ITMA covers solutions for the whole value chain and attracts an international audience, providing an excellent platform for sharing researches.
ITMA covers solutions for the whole value chain and attracts an international audience, providing an excellent platform for sharing researches.

Underscoring its commitment to innovation, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) will continue to promote excellence in research and development at ITMA 2019.

The CEMATEX Research & Innovation Grant will help defray participation cost of eligible educational and research organizations at the Research & Innovation (R&I) Pavilion by at least 50%.

Mr Fritz P. Mayer, President of CEMATEX which owns the ITMA exhibition, announced: "Innovation has always been the key to the global competitiveness and sustainability of textile and garment makers. Research and development plays a critical role to help the industry develop new competitive advantages.”

"ITMA is an ideal platform to foster collaboration among researchers, businesses and investors. An ITMA 2015 survey revealed that more than 90% of the R&I exhibitors were able to establish new business relations and open up new markets. Hence, we are glad to continue to support these exhibitors with the CEMATEX grant for the third time,” added Mr Fritz P. Mayer.

DITF Denkendorf, one of Germany's largest centres of textile research, has been a regular ITMA participant. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser, Member of the Board, said: "Our research activities span the entire textile value chain, from raw material to final product. As ITMA also covers solutions for the whole value chain and attracts an international audience, it provides an excellent environment for us to share our research, observe the latest market developments and meet potential partners. We are looking forward to another successful participation at ITMA 2019.”

The R&I Pavilion will showcase cutting-edge textile and related research and development projects and serve to encourage collaboration among companies, research centres and universities to develop novel materials and technologies to transform the textile, garment and fashion industry.