University of Borås received H2020 Funding
The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås has recently received a very strategic funding under European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The project “FromRolltoBag” aims to connect enabling virtual design and sales technologies to enabling digital manufacturing technology and demonstrate their advantages and benefits in fashion and sports goods industry and how, by means of such technology, consumer driven local production can be established.
This will accelerate and support the growth of European creative industries, especially in competing against low cost imports and bring production back to Europe. This will also create tens of innovative solutions with high market potential for the European creative industries SMEs.
The duration of the project is 18 months and is granted over 800, 000 Euros by European Commission. University of Borås is one of the two university partners and a major initiator of the project idea. The project is coordinated by Tampere University of Technology. Seven more project partners include Research Institutes and various companies. Some of the major names associated in the project as consortium members are Lectra, Belgium, Amer Sports Corporation, Finland, Miralab, Switzerland. If everything goes planned then the project would commence from early 2015.
The novelties of the project are the inspiring and interactive avatar, radically new garment construction system connected to no-inventory continuous from-roll-to-bag production, along with digital consumer-driven design and consumer-driven manufacturing. The project will stimulate collaboration between ICT innovative technology providers and creative industry SMEs for wider adaption and deployment of innovative digital solutions.
- Project name: “Consumer Driven Local Production with the Help of Virtual Design and Digital Manufacturing”
- Project acronym: “FromRolltoBag”
- Funding Organization: European Commission’s Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Program (H2020-ICT-2014)
Contact: Rudrajeet Pal