A Trans-European Initiative

TO FILL THE GAP IN THE AREA OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR THE TEXTILE SECTOR, ESTABLISHING 4 TEXTILE INNOVATION CENTRES IN JORDAN AND MOROCCO.

The main aim of Fostex initiative is to bridge the gap of university-enterprise collaboration in the area of specialized services for the textile sector by upgrading two textiles centres in Morocco and by establishing two fully operational advanced textile innovation centres in Jordan, training their staff by European experts.

The advanced textile centres will enable access to business development services such as quality testing, product certification, training, technology trends, production organisation, B2B and funding opportunities for the textile industry of the two countries.

The main goal is to enable Jordanian and Moroccan textile industry to develop added value products and, therefore, increase their competitiveness in the global market.

A Virtual Platform

TO GIVE THE CHANCE TO COMPANIES OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEXTILE INNOVATION HUBS IN A SMART AND QUICK WAY

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A virtual space will be activated on this website to inform stakeholders and industry users about activities, events, projects and all the opportunities related to the four hubs, and to have access to useful links and funding opportunities.
Several online tools will offer to the interested industry users direct contact with staff of the centres providing firsthand and primary exchange with them.

The Network

TO PUSH TEXTILE INDUSTRY FURTHER, A EUROPEAN NETWORK AND JORDANIAN AND MOROCCAN UNIVERSITIES OF EXCELLENCE JOIN EFFORT

Fostex initiative creates a transnational network involving 13 partners representing different kind of organisations (universities, research and educational centres, associations and chamber of commerce) from four different European countries (Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain) and two Arabic countries (Jordan and Morocco).

A multidisciplinary network to foster the university-industry collaboration to support the development of innovations in the textile sector in Morocco and Jordan.

In a nutshell

Project

Fostex - Fostering innovation in the Jordanian and Moroccan textile industry

Funding

The initiative is co-financed under the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education with a budget of

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Consortium

13 partners

from 4 EU countries
Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain
+ Jordan and Morocco

Duration

January 2019 – January 2022 (36 Months)

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