FOSTEX AIMS TO EQUIP THE 4 INNOVATION CENTRES WITH ADVANCED TEXTILE TESTING EQUIPMENT, ENABLING TO APPLY STANDARD PROTOCOLS AND METHODS THUS INCREASING TESTING CAPABILITIES.
The additional and complementary equipment provided to the centres will answer specific needs and create synergies among the hubs, maximising the installed capacities. A detailed list of the equipment will be defined during the project implementation.
Main aim of these innovation hubs is to support companies of the textile sector through providing advanced and specialised services. Staff of the participating Moroccan and Jordanian universities will be trained in an international environment, accessing the European textile centres involved in the project. In addition, the European partners, as well as the Amman Chamber of Industry in Jordan and the Association Morocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement in Morocco, are deeply involved in the setting up of the centres and in testing their operation.
Besides serving companies of the textile sector, the innovation centres will support entrepreneurs that are developing new solutions using advanced textiles, students involved in start-ups, and other relevant stakeholders in the two countries. The business models of the hubs will ensure the sustainability of the centres in the two countries beyond the project duration.
Fostex project aims to upgrade the textile centres already existing in the Ecole Supérieure des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement (esith) and in the Université Hassan II de Casablanca (uh2c) both located in Casablanca.
Totally new and upgraded services will be developed such us: quality testing, certification of products, training, informative seminars on fashion trend, new ways of organisation of production, etc.
The two centres will be equipped with complementary equipment, such as:
- Horizontal Flammability tester (ESITH)
- Water Permeability Yester (ESITH)
- Tear Tester (ESITH)
- Optical Microscopy (ESITH)
- Thermogravimetric Analyser (UH2C)
- Gel Permeation Chromatograph (UH2C)
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2 totally new hubs will be build up at the jordan University of Science and Technology located in Irbid and at Al Balqa Applied University located in Salt.
The centres will give the opportunity to provide new services to the textile companies such as: advanced quality testing, certification, specific training courses, workshops and seminars, funding opportunities, organisation of trade missions, support of participation in exhibitions, promotion of entrepreneurship and integration of refugees into the textile sector.
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