IVGT was at the second transnational meeting in Portugal
The special focus is on technical textiles. The aim is to develop new green, digital and intelligent qualifications with which the European textile industry can be made fit for a green, digital, innovative future.
On January 31st and February 1st, 2023, the ADDTEX consortium met at the technology center CITEVE in Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal) for their second meeting. The partners CITEVE, Portugal, CLUTEX, Czech Republic and TUS, Ireland, first presented the activities and results of work package 2. All project partners had previously carried out research activities in their countries, involving 47 vocational training institutions, 55 universities and 272 textile companies. The aim was to identify challenges and opportunities related to green, digital and smart technologies and to identify areas of innovative impetus for the industry through learning and training.
The meeting continued with presentations on work package 3 from the other partners UB, Sweden, UPC, Spain and TUS, Ireland. Work package 3 is now about the development of the AddTex "Digital Skills and Sustainability Skill Academy" (Academy for digital skills and competence for sustainability). New curricula, training modules and educational resources related to innovation in textile materials will be developed. The new, pan-European digital “Academy” will be aimed at engineers and specialists, technicians and university graduates as well as managers and mentors
On the second day of the meeting, TUS presented the various possible e-learning platforms. In the brainstorming session that followed, the most suitable platform for the project was initially pre-selected. Various aspects such as attractiveness, costs and target group were discussed.
The meeting ended with an overview of the state of the art of the different transversal activities: communication and dissemination, presented by CIAPE, Italy, analysis of the surveys, presented by Cre.Thi.Dev. Greece and management aspects presented by AEI Textiles, Spain. More information at: https://www.addtex.eu/