ambitious European policy for clusters and plans to make a deeper commitment regarding the interclustering at EU level (intra and extra sectoral).

Since 2007, UP-Tex involvment facilitates the networking of European clusters active in the field of new applications for advanced textile materials (medical technology, construction, transport, recycling, etc.).

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 180
    Cluster Members
  • 92
    SME's
  • 39
    Large Companies
  • 30
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 20
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

For 10 years UP-tex is:

  1. 265 projects supported
  2. 207 projects approved
  3. 113 funded projects
  4. 350 laboratories and companies involved
  5. € 450 million investment in R & D
  6. € 135 million of public funds mobilized

Concrete Results : 

  1. •38 new products on the market
  2. •18 new process developed in enterprises
  3. •2 new services on the market
  4. •69 million cumulative identified turnover
  5. •282 jobs created
  6. •1045 jobs maintained
  7. •48 patents directly related to completed projects (19 worn by SMEs)
  8. •24 other IP titles (trademarks ...)
  9. •93 published scientific articles
  10. •5 new businesses (SCALTEX, FLEXITHERALIGHT, NANOSURG, Futerro, SKINOO)

Management team

VIENOT Jean - Marc
Cluster Manager
VERIN Stéphan
ECCP Responsible Person
Wallois Karine
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

Benefits for UP-tex members :

••Coaching of the member on its innovation strategy:

  • •Emergence of dedicated joint programs
  • •Look for the best partners in R&D programs
  • •Labeling for access to finance
  • •Assistance in writing projects in response to open calls (Quote)

•Access to technical and economic information:

  • •Platform for Business Intelligence
  • •Survey newsletters and business intelligence
  • •Technological intelligence services (Quote)

•Access to events on technologies and markets done in partnership with the CLUBTEX:

  • •Technological Days (3x / year)
  • •12/14 Lunch (1st Tuesday of the month)
  • •Technos dating (1x / year)
  • •Workshops

•Mission surveys internationally or host foreign delegations and presence at trade fairs

Acces to an international & European Network 

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

TEXSHIELD - FP7 / 2BFUNTEX - FP7 / MADMAX - FP7 / INTIMIRE - FP7 / TEXTILE 2020 - CIP / DIMTEX (INTERREG) / ZEETEX (INTERREG) / TANDEM (INTERREG) / RETEX (INTERREG) / MDTEX INTERREG / EU-TEXTILE2030 / CROSSTEXNET

Project name

National funding  & Regional Funding 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Taiwan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Germany
Italy
Spain

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Name
TEXTILE2020
Name
RETEX
Website
https://www.dotheretex.eu/
Name
MDTEX
Name
AFPC
Name
EUTEXTILE2030
Profile name Location

Upcoming events

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
 
 
 

Latest news and documents

Document Published: 26.10.2016
Presentation of UP-tex & CLUBTEX