The EUROTECH Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes programme supports the international development of first-time SMEs by helping them to mount their first European projects: H2020, Eurostars, Interreg, etc. It is led by the innovation clusters TECHTERA, AXELERA, MINALOGIC, TENERRDIS and VIAMECA.
Thanks to EUROTECH first-time SMEs benefit from a EUROPE evaluation and help with mounting a subsidised European project. The programme revolves around awareness and individual support for companies from the cluster and specialist firms.
Funded through the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union, the TEX-SHIELD project was completed in late 2015. It allowed the development of low-fluorine content hydrophobic processes, able to replace current treatments based on perfluorinated resins.
TEX-SHIELD was conducted by twelve partners, clusters, industries and research centres from five European countries.
Ecolastane is a project funded by the European Commission in the context of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. It has enabled the development of a technology for producing biosourced polyester and polyurethane textile fibres from industrial food waste.
ECOLASTANE was conducted by nine partners, clusters and industries from four European countries, including TECHTERA, which was in charge of disseminating the results. The project was completed in February 2016.
Interreg & innosup
TECHTERA takes part in European interclustering projects INNOSUP and INTERREG, aimed at strengthening territorial cooperation between different industrial sectors. These projects allow the implementation of actions to promote combined effort between sectors and between countries.
Employment and training
TECHTERA is a partner of PERFECT: Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Excellence Cluster for Training, Employment and Textiles Skills. With an expected duration of 5 years, PERFECT has three objectives:
- Increase the attractiveness of the textile industry among all employees and jobseekers
- Improve the employability and responsibility of individuals in the management of training and employment
- Improve combined innovation in the territories and develop management planning tools for jobs in the sector to meet the human resources needs of companies, taking into account their territorial environment
TECHTERA will be responsible for the future technology Hall. This space will be dedicated to pre-manufacturing and training in innovation for young people and employees about semi-industrial tools concerning future technologies for the sector: new assembly techniques, 3D printing and smart textiles.
The Objective Employment-Training Agreement (COEF)
TECHTERA, as manager of economic activities in the textile sector of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, has signed the Objective Employment-Training Agreement. This implements an action plan based on business intelligence, sustainable development, export, innovation, human resources practices, promotion of the sector, skills development and transfer of expertise.