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General Information
Programme: 
ERASMUS+
Project duration: 
Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 to Saturday, 14 January, 2023
Project website: 
Total budget: 
€999.998
EU Contribution: 
€999.998
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
UPC
Coordinator
Spain
No
AEI Tèxtils
Partner
Spain
Yes
CIAPE
Partner
Greece
No
University of West Attica
Partner
Greece
No
TUIASI
Partner
Romania
No
CRE.THI.DEV
Partner
Greece
No
CEDECS
Partner
France
No
University of Sfax
Partner
Tunisia
No
University of Monastir
Partner
Tunisia
No
Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Ksar Hellal-ISET
Partner
Tunisia
No
ATCTEX
Partner
Tunisia
No
MFCPole
Partner
Tunisia
Yes
CRNS
Partner
Tunisia
No

The textile industry is the second largest industrial sector in Tunisia accounting for 161k jobs. However, the sector lacks innovation and competitiveness which caused a negative loss of employment of over 4k jobs a year during the last few years.  The main barrier for the Tunisian textile industry is the low-value-added products that drives an intense competition in addition to the lack of own product.

In this context, WINTEX project is oriented to the creation of innovation textiles centers to address the lack of competitiveness of the Tunisian textile sector with the support from Erasmus+ program by bringing EU expertise, idea and experience exchange, financial support and capacity building at Tunisian institutions oriented towards increasing the latent innovation capacity available in the country. In addition, WINTEX also aims to create an Academy Textile Industry council as a point of interaction and networking among HEIs and industrial partners.

The main objective  WINTEX project is to foster innovation and cooperation in Tunisian textile sector with transfer of knowledge from EU. The specific objectives will be the cration of  3 innovation textiles’ centers in the three Tunisian HEIs (ISMMM, USF and ISET), to build capacity program addressed to the centers operators and the creation of the Academia Textile Industry Council as a platform for collaboration among Tunisian stakeholders. The project will boost participation of students and staff in the textile centers by means of traineeships in order to set in place a collaborative and innovative mindset to the future generation of the textile industry technicians and managers.

Ultimately, the goal is to weave innovation among academia and industry to support the development of innovations and entrepreneurship in the textile sector in Tunisia providing students, researchers and professionals in textile field with competencies and skills needed by the market.