Title: Unlocking the Croatian Textile
Project funding: European Commission
Project Coordinator: Prof. Sandra Bischof Vukušić, Ph.D.
T-Pot aims to reinforce research potentials of Faculty of Textile Technology (TTF) in order to strengthen university sector to become one of the components of national innovation. The goals are to develop the capacity for breakthrough research leading to innovative textile and textile related products contributing in this way to local industry. Top scientists will be attracted to the country for exchange of know-how and guidance of Croatian textile manufacturers. Prerequisite for these objectives is an active participation in research projects and successful competing for funds in the European Research Area. For that reason T-Pot will reinforce human and material potential, so as research infrastructure. Three strategic partnerships with well established research institutions will be developed and further communication with other textile centres with similar scientific interest will be facilitated. Employment of 3 new PhD students, their training at 3 prestigious research institutions, so as acquisition of selected equipment will be significant contributions to the project goals. Dissemination activities such as organization of workshops, trainings, forums, round table and 2 conferences will contribute to spreading excellence and exploiting of project results and knowledge in particular within the industry. All stated activities will sustain the progress of real integration and cohesion of Croatian textile/clothing (T/C) sector into European Union Framework Programmes.
Key words: FP7, capacities, research infrastructure, human mobility, Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC)
Kick-off meeting was held on 2nd March 2009 at University of Zagreb TTF