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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

Portugal: North (Portugal)
Ana Ribeiro
Project Coordinator
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Overview

Type of partnership
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Partnership duration (months)
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Number of SMEs involved

Summary and objectives

Hi-Tech-TEX – New sustainable and cross-sectorial value chains towards excellence in Technical Textiles to foster the uptake of innovation and increasing competitiveness - main objective is to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialised eco-systems and cities across Europe, including through implementation of the “ClusterXchange” mobility scheme.

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

Hi-Tech-TEX Specific Obejectives:

1. Establish new integrated value chains;

2. To implement capacity-building program;

3. Better exploit the potential of clusters and combining different competences and innovative solutions;

4. Implement capabilities and capacities, and raise innovation potential by implementing the ClusterXchange pilot scheme with at least 80 short-term exchanges;

5. Develop and replicate a systemic approach to cross-sectoral SME innovation beyond HiTech-TEX.

Previous achievements

Results expected

To enhance the collaboration, networking and learning of cluster organisations and their members towards the professionalization of specialised and customised business support services provided or channelled to SMEs. This shall further contribute to strengthen ties between European ecosystems and cities across regional and sectoral silos with the view to support a sustainable inter-regional partnering process and joint actions for strategic collaboration in various industrial specialisation areas linked to industrial modernisation and improving their business environment and workforce development. Hi-Tech-TEX will be focused on building strong skills for cluster managers, build a cross-sector cooperation plan and form robust alliances, based on the Strategic priorities of the Strategic Innovation & Research Agendas of involved industrial Clusters and thematic S3 priorities for industrial modernisation, to foster the uptake of innovation increasing competitiveness.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C13 Manufacture of textiles
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Textile
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Wearing apparel A\: Human necessities:Life-saving; fire-fighting B\: Performing operations; transporting:Nanotechnology E\: Fixed constructions:Building
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics & environment Aeronautics & space:Safety & security Aeronautics & space:Space Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics Cultural & creative industries:Development of regional cultural & creative industries Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems KETs:Advanced materials

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