Member of AEI Tèxtils Hilados Egarfil, selected by the SME Instrument programme

Submitted by Ariadna Detrell on 10 April 2018

The European Commission, through the SME Instrument program, aims to support small and medium enterprises across Europe to develop and bring to market new products and services.

The spinning company S.A. HILADOS EGARFIL, within its product innovation strategy, submitted its project proposal to the first call for 2018 where it competed with 2.008 proposals from European companies in broad range of sectors. 

S.A. HILADOS EGARFIL proposal was among the 257 projects selected for funding of 50.000€ to develop a business plan. This business plan to be developed by S.A. HILADOS EGARFIL aims to bring to the market a new yarn that will enable the diversification of the company’s activity toward technical textile niche markets.

S.A. HILADOS EGARFIL received support from AEI TÈXTILS, the technical textile cluster of Catalonia, in preparing this first stage. AEI TÈXTILS, as a business organization with know-how in the technical textiles sector and with expertise in strategic re-orientation within this field, will continue collaborating with the company in the development of the business plan which will be performed in 6 months.

The results of this project will enable S.A. HILADOS EGARFIL to acquire the required tools to assess the project implementation, including the research and development activities, industrialization, prototyping, design etc. for driving it toward market introduction.

This milestone implies a recognition of the innovation capacity of the sector and how a cluster can contribute to increase the competitiveness of its members.

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