The process of encouraging and developing cluster systems in Croatia is mainly coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, labour and Entrepreneurship (MElE) in collaboration with partner institutions: the Croatian Employers association, the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Croatian Chamber of Crafts.
Since each of the institutions supports its respective clusters, it is difficult to establish an accurate and unique list of all the clusters in the Republic of Croatia. however, in a recent mapping carried out within the WBC-INCO.NET project, it is estimated that there are currently about 50 different clusters with a steady upward trend.
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology (TTF) has organized the Workshop Innovation management, in cooperation with Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK). The workshop was held at the premises of HOK in duration of three days, from 9th till 11th May 2011. It was funded by the F7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801 Unlocking the Croatian Textile Research Potentials (T-Pot) project.
The aim of the workshop was to present the importance of innovation management to the wider audience, both from the academy and entrepreneurship. Important topics presented at the workshop were identification of innovative potential, its measurement, IPR protection and exploitation of the knowledge itself or of developed products/services.
Thanks to efforts from China and improved EU policing, fewer toxic toys and skin-irritating textiles are making it onto Europe's supermarket shelves, the European Union executive said Thursday.
The number of unsafe products banned, withdrawn or recalled from consumers last year, rose 13 percent to 2,244 products against the previous year, the European Commission announced. Chinese goods accounted for 58 percent of those products, down from 60 percent of unsafe products in 2009. "The Chinese government attaches great importance to consumer product safety," said Beijing's Minister Zhi Shuping of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). "We will strive to improve the quality and safety of Chinese products."
Organized in co-operation of
Textile Science Research Center (TSRC)
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile - Technology
Within the European project FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801:T–Pot
Croatian Association of Textile Engineers (HIST)
As the result of cooperation of Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC) financed within the European project FP7-REGPOT-2008-1: T–Pot (project co-ordinator: Sandra Bischof – Vukušić, Ph.D., Prof.), Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology of Faculty of Textile Technology University of Zagreb and European project "Centre for Traditional Crafts" of "Gačanka" association, under the patronage of Croatian Association of Textile Engineers, at the April 18th 2011, scientific – professional workshop will be held in Otočac (Lika – Croatia), entitled: "Protective Properties of Natural Dyestuff".
A new fabric that can selectively trap gases is being developed at Cornell University, in a breakthrough that promises to help protect soldiers and first responders from exposure to toxic chemicals. The garments use “metal organic framework molecules” and cellulose fibers that were assembled in Fiber Science Professor Juan Hinestroza’s lab to create the special cloth. Metal organic framework molecules, or MOFs, are clustered crystalline compounds that can be manipulated at the nanolevel – as small as one millionth of a millimeter – to create “cages” that are the exact same size as the gas they are trying to capture.
- Coloured silk directly from silkworms!
- EU launches Public consultation on a possible successor to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)
- University of Delaware researchers continue nanotechnology collaboration with Koreans
- Concept of clothing/textiles that can purify air
- TEXTILE SCIENCE & ECONOMY - TZG 2011