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The sharing of good and best practice, know how, contacts and experience amongst industry and learning institutions is a fundamental part of developing funds and obtaining investment readiness at proposition close. Consequently, the Knowledge Platform has a number of objectives, including:

  • Stimulate and increase the level and quality of commercialisation propositions;
  • Help links and relationships with agencies, organisations and individuals who could provide seed corn and/or third party funds;
  • Contribute and stimulate cultural change, networking and good practice within and between institutions and organisations;
  • Help support collaborative research and development with regional companies;
  • Contribute to the development of the regional sectors by facilitating the exploitation of technology;
  • Provide online newsletters, live feed webinars, information, case studies and technical information directly relating to technical textile enhancement programmes;
  • Identification and monitoring of training needs;
  • Communication of the training needs towards schools, universities and businesses;
  • Promotion of matching activities between identified training needs and market offers;
  • Accreditation of training bodies;
  • Qualification of personnel;
  • Fund raising;
  • Elaboration of specific projects and initiatives at EU and national level.

For more information, visit the Textile Centre of Excellence website.