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TAGS - Project Overview Barbora Široká, Thomas Bechtold, and Ján Široký The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development “Textiles for Ageing Society” Grant Agreement Number 290494 FP7 – NMP – 2011 – CSA - 5

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The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development: o o

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the EU's main instrument funding research in Europe runs from 2007 to 2013 (then after integrated into the Horizon 2020 programmes) with budget of ₏ 50.5 billion, excluding Euratom it designed to respond to Europe’s employment needs and competitiveness supports research in selected priority areas - to make, or keep, the EU as a world leader in those sectors

Source: Understanding the FP7 - FP7 - Tomorrow's answers start today http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm?pg=understanding

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TAGS CALL

Topic called:

NMP.2011.2.3-3 – Networking of materials laboratories and innovation actors in various industrial sectors for product or process innovation – coordination and support actions

Technical • New alliances are needed to mobilise and bring together all the Content/Scope: right actors and to broker collaboration between material research and industrial entrepreneurs. • To stimulate the creation of a dynamic system that exploits the untapped potential of new ideas/materials to create new businesses (with novel or boosted alliances between material researchers and “creative industries“) • 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) „FP7 NMP Work Programme 2011, Cooperation, Theme 4 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies – NMP”

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AGEING SOCIETY – DRIVING FORCE

Source: Eurostat (data from October 2011) http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Population_structure_and_ageing#

 Almost 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. Source: i2010: Independent Living for the Ageing Society (2007) http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/policy_link/brochures/documents/independent_living.pdf

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PROJECTED OLD-AGE DEPENDENCY RATIO Eurostat's old-age dependency ratio measures and predicts "the projected number of persons aged 65 and over expressed as a percentage of the projected number of persons aged between 15 and 64." The bigger the number, the older the population. For example, the ratio for the EU-27 was 25.9 % in 2010 which means there were around four persons of working age for every person aged 65 or over.

Source: Eurostat (data from 20.12.2011) http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/refreshTableAction.do?tab=table&plugin=1&pcode=tsdde511&language=en

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CONTENT OF TAGS Improving quality of elderly life High quality of life - key to well being  living longer independently  being able to continue in high-quality employment and contribute productively to the economy – (active ageing in work)  active participation in society, through social contacts and activities, daily economic activities such as shopping, and democratic decision-making. Tableware designed for people who suffer from dementia http://www.wallpaper.com/directory/graduate/2011/grads#55130

Towards integrated social and health care  Independent living is about both social and health care. Many older people experience some form of physical or cognitive impairment, or suffer from a chronic condition.  Thus, besides social care there is a clear need for long-term healthcare too.  The challenge is to find the right mix of health, social and informal care to match the individual’s needs: this requires ‘joined-up’ thinking by researchers, policy-makers and care agencies on the ground. 6

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TAGS CONSORTIUM

Participant legal name

Country

Organis. type

1-UIBK

University of Innsbruck

AUT

University

2-TITK

Thuringian Institute of Textiles and Plastics Research

GER

Research organization

3-NIRI

Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute, Ltd

GBR

SME

WarmX

GER

SME

5-TEXVER

Textilverein – Registered association of textile SMEs

AUT

Non-profit Organiz.

6-FLORIDA

Tessitura Florida S.R.L.

ITA

SME

Acronym

4-WarmX

7-CONN

Connexia – Gesellschaft für Gesundheit und Pflege gem. GmbH

AUT

End-User

8-KHBG

Vorarlberger KrankenhausBetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H

AUT

End-User

9-ANS

Anziani E Non Solo società cooperativa

ITA

End-User

Democenter-Sipe

ITA

Inn./Tech.Tr ansfer Org.

10-DCS

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Care-givers P7, P8, P9

European Ageing Society

Technology development P3

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Industry P4, P5, P6


TAGS CONSORTIUM Areas of Expertise

UIBK - Textile and fibre research, cellulose fibre research; processing of cellulosic textiles; alkali treatments; waste-water treatment; heat, moisture and water transport; electrochemistry TITK - Transformation and shaping of natural polymers; chemical recovery of polymer wastes; chemical processing of materials; development of new conversion technologies; materials characterization NIRI - Design, engineering and manufacturing of nonwovens and textiles; development of new products for the hygiene, medical and healthcare, filtration, automotive, construction and clothing sectors WarmX - Development and manufacturing of knitted smart textiles TEXVER - Technology and processing of textiles, commercial exploitation and spin-off activities, company funding, research policy and strategy, consumer safety, chemicals regulations, product assessment FLORIDA - Development and manufacturing of biological and hypoallergenic textiles, fabric quality control, sample technical consulting, product weaving CONN - Quality assurance, innovation and development of new concepts in care, educational aspects of care, formulation of recommendations KHBG - Medical aspects of care, rehabilitation and recovery, education of staff for hospital and home care ANS - Social and health services for elderly people; social research, social policies and testing of innovative practices aimed to improve the life quality of elderly people and their care-givers DCS - Industrial automation and advanced technologies providing innovative services and support design and manufacturing processes 8

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TEXTILVEREIN Brief introduction

 Non-profit organisation – formed of more than 75 textile companies (4600 employees, total turnover of €650 Million) – Vorarlberg  Companies (spinning, weaving, knitting, textile dyeing and finishing or garment production): • Manufacturing • Processing  located within the chamber of commerce of Vorarlberg  the arm of the “Fachgruppe Textilindustrie” (participate in project activities)  Source of intensive exchange of knowledge and information

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TAGS In details ● Project Start - End: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2015 (4 years) ● Budget: €1.12 Million (Funded by EC to 100%) ● Scientific partners • Will share knowledge from their areas of expertise (e.g. textile chemical analysis, processing, physical testing, structure-property relationships of materials, waste-water treatment strategies, chemical recovery of polymer wastes, heat – moisture/water transport, research/development of nonwoven products, etc.) • Will contribute with their ready access to literature ● Manufacturers • Will share knowledge and expertise on processing of textile products • Will provide information on limitations related to the process/technology, environmental, legal and price regulations ● Care-givers / End users • Will share information on requirements for textiles and clothing for the elderly ● Technology transfer organization • Will identify elements along the innovation chain, provide contact with policy making institutions 10

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AIMS OF TAGS Bring together ● ● ● ● ●

Elderly Social and medical care institution Research institutions Technology transfer institutions, and Manufacturers

To identify: ● Specific requirements of elderly and care institutions ● Latest developments in materials science and technology, and ● Strategies to incorporate developments in the manufacturing chain

Improve or innovate products and/or processes to meet the specific clothing and textile needs of EU elderly population 11

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TAGS OBJECTIVES  To identify new materials, production techniques, and technologies based on demands and requirements formulated by end-users and industry that can improve the performance of healthcare textile products for the elderly.  To assess the scope, boundary conditions for innovation and identify barriers preventing progress.  To set up systems for active discussion and dissemination of information between partners, provide public with access to general information.  To generate new joint and collaborative concepts, joint research activities.  Identify standards, specifications for products and formulate recommendations for policy makers. 12

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TARGETED GROUPS/EXPECTED IMPACT Targeted groups: 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 existing innovation networks

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MAIN FIELDS OF INTEREST

Bedding textiles

Clothing

Textile products for hygiene and personal care

Therapeutic and recreational /leisure textiles

Researchers Contributions: The state of the art of materials, procedures, processes, techniques commonly used; possibilities of materials modifications Manufacturers Contributions: Info on aspects of productions e.g. chemical consumptions, effluents, sustainability, LCA End-Users Contributions: Survey results on the product requirements, their use, and care of products, garment design, non-technological barriers. The needs of elderly. 14

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BEDDING TEXTILES Properties • • • • •

Moisture management (sorption-desorption considered) Air-conditioning effect, ventilative Wash durable Repels body fluids & moisture Cooling effect/thermoregulation (sheets) – moisture wicking • Anti-microbial • Dust mite protection Isotherm curves = molecularly sorbed water

Products • • • •

Bed and Mattress Pads (Incontinence Management) Bed sheets and blankets 3D spacers (variable mesh) Smart embroidery textiles

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CLOTHING Properties • • • •

Moisture and heat transport Breathable Membrane-like fibre (hydrophobic/hydrophilic, e.g. wool) Integration of health-monitoring tools into textiles (e.g. monitor blood pressure, heartbeat, body fluids) • Smart textiles to evoke memories of absent people • Thermoregulation • Prevent odor

Products • • • • •

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Date-to-date clothing Cloths for ageing people with dementia Intelligent/smart cloths Adaptive cloths Underwear, socks

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TEX PRODUCTS FOR HYG AND PERSONAL CARE Properties • • • • •

Superabsorbent properties Breathable Membrane-like fibre (hydrophobic/hydrophilic) Prevent odor Disposable vs. non-disposable (?)

Products • • • •

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Inflated fibres (uncollapsed; collabsed – trilobal) bi- or multi- component fibre (islands-in-the-sea) Towels Incontinence pads

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THERAP AND RECREAT/LEISURE TEXTILES Properties • • • • • •

Release therapeutic substance “Soft touch” Breathable Membrane-like fibre (hydrophobic/hydrophilic) Thermoregulation Improve comfort

Products • • • •

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Therapeutic bandages Decubitus pads Compression stocking Leisure and outdoor cloths

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GENERAL SCHEME (WORK PACKAGES)

Companies, manufacturers, institutions, etc . outside the TAGS Consortium are welcomed to joint us! Information on aspects of productions (chem. consumptions, effluents, sustainability, LCA): • Providing • Spreading • Getting ● Initiation of new

projects/cooperations ● New innovation products

New concepts/solutions Common understanding

Concentrating of new ideas

between research institutions, industrial partners and end-users Collection of Information Identification of present state of the art, problem areas, demand, definition of requirements 19

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

“The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No. 290494.”

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