Textiles at the Cross Roads of New Applications

Basic Information


Co-ordinated by the Region of Nord-Pas de Calais, CROSSTEXNET draws together 17 research funding agencies on regional and national level in a co-operation project aiming at “making more and smarter funding available to European textile research, on a permanent basis, by exploiting the potentials of international co-ordination and programming of research programmes.

Main research priorities of the network

1.Textiles as a new material •To improve weight strength ratio (i.e. leading to lower energy use when applied in automotive) •To improve thermoregulatory properties (i.e. for personal protection or constructions). •To improve the performance (i.e. 3 dimensional shapes in composites materials) This can be achieved by tapping into progress in nanotubes, hybrid organic/non organic multiblock polymers, refined or synthesized bio-fibers. Textiles provide a lead market for advanced materials by developing applications and appropriate technologies enabling market deployment. 2.Textiles technologies to modify the properties of existing materials To obtain different or substantial improvements (i.e. nanotechnology: responsive hydrogels linkage to PP for anti bacteria, antifungi or trans-dermal transport to deliver medical properties; electronics/sensors: integration of electronics into geo-textiles and for detecting breaks or for online monitoring of heat stress

Research fields covered by the network

  • Materials

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
Crosstextnet Call 2013 one-stage 15/10/2012   04/01/2013  

Successful: 6

CrossTexNet Call 2012 one-stage 16/01/2012   03/03/2012

Submitted: 11


Successful: 5

Funded: 5

CROSSTEXNET CALL 2011 one-stage 01/03/2011   31/05/2011

Submitted: 28


Successful: 16

Funded: 16

CROSSTEXNET Call 2010 two-stages 30/04/2010 25/06/2010

Submitted: 50


Submitted: 37


Successful: 16

Funded: 9