AEI TEXTILS PARTICIPATED IN THE CO-CREATION SESSION FROM THE EUROPEAN COMISSION ON THE TEXTILE TRANSITION PATHWAY

Submitted by Josep Casamada on 13 September 2022

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AEI Tèxtils, the Catalan Cluster of Advanced Textile Materials, participated last week on the co-creation session of the textile ecosystem transition pathway, leading the group of digital manufacturing within the digital transition workshop.

 

AEI Tèxtils presented the different best practices in digitalization for the textile industry such as the organization of the CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace, the capacity building organized at the Digital Capability Center in Aachen earlier this year also framed within CLAMTEX, and the upcoming opportunities with the new Eurocluster projects.

 

The session dynamics included a brief introduction by policy representatives from the Directorate General of Growth from the European Commission, co-creation methodology by ITA and ETP and then participants were divided into breakout groups to discuss challenges, needs and targets for each field of digitalization prioritized by the EC. Then experts such as AEI Tèxtils presented best practices abovementioned before finalizing the co-creation of activities to overcome digitalization challenges.

 

AEI Tèxtils led the group on Digital Manufacturing in this workshop thanks to its strong background in supporting Catalan textile companies in the digital transition facilitating financing through cascade funding programs and skills and network through the cluster service: “La Ruta”. Digitalization is a key priority for AEI Tèxtils as transversal topic across its strategy.

 

Clusters act as a hub and as a collaborative environment to facilitate partnership between enterprises, research institutes, policy makers and other institutions that promote innovation and provide SMEs access to new knowledge competencies, resources and markets. 

 

AEI TÈXTILS and its members’ testimonial: https://youtu.be/-C73fwr8GdE

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