Press Information - 7TH ANNUAL PUBLIC CONFERENCE: "FROM FP7 TO HORIZON 2020: 29-30 MARCH 2012, BRUSSELS
FROM FP7 TO HORIZON 2020
The 7th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 29 – 30 March 2012 in Brussels. The scope of this one-and-a-half-day event will be to present and discuss how future EU research, innovation and industry policies and programmes can better support the research and innovation efforts of the more than 140,000 small to mid-sized companies in the EU textile and clothing sector. We will also use the event as a showcase of numerous collaborative research-industry projects and the impact their results had or are expected to have on the competitiveness and prospects of innovating European textile and clothing companies.
Speakers will include EU officials from DG Research & Innovation and DG Enterprise & Industry in charge of preparing future SME research & innovation support programmes. Objectives and results of 27 FP7 textile research projects will be presented mostly by industry speakers. A panel discussion between EU representatives and managers of textile SME’s will address directly and openly the most crucial issues to increase industry participation in EU programmes.
The event will be directly followed in the afternoon of 30 March by the 3rd annual dissemination event of the CrossTexNet project, the first textile-related ERA-Net project which will soon launch its 3rd call for proposals.
The event will take place at Husa President Park Hotel in Brussels.
The draft programme as well as the conference registration documents are available on www.textile-platform.eu
Press representatives attend the event free of charge
Contact for further information
R&D Manager, Euratex