Final Conference Updated Agenda


PLUSTEX Final Conference Agenda  PLUSTEX Final Conference Agenda- def Event management for Plustex Final Conference: Textile and Clothing 2020 – Smart Strategies for Regional Development powered by Eventbrite 8.30 | 9.00        Registrations 9.00 | 9.15        Welcome by local host and opening by Mr Guillaume Delbar, Vice President in charge of innovation, research and universities inLilleMetropole Representative from the NordPas de CalaisRegion 9.15 | 9.45        PLUSTEX Project – Results and perspectives Ms Daniela Toccafondi, Councilor for Economic Policy, Municipality ofPrato 9.45 | 10.00 …

PLUSTEX – Final Conference Textile and Clothing 2020 – Smart Strategies for Regional Development


  PLUSTEX – Final Conference Textile and Clothing 2020 – Smart Strategies for Regional Development CAMPUS CETI (Centre Européens des Textiles Innovants) Tourcoing (France), 9th October 2014 Textile and Clothing is a major sector of the European industry and a spearhead of European manufacturing. Although hit by globalisation and the consequent de-industrialization, the sector still features some 250,000 businesses, 240 billion euros turnover and more than 3.2 million employees across the European Union. In the last decades, Textile and Clothing has reacted by developing new jobs…

9th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit / 14th – 15th May 2014, Winchester (United Kingdom)


it will be focused on “Fostering eco-innovation and social responsibility in the sector” policy the 9th Exchange Thematic Workshop, to be held inWinchesterand Southampton (UK) on next 14 and 15 May. The event will be organized by The University of Southampton with Winchester School of Art, one of theUK’s leading art and design institutions.Textile industry is generally understood to be one of the most polluting industries. Most of the production steps involved in the textile chain are not sustainable processes and creates a high impact…

8th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit / 26th – 27th March 2014, Kaunas (Lithuania)


Next Thematic Exchange Workshop, the 8th on PLUSTEX PLC calendar will be held in Kaunas (Lithuania) on next 26thJune 2013. The workshop, hosted by project partner KTU Regional Science Park, will focus on the policy “Fostering incubation and startups in the sector” introducing Good Practices that represent successful experiences related to help and foster start-ups or to accelerate the growth of existing ventures. Business incubation programs are designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services….

7th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit / 13th – 14th November 2013, Lodz (Poland)


On next 13th and 14th in Lodz (PO) it will be held the seventh Policy Learning Cycle of PLUSTEX agenda. It will be still focused on “Diversification of production towards high-quality and high-tech textiles and niche products” key policy. After last meeting organized in Guimaraes in September, a second section on this policy has been organized to enable all partners to present in a exhaustive way the GPs identified in their respective territories. The workshop will focus the agenda on the presentation of a new…

6th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit / 12th – 13th September 2013, Guimarães (Portugal)


Next Policy Learning Cycle, the sixth on Project calendar,  will be held in Guimarães (PT) on the 12th  and 13th  September 2013 and it will focused on new key policy “Diversification of production towards high-quality and high-tech textiles and niche products”. Val do Ave Municipalities Association (AMAVE), Portuguese PLUSTEX partner, will organize and coordinate the Workshop dedicated to several Good Practices presentation related to specified theme and identified on Project partnership. PLUSTEX Study Visits organized during these two days will also include the Avepark Science…

Plustex Partners videos now online

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Finally online: all the videos shot at the 4th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit in Prato, Italy. Watch them all here!

Intermediate Evaluation and Dissemination Workshop and Study Visit: Support for the clustering and internationalization of SMEs, 12th – 13th June 2013, Szombathely (HU)

The next PLUSTEX event, dealing with the theme “Support for the clustering and internationalization of SMEs” will be held in Szombathely, Hungary on next 12th-13th June 2013.  The workshop,  hosted by project partner, Pannon Business Network Association, represents more than other events, an important moment  dedicated  to the midterm evaluation and dissemination of results. In fact, the workshop will bring the conclusions of the evaluation process, started six months before by all PLUSTEX partners.  In this regard, the partners agreed to backup the intermediate evaluation…

INTERREG IVC Feedback Seminar on the Exchange of Experience Study ‘Improving policy-making through learning’ – 25 June 2013, Dublin (IE)

The aim of the seminar is primarily to disseminate the results of the study on how projects apprehend and organise successfully their exchange of experience (component 3). Secondly, the seminar aims at exploring ways how to put into practice these findings and thus enable projects to further exploit their potential to improve local or regional policies. It will also serve as a networking platform to meet partners from other INTERREG IVC projects. The seminar is dedicated to the Lead Partners (coordinators) or component 3 leaders…

European Textile Technology Platform Annual Conference / 20th – 21st March 2013, Bruxelles (Belgium)

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing aims to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the European Textile and Clothing industry and to reinforce the position of Europe as a leading global player in the development and manufacturing of fibres, textiles, textile-based products and apparel. In order to achieve this objective it implements various activites and initiatives in the fields of research, development and innovation. The next annual public conference will take place on 20th-21st March 2013 in Brussels. It will present…


PLUSTEX is cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund within the INTERREG IVC Programme. The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

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