- 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.
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Participation in IUFRO Conference “Reforestation Challenges” – 3-6 June 2015, Belgrade
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.
Sustaffor project at the IV Mediterranean Forest Week – 17-20 March 2015, Barcelona
CTFC participated at the IV Mediterranean Forest Week (Barcelona, 17-20 March 2015). CTFC presented a Poster on the project, and distributed the project brochure among the interested participants.
Fifth Sustaffor meeting, 27th February 2015, Poznan (Poland)
Sustaffor at Gardenia Fair, Poznan, Poland, February 26-28th, 2015
Fourth Sustaffor meeting, 16th October 2014, Brussels (Belgium)
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.
Sustaffor project at Green Expo Fair, 21-23 September 2014, Gent (Belgium)
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.
Sustaffor at the TV! Telenotícies TV3. 2nd September 2014
Third meeting, 21-22 August 2014, Solsona (Spain)
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.