July 29, 2020
Follow EXTRATEX activities and news on our ECCP profile!
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July 29, 2020

EXTRATEX team is happy to announce its first matchmaking

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July 17, 2020

Invitation to supply an expertise service for the training Programme for Capacity Building (6 Clusters, 12 Participants) - Expert(s) Recruitment for Clusters training.

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June 26, 2020
Extratex is part of the ESCP-4X partnerships initiative gathering 69 cluster organisations from 21 EU and COSME participating countries. more
 

OBJECTIVES

The partnership aims at enhancing the level of excellence through strategic plans and joint strategies

CONSORTIUM

6 clusters from different industrial sectors for collaboration in innovation and technology transfer

ACTIVITIES


The Extratex methodology is divided into 4 phases.


 

Textile

Textile

Nowadays, the European textile industry is a world leader in the sector. Textiles and clothing is a diverse sector that plays an important role in the European manufacturing industry, employing 1.7 million people in 2018 and producing a turnover of €166 billion. The sector has undergone radical change recently to maintain its competitiveness by moving towards high value-added products.

Transports

Transports

The transport industry “directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of gross domestic product (GDP)”; the role of transport in all companies in general and its impact on competitiveness at the international level should be also considered in order to scope the importance of this sector adequately.

Sustainable materials

Sustainable materials

Sustainability and competitiveness are the most important concerns for textile, transport and plastic industries. In this sense, SMEs and large companies working on solutions for raising the environmental sustainability and responsibility play a major role in preventing their decay against the four Asian Dragons. Safety and security industries in Europe are also crucial for the EXTRATEX ecosystem. And EXTRATEX is a tool to actually trigger the development of sustainable and responsible solutions for the manufacturing industry of the three sectors, as well as the final products offered to the market, to foster industrial modernisation and safeguard environment and natural resources.

Plastic

Plastic

The European plastic industry nowadays presents specific challenges as regards its competitiveness and the employability of their staff at long-term and it should be mentioned. However, environmental responsibility and recycling processes are the most important concerns for the European Plastic industry. Thus and consequently, the new role of the European biomaterial industries is to sustain the industry transformation; to do so, it is urgently needed new mechanisms and more resources and efforts for knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences and best practices. Grandview Market research stated that “the global biomaterial market size is expected to reach USD 250.4 billion by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 14.7% during the forecast period”; the EU also plays an important role at International level, stressing the German and British industries.

COVID-19

COVID-19

Clusters in Europe, and also EXTRATEX, are committed to support new solutions to fight current sanitary emergency. Connect, liaise and solve. Visit www.clustercollaboration.eu/coronavirus

 


A project funded by the EU COSME programme


24 months

EXTRATEX has been launched on March 1, 2020 and will last 2 years.


0,5 million

The total cost of the project is 0,5 millions Euro with a grant equal to 75%.


6 Clusters

From textile, automotive, plastic and Safety and Security in industry.

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