Launch of the European project ALLIANCE: cooperation between textiles, defence and security

Submitted by Sonia Descoins on 14 November 2018

Thirty-three of your organisations supported the application of TECHTERA to mount the European project ALLIANCE in autumn 2017. We are pleased to announce that the project has been accepted for funding by the European Commission as part of the COSME programme.

This project will promote exchanges between the textile sector and the defence and security aspects at a European level. The consortium of 7 partners (Italian, Dutch and French) is led by the TECHTERA cluster. It will create dual technology transfer initiatives between the civilian and military sectors, to bring out innovations, to make our companies and leaders in this field, and export these new products, services or processes to international markets.

Two years of relationships and exchanges between textiles, information and communication technologies, military, cybersecurity, advanced materials ..., which will stimulate the small-medium enterprises in the corresponding sectors. ALLIANCE is also linked to Franco-Italian partnerships at the highest level of the States and (where the cluster is involved) is part of the “textile industry” aspect of this partnership.

Contact: Bruno MOUGIN; bmougin [at]

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