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TexBoost – less Commodities more Specialities

  • 2017-2020

    The TexBoost - less Commodities more Specialties mobilizing project is a structuring project of the Textile Cluster: Technology and Fashion.

    Its objective is to cluster collective R & D initiatives with a strong inductor and demonstrator component, involving Textile and Clothing companies, as well as other complementary sectors of the economy.


    This project has as main activities:

    •  developing new textile solutions, with the creation of new scientific knowledge;
    •  to develop very innovative products and processes using state-of-the-art technologies that will provide new experiences for consumers and participating businesses;
    •  simplify access by the companies involved in new markets/business areas or reinforce existing markets/business areas, nationally and internationally.
    Work phases

    The TexBoost project is organized in 6 PPS - Products, Processes, and Services - built from 50 activities, resulting in 17 innovative solutions in several areas.

    •  PPS 1 - Digitization and dematerialization
    •  PPS 2 - New materials
    •  PPS 3 - New structures
    •  PPS 4 - IE Textiles
    •  PPS 5 - Circular Economy
    •  PPS 6 - Management (management, dissemination and exploitation of results)


    The contribution of the CCG

    The CCG - Centre for Computer Graphics - is involved in the PPS phase 1 of the project, more specifically in nuclear activity 1, which includes the technological development in the scope of digitization and dematerialization of tissue samples.

    The applied research domain EPMQ of the CCG is responsible for the research and development of a computer tool for dematerialization of tissue samples that will comprise the conceptualization and implementation of a digital platform for integration, treatment, and analysis of decision support data in the virtual prototyping of fabrics.

    For this purpose, we will use approaches applied to the development of interoperability architectures and BigData and Machine Learning algorithms. These algorithms are able to learn from the history of textile data, as well as to predict and optimize variables/parameters useful for decision-making processes in textile production.

    Partners: CITEVE and Riopele

    Financing: Compete 2020

    Total eligible cost: 9.229.676,60€

    European (ERDF) support: 6.364.784,98€

    Project website

  • O TexBoost contempla um investimento total de 9.229.676,60 euros, com uma taxa de financiamento de 68,96% do programa Compete 2020.


  • O consórcio de desenvolvimento do TexBoost abarca um total de 43 entidades, onde 23 são empresas industriais do têxtil e 15 são ENESII (entidades não empresariais do sistema de I&I).

    Este consórcio é liderado pela RIOPELE e tem a coordenação técnica do CITEVE.

    Empresas e entidades envolvidas:

    • Riopele
    • CITEVE
    • CENTI
    • CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica
    • P&R Têxteis SA
    • LMA Leandro Manuel Araújo SA
    • CTEC
    • UPorto FEUP
    • Pafil Confecções Lda
    • Falcão
    • Tinamar
    • Sampaio & Filhos Têxteis SA
    • Polisport
    • ERT Innovation Effect
    • Lemar
    • Polyanswer
    • Onwork
    • UPorto Faculdade de Ciências
    • Universidade da Beira Interior
    • Coltec
    • Somelos Tecidos
    • Universidade do Minho
    • TMG
    • Simoldes Plásticos
    • Inegi
    • FDG Fiação da Graça SA
    • DAMEL
    • Oldtrading Textile
    • Borgstena
    • Instituto de Telecomunicações
    • LASA
    • FILASA
    • Fraunhofer Portugal
    • Têxteis Penedo, SA
    • Sedacor
    • Tintex
    • CTIC – Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias do Couro
    • Católica Escola Superior de Biotecnologia