Hi-Tech-TEX CXC at Science Park Borås and RISE!

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Hi-Tech-TEX CXC at Science Park Borås and RISE!

Hi-Tech-TEX - New sustainable and cross-sectorial value chains towards excellence in Hi-Tech Textiles to foster the uptake of innovation and increasing competitiveness.  

Hi-Tech-TEX main objective is to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialized eco-systems and cities across Europe, including through implementation of the ClusterXchange mobility scheme.

Hi-Tech-TEX partnership integrates Portuguese Textile Cluster/ CITEVE (the coordinator), from Portugal, AEi TÈXTILS, from Spain; ATEVAL, from Spain; NTT, from Italy; DCC TTC, from Turkey; CLUTEX, from Czech Republic.

For more Information:  Website | Linkedin | Twitter 

CXC at Science Park Borås and RISE – 21 to 23.11.2023

Hi-Tech-TEX partnership prepared a very interesting CxC programme with two of the most relevant R&D organization in Sweden, University of Borås Science Park Borås (the CxC Host) and RISE. The CxC will take place from November 21st to 23rd, 2023 in Borås and Mölndal, Sweden. The CxC programme:

Monday 27.11.2023 @RISE Mölndal

Hour (local time)


09:30 – 10:00

Welcome, login and coffee

10:00 - 10:30

Start-ups presentation

10:30 - 11:00

Presentation of research group Polymer materials & recycling

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00

Presentation of research group Fiber development

12:00 - 12:30

Presentation of research group Textile testing, certification & Analysis

12:30 - 13:30

Working lunch @Kock&Rock restaurant

13:30 - 14:00

Guiding in labs Polymer materials & recycling

14:00 - 14:20

Guiding in labs Fiber development

14:20 - 14:40

Guiding in labs Textile testing, certification & Analysis

14:40 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 15:25

Presentation of research group The environment and sustainable chemistry

15:25 - 15:45

Walking to company visit

15:45 - 17:30

Visit to company TreetoTextile

Tuesday 28.11.2023 @RISE Mölndal

Hour (local time)


09:30 – 11:00

Workshop on potential collaborative activities

11:00 - 12:30

Transfer to Science Park Borås

Tuesday 28.11.2023 @ Science Park Borås

Hour (local time)


12:30 - 13:30

Welcome to Science Park Borås and working lunch @Company restaurant (in Textile Fashion Center)

13:30 - 14:00

DO-tank experience

14:00 - 14:30

Presentation and visit to Remake factory

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00- 17:30

Presentation and visit to Smart Textiles Showroom

Wednesday 29.11.2023 @ Science Park Borås

Hour (local time)


08:30 – 09:30

Presentation by Textile Material Technology group by Professor Vincent Nierstrasz, Professor Mikael Skrifvars, and Professor Nawar Kadi

(Swedish School of textiles, department of Textile Technology)

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 - 12:00

Visit to Textile Material Technology research labs by Professor Vincent Nierstrasz, Professor Mikael Skrifvars, and Professor Nawar Kadi

(Swedish School of textiles, department of Textile Technology)

12:00 - 13:00

Working lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Start-ups presentation

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 17:00

Workshop on future collaboration activities

Some highlights from this CxC programme

Science Park Borås

Science Park Borås is an open collaborative arena with several actors, such as the University of Borås, the City of Borås, and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Science Park Borås has a clear focus on sustainability within its three areas of activity: textiles, consumption, and societal development. Science Park Borås is located in the textile hub the Textile Fashion Center. The skills and resources available here provide opportunities to realize ideas as well as develop and generate new, marketable innovations, products, and services. It brings together academia, industry, and other parts of society. The integrated environment has frequently been an important starting point for research projects, especially those with an environmental focus. As a result, the Swedish government has given the University of Borås the responsibility of establishing a national platform for sustainable fashion and textiles.

website: https://scienceparkboras.se/

RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) @ Mölndal

Is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, ensures business competitiveness and contribute to a sustainable society. RISE site involved in all related activities textiles is situated in Mölndal, a town just by Gothenburg.

website: https://www.ri.se/en

TreetoTextile company

TreeToTextile is built on a common vision: Better textiles in harmony with nature, to all. By combining the entrepreneurial spirit of Lars Stigsson, the cellulose expertise of Stora Enso and the customer and textile knowledge of H&M Group and Inter IKEA group, TreeToTextile has created the possibility to put a new sustainable textile fiber on the market.

The TreeToTextile technology is a new innovative chemical process – using renewable forest raw material and regenerating the cellulose into a textile fiber by spinning the dissolving pulp. The process uses less chemicals, allowing for a more sustainable and cost-efficient process compared to conventional technologies and fibers. There are no Sulphur emissions during the production and the water, and the chemicals used are recycled and reused.

website: https://treetotextile.com/

DO tank Center (@ Science Park Borås)

DO-tank Center is the place where ideas become sustainable solutions through innovative processes. An open innovation environment for collaboration between business, the public sector and research. This is where ideas are exchanged, prototype development and tests of future circular business models, products and services take place. The DO-tank Center is part of the Circular Hub platform but has developed into an established collaborative environment.

Website: https://dotankcenter.se/

Remake factory (@ Science Park Borås)

An automated flow for remake of garments that would otherwise be considered as waste. By using Eton Systems overhead conveyor system together with an AI that can detect defects and suggest design operations, the machine automatically adds value in form of design elements that repairs and covers up defects.

Website: https://mikrofabriker.scienceparkboras.se/

Smart Textiles Showroom (@ Science Park Borås)

The Smart Textiles Showroom is a place for meetings and knowledge. Here you can find various textile material and product samples produced within Smart Textile's various projects, as well as examples from the University of Textiles' machine parks and other interesting materials purchased from external manufacturers. The Smart Textile Showroom underwent a renovation in 2021 and new prototypes are now available to view, either via a booked visit or by stopping by the Textile Fashion Center during our opening hours.

website: https://smarttextiles.se/en/smart-textiles-showroom/

Other information

Exchange duration       3 days

Financial support          475 euros (lump sum; travel expenses)

To support the travel costs, only if the organization is eligible

Eligible to financing (only once for each organization)

  1. Cluster organisation and business network organisations

cluster organisations and business network organisations that are involved in supporting the enhancement of collaboration, networking and learning in innovation clusters to stimulate innovative activity by promoting or channelling specialised and customised business support services especially to SMEs and/or promoting the sharing of facilities and exchange of knowledge and expertise, in compliance with the coverage of 'innovation clusters' as described in the sections 1.2 and 1.3 and Annex I of the "EU Framework for State Aid for Research and Development and Innovation"

  1. b) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises:

The European Union defines SMEs as enterprises which: ‘fulfil the criteria laid down in the Recommendation as summarised in the table below. Besides the staff headcount ceiling, an enterprise will also qualify as an SME if it meets either the turnover ceiling or the balance sheet ceiling, but not necessarily both’

  1. c) Scaling-up support organisations:

include technology centres, research institutes, fab labs, (digital) innovation hubs, creative hubs, resource-efficiency service providers, incubators and accelerators. They comprise any public or private organisations that is providing access to the testing and validation of technologies and concepts, market intelligence as well as business incubation and acceleration support services in relation to the uptake of advanced technology, digitalisation, new business models, low-carbon and resource-efficient solutions, creativity and design and skills upgrading

The ones interested in this CxC can express their interest, sending an email to their cluster, until 17.11.2023.

For more information, please contact with us:

Project Coordinator Maria José Carvalho – CITEVE [email protected]

Dissemination and Communication Manager Sidika Arikan DTTC [email protected]

Josep Casamada- AEi TÈXTILS [email protected]

Julia Vercher - ATEVAL [email protected]

Enrico Venturini- NTT [email protected]

Eva Dvořáková CLUTEX [email protected]

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