Successful PROsumer.NET - Fashion-able conference - presentation of highly innovative consumer products and technologies
Some 60 experts from 13 European countries joined the event to witness fascinating presentations on innovative consumer product concepts and prototypes as well as manufacturing and ICT solutions to realise them and bring them to consumers, most of them resulting from collaborative European research projects such as Fashion-able, MyWear, AddFactor and CTC.
After an status update presentation of the Consumer Goods Cross-ETP (PROsumer.NET) by Emanuele Carpanzano, upcoming political support and funding schemes by the European Commission have been presented including:
- the COSME programme with its design-based consumer goods market take-up action, presented by Jean François Aguinaga of DG Enterprise & Industry
- the HORIZON 2020 Programme with the FoF research topic for "Manufacturing of Custom Made Parts for Personalised Products" presented by Roberta Salonna
- the WORTH Platform project to support cross-border designer-manufacturer collaboration projects in the design-based consumer goods sectors presented by the project coordinator Danièle Clutier of the French Fashion Institute IFM
Further presentations of the 2-day conference featured several cases of consumer goods companies active in different end market that have applied new materials, technologies and processes developed in European projects. All presentations can be found in the download section.
Further progress of the Consumer Goods Cross-ETP and its many partner projects will be presented in a follow-up public event tentatively scheduled for mid of 2015.