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Be@t – Bioeconomy at textiles
Date: 2022-2025

Digital transformation in manufacturing and process industry
Sustainability and circular economy


Research and Development under Contract


IT Engineering - Process, Data, Maturity, and Quality


Software and business processes
Ontologies and interoperability
Cloud computing, blockchain, and cibersecurity



The Be@t main proposal project is to contribute to creating and strengthening a truly innovative, sustainable, and circular national textile and clothing industry



The prime motivation of this project is to develop the necessary initiatives for a paradigm shift to accelerate the production of high-value-added products from biological resources (as an alternative to fossil-based materials). Through a transition to the Sustainable BioEconomy, it is possible to support the modernization and consolidation of industry by creating new value chains and greener industrial processes, thereby presenting an opportunity for the whole of Europe



Based on four pillars: biomaterials, circularity, sustainability, and society, the Be@t project presents various solutions to set a new pace for change, adding value from biological resources and developing alternatives to fossil-based raw materials.​​​​



As overall objectives, it aims to develop:

  • new textile products and materials that are traceable, of biological nature, renewable (including forest, agro-industrial waste, and alternative natural fibers), and have improved environmental credentials, without affecting their performance levels
  • advanced and sustainable production and finishing technologies and processes
  • innovative eco-design and eco-engineering approaches to ensure the circularity of all textile products generated in this structuring project
  • use/reuse, collection, and recycling of textiles, economic business models and strategic partnerships, as well as effective regional policies, to implement sustainable and economic circular textile value chains
  • a culture of sustainability and responsible consumption, informing and involving consumers, textile chain agents, brands, and other relevant stakeholders


CCG/ZGDV is involved in the development of Initiative 8 - Digital Tracking Tools Demonstration, inserted in Pillar III of Sustainability



  • Step 1 - Digital product CV demonstration

Inclusive research and development data system that guarantees interoperability between systems and supports robust blockchain-based systems. This makes it possible to obtain a digital passport for textile products, ensuring transparency and traceability in the supply chain

  • Step 2 - Digital approaches R&D and tools to map the use of textile articles

Carrying out a joint action, where the consortium partners use t-shirts of different qualities to analyze consumption habits and influence clothing purchasing patterns, reducing environmental impact