What, when and for whom

What is it?

Textirama Foundation focuses on innovation, digital transition and value creation in the textile industry. Twice a year the Foundation launches an open call for ambitious, innovative projects and ideas that challenge the sector and stimulate the transformation. The finalists receive an award and financial & professional support.

Our goal consists of 3 main parts:

  • creating new opportunities for innovation
  • engaging young people with the textile industry
  • strengthening the image of the sector

The submitted projects must be in line with the vision of the Textirama Foundation.

Which projects and ideas are welcome?

It is a call for ideas, concepts, products, materials or processes that can help the sector move forward. This is not a design competition, it is an innovation competition.

We define innovation as a change that creates value. Such a change may involve several aspects. For example, innovations can be purely marketing-oriented but can also concern the digitisation of the production process or logistics, or new, sustainable materials.

In short, innovations can concern media, markets, products and processes M2P2(M2P2) . This initiative focuses on innovations at the interface of B2B marketing, digitisation and the textile, interior and decoration sector.

A distinction is made between:

  1. Take-off projects: proposals that already have a concrete elaboration, for example a prototype or a proof of concept
  2. Projects that still are in the concept idea phase

For whom?

Any person or company, residing in Belgium that has a project (entrepreneurs) or idea (students) that contributes to the innovative power or digital transition of the textile industry.

For whom?

Any person or company, residing in Belgium that has a project (entrepreneurs) or idea (students) that contributes to the innovative power or digital transition of the textile industry.

When?

Textirama Foundation will yearly launch a call for proposals. The submission of proposals is permanently open, but the first deadline is October 30th.

Projects submitted after the cut-off date are automatically carried forward to the next year.