The 1st European Textile Flagships conference, organized by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing and Euratex – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, will be held in Brussels from the 23rd to the 25th of October. The Technology Platform and the experts that have worked during the last year in the 7 Flagship expert groups aim at sharing with European textile professionals and policy makers the results of this work and showcase the great potential of textile innovation to address the priority themes of Horizon 2020.
After a plenary opening session in the afternoon of 23rd October, parallel full-day sessions will be dedicated to each Flagship initiative on 24th and 25th October. During these sessions the focus will be, in the first half, on longer term strategies and market developments, emergence of new market needs due to changing production and consumption trends and new regulatory or policy requirements. The second half of each session will be dedicated to major new technology developments and the results of selected collaborative research projects. The speakers will be policy and programme managers as well as recognized market and technology experts from across Europe proposed by the leadership team of each Flagship group. The complete programme and the registration form are available here.