Of 21 till 23.09.2009. Zagreb is hosted a workshop entitled''The role of innovation, with emphasis on the sectors of textile / apparel and information technologies'', organized within the project FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801: T-Pot.
In addition to representatives of Croatian state institutions and economists at a workshop participated by representatives of renowned European institutes and textile companies as a lecturer (Leitat-Spain, STFI-Germany-Poland INFMP, GZE-Italy).
The second day workshop was conducted in sessions on specific innovations in the field of textiles and clothing, and the example of Croatian textile association in textile clusters. Certainly the most interesting was a lecture by Mrs. Elena Turco from the Italian company GZE, which has presented an innovative design using ICT integration elektroluminiscencije in protective clothing and equipment. The workshop was presented and a successful FP6 project of the Spanish textile institute Leitat. Final lecture was delivered by Mr. Davor Aničić of''Innovation''Ruder attracted great interest because they represented the present possibilities of cooperation with the most significant Croatian scientific research institutions Ruder Boskovic.
At this workshop, Croatian lecturers demonstrated its great potential for scientific research, as well as opportunities to provide scientific research institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises in their efforts to be equally involved in European research area. Speakers from the European Union through the presentation, and particularly its active involvement in the discussion held after the lectures, provide concrete examples of good practice, where the innovation has led to a new product, process or service and thereby ensure its competitiveness in the market.
Assoc. Prof. Sandra Bischof-Vukušić, Ph. D
Project Coordinator FP7-REGPOT-2008-1: T-Pot
University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
Prilaz baruna Filipovića 28a,
10 000 Zagreb
tel / fax: 01 48 77 357
Representatives of the German and the Spanish Institute - Romy Naumann and Jordi Mota
Organizers and foreign partners on the project FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801 T-Pot