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.



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 final 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: 


PROsumer.NET will be presented at LET'S 2014 Conference, Bologna Italy

PROsumer.NET will be presented LET'S 2014 Conference “Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges” on 29th September –1st October 2014, Bologna Italy. The event is organised in the context of the Italian Presidency of the European Union in the fields of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Processing.

The LET’S 2014 Conference will bring together 1000 delegates from private and public research, SMEs, industry and policy. The main focus of the event is exploring the role of the Key Enabling Technologies in facing the Societal Challenges pinpointed by Horizon 2020. Through five thematic tracks, it will explore innovative, cross-cutting points of view at the forefront of European research and technology and will create a vision for a new European Renaissance.

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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