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Textiles Future Forum

Launched in 2014, the Textiles Future Forum (TFF) aims to link academic research with the textiles industry to promote and exploit innovation in support of the sector.

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It will accelerate collaboration between Scottish industry and academia to fast-track innovation in both the sector and wider markets where textiles are key to the supply chain.

Supported by an SFC investment of £750,000, the TFF initiative is market driven and industry led. It will work across the sector to identify innovative projects where partnership and support from academia can assist in unlocking potential for growth.

The TFF has already supported a series of events and activities promoting interaction between industry and academia and launched a challenge fund which supports matched industry-led projects with up to £50,000 to stimulate innovation. This challenge fund is focused on the encouragement of industry led step change and transformational innovation activity. 

Heriot-Watt University is coordinating the initiative in partnership with other universities and the textiles industry.