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INTERREG Europe is helping regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. By creating an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions, the programme aims to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. To achieve this goal, INTERREG Europe offers opportunities for regional and local public authorities across Europe to share ideas and experience on public policy in practice, therefore improving strategies for their citizens and communities. INTERREG Europe supports interregional cooperation projects.

RESET - RESearch centers of Excellence in the Textile sector

Topic: Research, technological development and innovation

Specific objective: 1.1. Improving innovation infrastructure policies



INTERREG EUROPE (European Regional Development Fund)


1 April 2016


60 months


10 partners from 9 countries


Comune di Prato (IT)


The overall objective of the project is to generate a policy change in the implementation of regional policies and programmes of the Structural Funds related to the strengthening of research, technological development and innovation to assure the sustainability of the Textile & Clothing (T&C) sector of the partner regions. It will be achieved through policy learning and capacity building activities on public policies supporting innovative, green and sustainable T&C production and processes. The learning potential embedded in interregional exchange will result in the uptake of new good practices and projects by the partner regions enabling to support excellence in R&D, to promote investments by enterprises, to develop innovative skills of T&C stakeholders, and in a deeper integration between research and innovation policies for the sector’s sustainability.

Sustainability driven research and innovation will concern primarily the production processes and product development, by:


  • improving recycling and reducing waste disposal
  • decreasing water consumption and allowing energy saving
  • reducing the environmental impact of the chemical substances used by the sector
  • accompanying the industrial reconversion efforts towards smart sustainable textiles
  • promoting the utilization of natural fibers and favoring the use of local or “km 0” raw materials
  • fostering eco-creativity and new applications
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