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TEX4IM - Textile clusters for industrial modernisation
TEX4IM

Enrico Venturini
Cluster Manager

Overview

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Summary and objectives

The Tex4IM aims at generating a long term partnership for boosting industrial competitiveness and investment in European Textile and Clothing sector. The new platform, composed of main clusters acting in TC regions of Europe, will generate joint actions and investment projects in common smart specialisation priority areas for the sector, linked to industrial modernisation and will improve TC business environment. This will support the implementation of national and regional smart specialisation strategies via strategic interregional collaboration in one of the most prominent industrial sector of European economy. The partnership bring together the main European textile-based clusters in countries/regions where the textile and clothing industry represents a significant share of the national/regional economy, to enhance innovation capacities, business models, knowledge and skill levels and other key competitive factors. This will be possible thanks to the direct involvement in the action plan of the project of the main R&D centres, business networks, science parks connected to the partnered clusters in TC regions represented by TEX4IM. Only by commonly implementing the smart specialisation strategies defined for single regions through a shared strategy and related roadmaps the European TC industry can maintain its global market share and current position versus emerging non-European competitors. Specific objectives of the TEX4IM project are: • Set up a sustainable incubator and accelerator system for the generation of joint investment projects in TC and otherrelated or cross-linkable sectors; • To develop a joint strategy for industrial modernisation of TC sector of Europe; • To accelerate the uptake of innovation and increase of production by TC SMEs, thanks to a more focused andeffective R&D matching and a more efficient design of new business models and value chains.

Results expected

  • Joint strategy for TC industrial modernization and long-term cooperation
  • Permanent incubation and acceleration system for the generation of joint investment projects in TC sector.
  • 3 investment projects per year, for a period of 5 years after the end date of the project.
  • Portfolio of business opportunities Business and growth support services, for the 5 fundable pilot cases.
  • Intelligence action, detailed map of opportunities for cluster firms of the 8 regions.
  • 2 interregional matchmaking events, including B2B and C2C sessions each.
  • Achievement of the ESCP-S3 label for the TEX4IM consortium members.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C13 Manufacture of textiles - Manufacturing:C14 Manufacture of wearing apparel - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Textile

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 12.03.2021
TEX4IM: 2nd International Textile-Clothing Matchmaking Event 15-17 March 2021
News Published: 20.02.2020
TEX4IM 2nd International Textile -Clothing Matchmaking event 29th of April 2020, Porto, Portugal
News Published: 31.10.2019
TEX4IM First International Matchmaking Event
News Published: 09.09.2019
TEX4IM project call for project ideas