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Lutz Walter 10 th Governing Council Meeting Brussels, 30/10/2009. Contents. Progress Overview Industry leadership of the platform PPE Lead Market 2010 Annual ETP Conference ETP Funding – Dissemination Services. Progress Overview incl. FP7 & ERA-Net. SRA Implementation through FP7.

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lutz walter 10 th governing council meeting brussels 30 10 2009
Lutz Walter

10th Governing Council Meeting

Brussels, 30/10/2009

contents
Contents
  • Progress Overview
  • Industry leadership of the platform
  • PPE Lead Market
  • 2010 Annual ETP Conference
  • ETP Funding – Dissemination Services
slide4

SRA Implementation through FP7

2007call: projects ongoing

2008 call: 7 PPE-related projects have negotiated contracts, are about to start

2009 call: 2nd stage evaluation results announced, no confirmed information about textile-related projects (apart from ERA-Net)

2010 call: EC calls launched in late July, various submission deadlines Oct-Dec, TEPPIES call & brokerage events

2011-13 calls: Potential work programme topics in discussion within EC

slide5

FP7 2008

NMP call on Protective Textiles

slide6

FP7 2009

  • 3rd NMP Call in Nov. 2008, relatively modest budget (transitional year)
  • Limited textile research priorities
  • topics on biomass-based and high performance composites (Materials unit, ‘M’ of NMP)
  • TEPPIES call Nov., result 16 project ideas
  • Organisation of TEG1+5 project brokerage event covering both composites topics in Jan.
  • First stage proposal submission Feb., 2nd stage proposals in June, results announced, textile project results unclear
slide7

FP7 2010

NMP:

  • Topic for research on technologies for efficient & automated production of 3D-shaped and multi-layered products/components from flexible materials
  • Submission deadline 8th Dec. 2009 (2 stages)
  • TEPPIES call, 14 project ideas submitted
  • Well-attended project brokerage event held on 6th Oct. in Brussels

ICT:

  • Topic for research on Smart Textiles
  • Submission deadline 26th Oct. 2009 (1 stage)
  • TEPPIES call, 16 project ideas submitted
  • Well-attended project brokerage event held on 8th Sept. in Brussels
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FP7 2010

PPP:

  • Launch of 3 Public Private Partnerships by EC in July for Research on:
    • Factories of the Future
    • Green Cars
    • Energy-efficient Buildings
  • First calls for proposals in parallel with NMP-ICT call in late July
  • Submission deadline 3rd Nov. 2009 (1 stage)
  • 1 interesting topic in FoF-PPP “Supply chain approaches for small series ind. production”
  • TEPPIES call, 4 project ideas submitted
  • Included in project brokerage event on 6th Oct. in Brussels
slide9

FP7 2011-13

  • Various channels to feed textile topic proposals into EC preparation processes for 2011-13 planning
    • Based on original SRA
    • SRA updates
    • Cross-platform initiatives (ManuTex, BioTex, Consumer Goods…)
    • Ad-hoc consultations (NMP Nanotech & Materials, PPP’s)
  • NMP 2011 Workprogramme presented as first draft to programme committee
  • PPP’s 3-year work programmes in advanced discussion with stakeholder community – textile input into Factories of the Future & Energy-efficient Buildings

General outlook FP7 2011-13 very positive

collaboration with other etp s
Collaboration with other ETP’s
  • NanoFutures – Signature of MoU for close collaboration
  • EU-Mat (Advanced Materials) – first meeting to discuss concrete collaboration actions scheduled for 24 Nov.
  • Consumer Goods (collaboration with Footwear & Sports platforms)
  • Continued follow-up work with ManuFuture (ManuTex) and SusChem-Biotech (BioTex)
consumer goods research
Consumer Goods Research
  • Several meetings & conf. calls with Footwear & Sports platforms since Jan 2009
  • First draft research roadmap
  • Input provided to EU FP7 programming (2011-13), topics: mass customisation, product functionality, new design/pd techniques, flexible manufacturing, new supply chain concepts…
  • Public event planned for 4th Feb. 2010 in Brussels (incl. high-level EU involvement)
  • Need to appoint an industry champion from the Textile ETP
era net
ERA-NET
  • Title: CROSSTEXNET – Textiles at the Cross Roads of New Applications
  • Coordinator: Region Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
  • 18 partners from 11 countries
  • Duration 3 years (start Nov. 2009)
  • Budget €1.5 mln.
  • Kick-off meeting 23-24 Nov. Lille/FR
  • Strong collaboration with ETP
slide15

ETP Industry Leadership – current status

  • Industry leadership in GC is a great plus, but how connecting/multiplying are the individual members
  • Industry involvement at operational level (TEG’s etc.) is weak
  • Industry involvement in EU research projects is improving, but true industry leadership is still rare
  • Industry involvement differs greatly by country
  • Industry awareness/commitment to ETP at top management level is way too low
  • The current economic situation does not help
  • Compared to other ETP’s our perceived industry leadership is medium

Industry commitment & leadership is the n° 1 condition for continued ETP success

slide16

ETP Actions that could stimulate more industry involvement

Examples:

  • training courses for industry on advanced technologies & materials
  • exploiting the TEPPIES system for brokerage of industrial research projects
  • EU project results dissemination which really reaches the industry
  • developing content for www.textile-platform.euwhich is valued by industry
  • Industry-oriented workshops with related sectors/platforms
  • Finding ways to collect regular input/guidance from industry for desired ETP actions.
slide17

From industry involvement to industry (thought) leadership

Principles:

  • Collecting industry input (“thoughts”) in a broad & coordinated but also quick & cost-effective way – Where? How? By whom?
  • Review & prioritise ideas & decide on actions in a collective & transparent way to avoid individual “actionisme”
  • Provide wherever possible timely & concise feedback on new actions undertaken & results achieved
  • Define 1 committed industry champion (supported by Sherpa) for each action
follow up of htg work
Follow-up of HTG Work

Education:

  • Last EHTG meeting 9th Sept.
  • Participation of Universities, Colleges & Institutes
  • Major discussion points:
    • Industry training actions
    • Marie Curie call for ITN projects (people exchange industry-academia)
    • On-line textile training tools
    • Election of new chairman: Prof. C. Carr, Manchester Univ.
  • Next meeting 11th Dec, Brussels
industry training actions
Industry Training Actions

Objective:

Organisation of focussed industry-oriented practical training courses on advanced technological subjects at European level to supplement or up-grade national training actions in relevant technological areas

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Industry Training Actions

Principles:

  • Duration: 1,5 - 2 days max.
  • Content: very focussed, very practical, but at highest technical level
  • Trainers: internationally leading academic , technological and market experts in the subject domain concerned
  • Academy style (modular, certifiable)
  • Location: held in research institutes with relevant technology pilot facilities, not universities (industry more familiar institute environment)
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Industry Training Actions

Principles:

  • Mix of group sessions and individualsessions
  • Training language English, local language translation only in cases of exceptional need.
  • Funding: self-funded through participation fees (possible start-up support through public funding opportunities to be investigated)
  • Recording of training sessions and provision of training material in electronic or print format as well as their access options (ETP website, on-line training platforms, web broadcasting) to be investigated
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Industry Training Actions

Subjects:

  • Selected subjects of high-industrial relevance (taking into account local industry state of the art and develeopment)
  • Possibly structured according to the TEG structure of the Technology Platform. Initial selection of 2 topics per TEG.
  • Starting point could be the availability of pilot facilities and technological experts within Textranet institutes (to be discussed)
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Industry Training Actions

Next Steps

  • Agreement on long-list of subject proposals between Textranet & AUTEX
  • Consultation with industry, selection of subjects short list
  • Identification of trainers and training facilities
  • Further discussion on organisational details
  • Launch of first round of 2-3 pilot training sessions in 2010
  • Assessment, go/no-go for further implementation, organisational fine-tuning
ec mid term assessment of lead market policy
EC Mid-term Assessment of Lead Market Policy
  • Mid-term assessment of lead markets part of a new EU innovation policy communication
  • Overall assessment very positive
  • PPE LM: good progress compared to other LM’s (espec. research, networking, public procurement, some more actions needed in standardisation)
  • In parallel: Economic study on PPE market by Security Research unit of DG Enterprise
ppe roadmap implementation
PPE Roadmap Implementation

On-going actions:

  • 7 FP7 PPE projects just started, ETP to closely follow up
  • ERA-Net will give special attention to PPE LM
  • Public procurement networking project EnProTex just started, need to closely follow up
  • Preparation of big integrated project
slide29

Upcoming Events

  • EU workshop to review PPE LM progress on 14 Dec. in Brussels
  • Follow-up event to 2008 PPE conference, tent. End 2010 in Germany
slide31

5th Annual Public ETP Conference

24-25 March 2010, Brussels

Key Points:

  • Working title: “Textile Research & Innovation across Europe”
  • Organised as major showcase of textile-related R&I clusters, networks, initiatives at national/regional level (presentations, exhibits, posters…)
  • Major event for promotion of CrossTexNet (ERA-Net)
  • Policy & strategy session with keynotes from high-level EC speakers
  • Need to complete list of national/regional initiatives & confirm contributions
  • Search for sponsorships
ec funding
EC Funding
  • EC call for collaboration projects between different ETP’s
  • Several opportunities exist to work with NanoFutures, EU-Mat and the Consumer Goods ETP’s
project dissemination services
Project Dissemination Services

General idea:

  • Leveraging the power of the ETP network to organise more effective project dissemination actions with more industry-reach for all ETP textile research projects

Concepts:

  • Clustering of related projects
  • Develop privileged cooperations with established conferences, trade fairs, trade magazines, publishing houses, national industry federations etc.
  • Support projects with production & placement of dissemination materials

Ultimate concept:

  • Projects pay a small sum (subcontract ETP) for dissemination services and thereby strengthen the network to which they partly owe their existence and which ensures future projects (= beneficiaries pay!)
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Project Dissemination Services

First Steps:

  • GC decides in Oct. 2008 to pursue this concept
  • Some consultations with individual projects (response generally positive)
  • ETP Conference 2009 as successful pilot test
  • Collection of full set of project summaries, update of project database at www.textile-platform.eu
  • Dissemination service concept developed in more detail throughout 2009
  • Meeting with project coordinators – proposed date Tue 15th Dec. 2009 in Brussels
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Project Dissemination Services

Activities with advanced projects (late FP6-early FP7):

  • Project results screening and clustering
  • Active promotion of presentations at industry-oriented events
  • Collective presence at TechTextil 2011, ITMA 2011 (joint stands, fringe programme, publications)
  • Other relevant fairs to be investigated
  • Coordinated publications in trade magazines & scientific volumes
  • Development of attractive print & on-line results dissemination material, exploitation of potential of www.textil-platform.eu
  • Link to Industry Training Actions

Activities with early-stage projects (mid-FP7):

  • Project objectives screening and clustering
  • Support to dissemination plan development
  • Active promotion of presentations at scientific conferences
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