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.).
30Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
20Other Ecosystem Actors
Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters