3rd PROsumer.NET conference & final Fashion-able event, 15 -16 October 2014

This public conference will present the strategy, management and next actions of the Design-based Consumer Goods Cross-ETP, a joint initiative of the Textile ETP with similar networks in other consumer goods sectors, which the European Commission has just officially recognised. It resulted from the work carried out in the PROsumer.NET project in 2011-2013. At this event also the final results of the Fashion-able EU project will be presented, which has developed new materials, production processes and business models for individualised fashion and functional wear for people with special needs.

Project dissemination activities are facilitated at the event through the sponsorship package that includes exhibition stand, print and online visibility. For more information contact Please find here the draft programmeregistration and hotel booking forms.



PPE Conference on 18-19 November 2014 in Brussels – Registration open!

This strongly market and industrial innovation oriented event co-organised with the key EU federations of the PPE sector will highlight the main regulatory, technological, end use and market trends in the EU personal protective clothing and equipment sector. Like in the previous editions in 2008 and 2011 we expect a large, industry-dominated audience representing the entire PPE value chain as well as end users, including public procurers of PPE from across Europe. It will represent an excellent networking opportunity with a less commercial focus than a trade fair and a less technical scope than a scientific conference.

Programme & registration documents at: early bird rates until 30 September.


The Design-based Consumer Goods Cross-ETP is now officially recognised by the European Commission

Building on the work of the PROsumer.NET initiative since 2009 and the EU Coordination Action of the same name in 2011-2013, the stakeholders of several European Technology Platform in the field of design-based consumer goods introduced a request for formal recognition as a cross-ETP Initiative to the European Commission in late 2013. In July 2014 this recognition was granted and the Design-based Consumer Goods Cross-ETP now counts among the 41 officially recognised platforms to advise the European Commission on research and innovation needs and strategies in specific sectoral or technological domains.

Information about the cross-ETP and all 40 other similar structures can be found at:

Download here a recent presentation about the history, rationale, activities and future plans of PROsumer.NET


PROsumer.NET present at the Industrial Technologies Conference, 9 - 11 April 2014 in Athens, Greece

The PROsumer.NET Initiative, partner projects and related Technology Platforms have presented recent research developments and showcased project results at the Industrial Technologies Conference 2014 in Athens, Greece, 9 - 11 April 2014. This biennial major event, held regularly since 2010 and this year part of the Greek EU Presidency programme, is dedicated to Nano, Materials and Production technology innovation.

The PROsumer.NET Initiative was presented in the workshop From Mass Production to Customisation and Personalisation: The New Era of Manufacturing. Many partner projects and their representatives were also involved in this and other sessions of the rich Conference programme. 

The Megaron Athens International Conference Center was also home to a large exhibition, IndustryTech 2014, dedicated to ongoing activities, demonstrators and projects in the industrial technology world. The joint exhibition booth of PROsumer.NET and its partner Platforms and projects (among them ADDFactor, Fashion-able, CTC, EuroFit, Man-Made, FFD and MyWear) has attracted the interest of the visiting crowds and the more qualified attention of speakers, researchers and institutional representatives, from the EU to the more local levels.

The booth was shortlisted for the Most Innovative Exhibitor Award, and honoured with the visit of the High-Level Members of the appointed Jury, which included European Commission Director Ms. Clara de la Torre. 

José-Lorenzo Vallés (Industrial Technologies, DG Research, European Commission) visiting the PROsumer.NET booth Ms. Clara De la Torre and the other Most Innovative Exhibitor Award Jury Members visiting the booth The joint PROsumer.NET booth The PROsumer.NET booth in the impressive Megaron Conference Centre


PROsumer.NET organises Horizon 2020 brokerage event in Brussels

With the launch of the new calls under Horizon 2020, PROsumer.NET has organised a brokerage event and networking lunch on 24th January in Brussels on Euratex premises.

During the meeting, attended by over 110 participants, European Commission officials illustrated the H2020 Calls most relevant to the Consumer Goods sectors to a packed room, and a few project ideas were presented by prospective proposers.

A Q&A session and a networking lunch provided ample opportunities for project partner search.