PARTNER

PORTUGUESE TEXTILE CLUSER

www.clustertextil.pt
MANAGED BY
CITEVE – Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxtile Vestuário de Portugal
www.citeve.pt
CONTACT PERSON
Ana Ribeiro

Brief description of legal entity:

CITEVE – The Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal, is a private non-profit organization active since 1989 being a reference organization within the National and European scene, regarding research, innovation and technology transfer promotion for the Textile & Clothing Industry. CITEVE’s mission is to support the technical and technological development of the textile & clothing industry, promoting innovation and inducing new capacities and new competences as well as helping on the definition of industrial public policies.

In the field of R&D and New product development research, CITEVE gathers know-how within the most advanced and innovative technologies. Consulting and technological development also includes the sustainable production, integrating services and expertise in LCA, environmental technologies, energy management, health and safety, waste management and quality management. R&D and innovation oriented to market demand is one of the major strategic lines of CITEVE and it is focused on National and European R&D projects focused on product/process development, either by private contract, either in programs co-financed by public authorities; Demonstration and technology transfer of emerging technologies and knowledge; and Technology surveillance, benchmarking and IPR management.

Applied research and technology transfer is also strengthen by CITEV’s active participation in several networks of excellence, such as:

Since April 2017, CITEVE is the managing authority of the Portuguese Textile Cluster strengthening the engagement and cooperation with the T&C value chain.

The Portuguese Textile Cluster is a sectoral support structure whose main purpose is to stimulate processes of interaction, articulation, collaboration and information sharing within the economic aggregate itself, acting in a way that is supplementary to the performance of its own as an instrument of obtaining increments of competitiveness for innovation and internationalization, in a logic of collective efficiency.

Since April 2017, CITEVE is the managing authority of the Portuguese Textile Cluster strengthening the engagement and cooperation with the T&C value chain.

The Portuguese Textile Cluster is a sectoral support structure whose main purpose is to stimulate processes of interaction, articulation, collaboration and information sharing within the economic aggregate itself, acting in a way that is supplementary to the performance of its own as an instrument of obtaining increments of competitiveness for innovation and internationalization, in a logic of collective efficiency.

The Portuguese Textile Cluster has currently implemented 9 Special Interest Groups (SIG) with fundamental functions of strategic thinking around the main pillars of Cluster intervention. These groups are an active instrument of intelligence, strategic thinking and monitoring.

Founded by 54 founding members (38 companies and 16 non-business entities), the Textile Cluster is a platform where these entities establish win-win relationships, with the ultimate objective of producing and sharing knowledge as a support for innovation and competitiveness.

The Portuguese Textile Cluster MISSION is to promote the integrated and sustainable development of the economic cluster involving textiles, clothing and textiles of technical application, contributing to the competitive reinforcement of its strategic pillars of support:

    1. Human capital (Training & Education)
    2. Research, Innovation and Sustainability
    3. Design and Fashion
    4. International projection
    5. Interclustering and Cross sectorial approach

It is also intended to stimulate a strong articulation between the different actors that integrate it, as well as the approach to complementary and strategic value chains.

The Portuguese Textile Cluster has as VISION to be one of the most competitive in the world in the research, design, development, manufacture and marketing of textile and clothing products, aimed at the fashion, home, technical and functional textiles segments.

The Portuguese Textile Cluster is an active member of Regiotex Support Group leading one of the Strategic Thematic Areas (Smart and Technical Textiles) being involved on the definition of the operational action plans/projects to enable T&C SMEs to invest more in innovation, to become more competitive.

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CONTACT US

office@tex4im.eu

POWERED BY

RegioTex - The European Innovation Network of Textile Regions

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