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Research Institute of Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck Höchsterstrasse 73, A-6850 Dornbirn, Tel.++43-5572-28 5 33, e-mail: textilchemie@uibk.ac.at

Two new research and development activites “TAGS” “RS-STE” Bechtold Thomas 1st EPNOE CSA Industrial meeting March 06 – March 07, 2012 Sophia Antipolis, France - (1)

Structural aspects

MATERIALS Marie Curie ITN “STEP” “Shaping and Transformation in the Engineering of Polysaccharides” Grant Agreement Number 214015 10/2008 Network of Excellence “Polysaccharides“ EPNOE-CSA Grant Agreement Number 290486 03/2012 K-Project Sports TextilesComet K-Project “Sports Textiles” (Nr. 820494) Austrian research promotion company (FFG) Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012 FP7 – NMP – 2011 – CSA - 5 “TAGS” Textiles for Ageing Society” Grant Agreement Number 290494 01/2012


FP7 – NMP – 2011 – CSA - 5 “TAGS” Textiles for Ageing Society” Grant Agreement Number 290494 01/2012


Networking of materials laboratories and innovation actors in various sectors for product and process innovation

Facts: Start: 01/2012 Budget: 1,115,000.- € Duration 4. years  New alliances are needed to mobilise and bring together all the right actors and to broker collaboration between materials research and industrial entrepreneurs.  Bring together researchers with the other actors in the determination of the added value, aiming at constituting teams of innovators, able to close the loop from the laboratories to a product, or a novel industrial process.  Actors competent in other aspects that can play a critical role in boosting competitiveness and accelerate success (metrology, standardization, socio-economic, health or environmental impact, regulation)

Textiles for AGeing Society (TAGS) Participant legal name


Organis. type


University of Innsbruck




Thüringisches Institut für Textilund Kunststoff-Forschung e.V.


Research organiz.


Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute, Ltd







Textilverein – Registered association of textile SMEs


Non-profit Organiz.


Tessitura Florida S.R.L.




Connexia – Gesellschaft für Gesundheit und Pflege gem. GmbH




Vorarlberger KrankenhausBetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H




Anziani E Non Solo società cooperativa





Inn./Tech.Tr ansfer Org.





i2010: Independent Living for the Ageing Society – Ageing society – Driving Force Nearly 14% of the EU population is over the age of 65 and this figure is expected to double by 2050. By then we will have 80 million older Europeans Over the last century average life expectancy in Europe has increased for males from 45.7 to 75.0 years, and for females from 49.6 to 79.9 years, birth rate has reduced. For the EU-25, 22% of the population will be aged over 65 by 2025, rising to almost 30% by 2050. In absolute terms, this represents an increase of 60 million people between 2004 and 2050, to a total of 134.5 million. Furthermore, the proportion of very old people (aged 80 and above) in the EU-25 will grow even more rapidly, from 4% in 2004 to reach 6% by 2025 and 10% by 2050.

WP1 Collection of information

WP 2 Common understanding

Four main product groups: T1 - Bedding textiles: e.g. bed sheets T2 - Clothing: clothes for daily use T3 - Products for hygiene and personal care: towels, incontinence pads T4 - Therapeutic and recreation (leisure) textiles: bandages, compression textiles

WP3 New concepts, solutions

WP 4 New projects / products http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/press.asp?contentid=834

Literature search Databases Public information Questionaires Interviews


WP1 State of art

Product assessment

PUBLIC EU-citizens WP2 Analysis of situation Common understanding

Home-page Presentations

Product use WP3 Generation of concepts ideas, solutions

EU policy makers decision making bodies

Home-page Reports Publications Presentations

WP4 Initiation of defined innovation projects INNOVATION

Work package 1 Work package 2 Work package 3 Work package 4 - To obtain information from end-users about the functionality, comfort, safety and convenience of clothing and textiles. - The requirements will be collected on these aspects, limitations and challenges which elderly people and care-givers are facing in every-day use of textiles. - Manufacturers seeking for improvement in product performance, process and technology will also provide information on their demands. - Researchers will contribute with their knowledge on new available materials and processes, general aspects of production. - They will collect information on possibilities for changing intrinsic properties of materials by incorporating of functional components; modification of bulk properties by applying various treatments of textile structures or fibers; changes in construction of textile structures.


Work package 1 Work package 2 Work package 3 Work package 4 Mutual understanding of all participating actors. - Visits, themed workshops, seminars, and discussion rounds with invited experts. - Understanding of product implementation in practice, demands, potential for realization and technology development - Find out barriers preventing innovation between three sectors (research-industry-end-users). - Overcoming of barriers between end-users, research institutions and industrial partners through new interactions, understanding of clothing and textile products for ageing people. • Increasing diffusion of knowledge between network partners with regard to technical feasibility, boundary conditions for product/ process innovation, definition of material quality relevant properties. • Extraction of information from different related platforms (e.g. European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, Euratex – European Apparel and Textile Confederation) and through participating at conferences

Work package 1 Work package 2 Work package 3 Work package 4 Generating of innovative ideas and proposals for solutions. Involvement of external experts from other European countries such as medical doctors, psychologists, anthropologists, social scientists, product designers, specialists for health and care, experts for materials and production technology.

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Work package 1 Work package 2 Work package 3 Work package 4

Clear plans for collaborations between industrial sector, research partners and end-users. These collaborations will include two or more institutions from the network, and may include other institutions from outside the network if additional competencies are sought. Efforts will also be directed towards identifying funding sources for collaborations.

a science-design installation about global demography http://www.corporeality.net/museion/category/ageing/

Target audience: Policy makers; Manufacturing concerns; Institutions involved in the care of elderly, handicapped and infirmed; Public; Research institutions Expected Impact: - initiation of research and innovation activities to develop new materials and products in the context of ageing people - improvement of the quality of inhabitants lives and also improvement of work quality of people involved in care-giving - foster the ability of European enterprises to compete in the global marketplace - increase of competence in given field - support establishment of new contacts and co-operations - establishment of new co-operations and strengthening of exiting innovation networks

http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/departments/ fcs/programs/graduate/WhatsGerontology.htm

Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012


Smart technical embroideries

Two main directions of research: Composites and 3D-structures: - embroidery as structural element (e.g. in composites) - formation of 3D-structures (e.g. needle punched materials) Molecular and electrical functionality: - Implementation of functionality in embroidery - electrical functionality (e.g. sensors, shielding, electrothermics) - molecular chemical functionality (e.g. pharmaceutical, adhesives)

Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012 Facts: Start: 10/2011 Budget: 817.00,- â‚Ź Duration 3.5 years The market for RS-STE:

two general groups of enterprises:

Embroidery producers who implement technology 200 embroidery companies (100% SME) 5 textile processing companies e.g. Grabher Textilveredlung Applicants for technical embroideries: new products: - Light emitting devices (LED-technology) - Automotive products (shaped materials, fibre reinforced composites) - Medical sensor products - Hygiene products for care and hospitals - 3-D products for shoes and garments (composite structures) - Technical products (filter material, material for acoustics) - Protective material (electronic/chemical sensors)

Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012

Composites and 3D-structures:

Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012

Composites and 3D-structures:

We are looking for a elastic PSbased foam material

Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012

Non-woven structures

Research Studio Smart Technical Embroideries FFG 832003/RS-STE 10/2012

Conductive threads for heating, temperature measurements, sensors, switch

Thank you!

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's 7th Framework Programme [FP7/2007�2013] under grant agreement no. 214015 - (19)

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