AITEX is a Spanish non-profit making private association encompassing textile and related companies, whose main objective is to improve the competitiveness of the sector, through RTD, specialized training and quality control & certifications. AITEX acts on behalf of the textile and clothing industries in Spain and overseas, having a strong industrial representation. We have more than 1.100 associated companies and more than 4.000 clients.The main objective of AITEX is the development of activities aimed at supporting the textile sector (R&D, training, consultancy, laboratory services, certifications, quality and environment, ICT’s…).
AITEX has around 250 of high-qualified experts working for the sector in 11 delegations all around the world in 9 countries (headquarters in Alcoy (Alicante (Spain)). Our RTD personnel is structured during last years in 5 research groups: 1‐Nanotechnology and Technical fibres, 2‐Materials and sustainability, 3‐Technical finishes, Biotechnology, Health and Environment, 4‐Innovation in Fashion and Design and 5‐ ICTs (including Intelligent and multifunctional textiles). During 2016 , AITEX developed 121 training actions for 210 companies, 1.042 students, 7.616 training hours. Related to projects, in 2016, AITEX developed 23 international projects ( LIFE+, CIP ECO-INNOVATION, EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY, ERASMUS+, INTERREG EUROPE, INTERREG MED), 7 coordinated by AITEX and nowadays has started 2 H2020 projects and is negotiating another one coordinated by AITEX. .