OTIR2020-TFC - Next Technology Tecnotessile
Since 2011 OTIR2020 operates as the cluster organization, working in fashion key sectors of the Tuscan manufacturing economy. OTIR2020 principal aims are the operational support in the innovation process and technology transfer in favour of local companies, providing technical assistance and support for the development of new R&D based projects. In September 2016, the name of the cluster is changed in OTIR2020 – Tuscnay Fashion Cluster. OTIR2020 - TFC nowadays associates around 480 companies from Tuscany region operating in the fashion value chain (textile and technical textile, clothing, leather, tanning, shoe manufacturing, jewelry). Services provided by NTT through OTIR2020 -TFC in last six years have been concentrated on: - Technological audits of SMEs of the fashion value chain to detect specific needs, particularly in terms of innovation and technological transfer; - Support in participation to funding programmes for R&D and innovation, available at European, national, regional level; - Provision of lab services and testing; - Organisation of events and other marketing activities (newsletters, publications, website etc.).
OTIR2020-TFC aims to carry out an efficient action in support of the textile and Fashion Industry as a whole, through a wide range of services (integrated and co-produced by the most skilled actors operating in the area) in the field of innovation. Actually, the new competence center will operate mainly in the regional areas of fashion, namely: • area of textiles, clothing and technical textile (district of Prato and Florence area for the clothing) • area of the leather (Santa Croce) • area of footwear (Lucca, Pistoia-Valdinievole) • goldsmith and jewelery area (Arezzo); • areas of applications of textile in tannery.
Established - 01 July 2011
Staff in the management team - 11-20
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
- Lifelong learning
1Number of start-ups among SME's
28Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
5Number of civil society members
5Other Ecosystem Actors