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Start date: Mar 31, 2009, End date: Sep 29, 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In todays knowledge economy, technological know-how is a powerful drive for economic growth. Mediterranean industrial economies need transition to the knowledge economy in order to improve their competitiveness. At the same time, creativity and design are key strategic assets to increase attractiveness of commercial goods. Competitiveness can no more be confined to sheer reduction of costs but should be enhanced by the application of new technologies and research in order to generate greater added value even in traditional economic sectors. Textiles and Apparel (T&A) is a major sector of the Mediterranean economy. On the other hand, many areas with long-standing vocation to T&A production suffer from decline due to fierce global competition and lack of investments in innovation in this sector. The TEXMEDIN project aims to rethink T&A development strategies by creating a transnational cluster to valorise the existing technical know-how and T&A creative heritage of these areas. It aims to formulate new approaches and methodologies to support higher levels of technological and non- technological innovation as well as improved design patterns in the T&A clusters and value chain. It will design new measures to train emerging T&A designers and entrepreneurs by valorising the sectoral know-how and creative background in collaboration with existing service centers and business supporting organisations. Achievements: State of the art of project implementation since the project startThe main bases of the project are now implemented. The database is finished, with a specific methodology and prepared to be offered to new archives and users after finishing the Texmedin period.Latest project activities and outputsComponent 1: 1 Final Publication-2000 copies 1 Newsletter-2500 c. 1 press conference 2 press releases 20 Press appearances Component 2:2 SC Meetings, 2 SC Minutes 1 Progress Report 1 Payment claim Component 4: 1 Inspiring Lab Feasibility Study 1 TEXMEDIN Sustainability Questionnaire 1 Guidelines for disclosure policies to further stakeholders and potential usersNext key steps for the projectThe next steps to be taken concern the drafting of the Final Implementation Report and the transfer of the ERDF amounts to the partners. In the short and medium term, the next steps to be taking concerns the capitalization of the project results and activities / projects leading to the sustainability of the TEXMEDIN results.
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