- CTFC participated at the IUFRO Conference “Reforestation Challenges” (Serbia, 3-6 June 2015), making oral presentation on the project results of the first vegetative period.
- Click on the picture below to see the presentation
The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing organised its 9th Annual Public Conference on 31 March – 1 April 2014 in Brussels.
The event is entitled “Effective Textile Technology Transfer from Research to Industry”.
During this one-and-a-half-day event speakers from the industry, from technology transfer organisations and from public authorities presented practical experiences, best practices and support instruments for successfully dealing with all aspects of technology transfer such as:
- Technology scouting and industry dissemination of research results
- Cross-sectoral technology transfer and its related challenges such as set-up of joint development networks, standardization, market education
- Innovation financing and IPR management
- Support mechanisms for SME’s at regional level (clusters and smart specialisation)
During the event Luc Ruys from Centexbel gave a presentation on the market and industrial developments of biopolymers in textile applications. Reference was made to the European FP7 projects Bioagrotex and especially Sustaffor, where developments of agrotextile ground-covers and field tests in forestation are performed.
During the event flyers of successful industrial realisations of European research projects were distributed. One of the success story is the Jute based groundcover, treated with bioresin, that is developed and commercialised by La Zeloise and is evaluated in the Sustaffor forestation trials in different climate zones. Moreover, several units of Sustaffor brochure were distributed.
During the Fourth Sustaffor coordination meeting (16th October 2014), held in Brussels, Belgium, the consortium discussed the soil analyses progress and approach, defined the dissemination and results exploitation plan of the project, and prepared the Review Meeting with the European Commission that took place the day after.
ECORUB participated at the Green Expo Fair (21-23 September 2014) in Gent, Belgium, presenting the novel groundcover model developed in the framework of Sustaffor project. This groundcover is based on recycled rubber, and its long durability allows its utilization in several consecutive tree plantations.
During the Third Sustaffor meeting (21-22 August 2014, Solsona, Spain) the Steering Committee discussed project progress and started working on the definition of Sustaffor dissemination plan.