texmedin - T&A Euromed heritage for innovation
Project cofinanced by European Regional Development Fund
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Textile and Clothing (T&C) is a major economical sector in the Mediterranean area. This mostly SME-based industry accounts for a significant share of value added, employment and export revenue for many regions in this area. Over the last few years, this sector has undergone a series of radical transformations due to a number of factors, including increasing production costs, tighter environmental constraints and the onset of strong international competition. The competitive advantages of the sector are found in a focus on quality and design, innovation and technology, and high value-added products. The falling-off of the manufacturing sector in the European countries towards the development of new extra-European industrial poles, is driving the enterprises to invest more and more on the design and the intrinsic qualities of their products and on the marketing, necessary to communicate these values to exigent and aware costumers.

TEXMEDIN, standing for TEXtile and apparel EuroMEDiterranean heritage for Innovation, is a transnational project cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation objective by the MED Programme.

TEXMEDIN Objectives

The overall objective of TEXMEDIN is to create a transnational cluster to increase the competitiveness of the partners' territories in Textile and Clothing sector by fostering the focus on quality, design and innovation. The project's specific objectives are:
  • to identify, share and exploit the partners' T&A knowledge-base of productive know-how and creative heritage as a driver for innovation and inspiration source for the production of new high added-value and environmental friendly T&A products;
  • to create a transnational cluster combining the partners economic, technological and creative resources in order to integrate R&D, fashion and design know-how in the productive chain, support the interaction between emerging designers, textile museums, training and research centres and T&A SMEs, and facilitate the creation of new enterprises in the T&A sector.
Duration and budget

TEXMEDIN has formally started in April 2009 and will terminate by the end of September 2011. The total budget amounts to 1.901.750,00 Euros, with a 1.426.312,50 Euros ERDF contribution by the European Commission, corresponding to a 75% co-financing rate.


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