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An Italian company producing hi-tech fabrics, leathers and microfibers, looks for partners interested in submitting a EU project under Horizon 2020 and/or developing innovative products in the field of advanced textile materials

Country of Origin: Italy
Reference Number: TOIT20190306001
Publication Date: 6 March 2019


An Italian company active in the textile industry since 25 years offers its expertise to other SMEs, universities and R&D institutions with a view at developing advanced materials for multi-sectorial applications and/or innovative textile machinery.

The company is interested in a research cooperation agreement with foreign partners in order to join a EU project consortium already established. A technical cooperation agreement could also be suitable for technological development purposes.


The Italian company, from Lombardy region, is leader in the market of hi-tech fashion fabrics in the field of footwear, accessories, leather goods and apparel industries. Its mission is to product innovative materials characterized by high fashion and functional content. For this reason, over the past years it has developed an outstanding innovative and technological power in the design of fashion fabrics and hi-tech materials.

The company has a strong interest towards the development of advanced material for multi-sectorial applications and/or innovative textile machinery. For this reason, the company is available to offer to interested companies, universities and R&D institutions its past experience within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and its expertise on:
- coating, especially regarding elastic fabrics;
- metallic elastic lamina obtained by an innovative nano-technological metallization process with an high grade of tensile straight, elongation at break and abrasion resistance;
- leathers coupled with spacer fabrics, with a high grade of elasticity;
- leathers coupled with jacquard textiles;
- spacer fabrics with an high grade of resilience and breathability.

The company is interested in joining a consortium already established with a view at submitting a EU project proposal to be funded under Horizon 2020 in the field of advanced textile materials. In this case, the cooperation would be under a research cooperation agreement. However, the company is also considering the opportunity to establish a technical cooperation agreement aiming at the technological development of innovative solutions.

Advantages and Innovations

With a 25-year experience in the textile sector, the company has continuously developed hi-tech fabrics and eco-leather materials with breathability, water resistant, stain proof, elasticity and safety properties.

In particular, the company is specialized in the production of coating and elastic fabrics, metallic elastic lamina, coupled leathers and other fabrics.

The previous experience gained in EU projects (within the FP7) could be useful.

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

Type of organisation sought: SMEs, universities and R&D institutions.

Field of activity of the desired partner: fashion and textile industry (footware, apparel, accessories, etc.); development of advanced textile materials.

Role of the partner sought:
- consortium coordinator or project partner willing to submit a proposal under Horizon 2020 calls for funding;
- partner available for R&D, test and/or validation.

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