– Under the COSME programme, CirCoAx by CircularInnobooster is holding an online webinar aimed at promoting existing products that contribute to mitigating the climate impact of the textile industry, one of the sectors that generates the most waste and pollution.
– CirCoAx partners and beneficiaries will present their proposals to potential investors on Thursday 12 January at 16:00 (GMT+1). If you want to attend the event, do not hesitate to book your place through this link: https://bit.ly/3vNp6Yp
After eight months of hard work, the CirCoax by CircularInnoBooster project is coming to an end. The 30 beneficiary companies of this project will participate in an online webinar where they will be able to present to investors and interested people the different proposals and products they are working on while promoting synergies between different programmes that are struggling to face the challenges of the sector.
The webinar will be organised in three blocks. In the first one, David Allo, Sustainability Director of Texfor will talk about ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria in the textile sector. After this first introduction, Victor Torrent, Crowdcube’s Fundraising Manager in Spain, will present a holistic view of the different alternative investments for StartUps. Josu Gomez, CEO of Red Business Market, will be in charge of closing this block.
Laurence Depond from Sde, Isaac Nogues from Infinite Athletic, Paula Cristóbal from Sepiia, Frances Sola from Hilauturas Jesús Rubio, Laura Fernández from Deleitewear, Alvaro Gonzalez from NEWEX, Sam Issa from Nano Textile Solutions and Silvia Grau from Pigmentalia, will participate in a round table that will close this successful project that has as its main axis the transformation of the fashion and textile industry in Europe.
Under the pillars of cooperation and sustainability, the 30 transnational partnerships that have benefited from the funding and mentoring of the CirCoAx by CircularInnobooster project have achieved the goal of scaling up their proposals and turning them into international benchmarks thanks to this acceleration programme that has put the focus of the media and investors on the innovative ideas they are working on to mitigate the climate impact of the textile industry.
COSME is the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises programme of the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).
Through this programme, assistance is provided to SMEs to help them develop their business models, access finance, and internationalise. It also supports public administrations in improving the business environment and facilitating economic growth in the European Union. During the 2014-2020 funding period, this programme earmarked €2.3 billion to support SMEs.
Istituto Europeo di Design is an academic institution operating in the field of education, training, and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication, and management. IED has branches in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan, Rome and 5 other cities) and Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro). It operates in several EU and
COSME countries through partnerships and agreements with institutions, business support organisations, teachers, experts, and mentors. IED is based on a wide network of connections in the F&T (Fashion and Textile) sector.
Finnova is a foundation working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at EU level. Based in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all EU countries. Finnova’s expertise in leading European project communication and dissemination activities is combined with a strong proven track record in start-ups and business support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and selection and award ceremonial events.
Texfor is the textile association of reference in Spain with 400 members. Founded in November 2010 and based in Catalonia, it brings together companies from the entire textile value chain, from yarns to fabrics through accessories, finishing processes, printing, and dyeing for the garment industry, home textiles and technical / industrial applications. Texfor has expertise and experience, having worked in important expert committees at EU level: university and vocational training, financial capacity building, transversal collaboration, promotion of R&D&I, specialised services, and leadership in sustainability with a focus on the circular economy.
Circulab is a laboratory and business design studio specialising in the development of methodologies, tools, and transformation programmes to help companies develop circular and sustainable business models. Circulab has designed a set of tools to implement the circular economy model in companies. It operates in more than 23 countries, 9 of them in the European Union, supporting projects through more than 60 independent business consultants, applying the circular methodology and tools.
About The Circular Project with HumanNation TCP (The Circular Project) supports and promotes circular and sustainable fashion in different areas, offering the fashion industry a communication strategy based on a cross-cutting and systemic approach to the circular economy. TCP combines social, ethical, environmental, and economic aspects, and has a strong presence and connections in the world of sustainable fashion. TCP has promoted the Circular Sustainable Fashion Week in Madrid, a unique event of its kind, and acts as the headquarters of the Spanish Association for Sustainability, Innovation and Circularity in the Fashion Industry. TCP is also an ambassador for Sannas (Triple Bottom Line Business Association) and has collaborated with a wide range of Spanish, European and Latin American institutions, and companies. The Circular Project is working with Human Nation to co-design and develop CirCoAX. HumanNation is a consulting firm specialising in the development of innovation ecosystems and transformative and disruptive companies for the “new economy”. It is based on the fourth economic sector, systems thinking and co-creation. It sensitises organisations and ecosystems to respect planetary boundaries and the social fabric, creating resilient local economies with a global perspective.