On the days of June 8 and 9, the representative of the Cluster visited the Lyon University Polymer Laboratoryand the seat of Techtera.
Techtera is the cluster for the textile and flexible material sector located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Was founded in 2005 with the aim of developing joint R & D projects at the territorial and international level, in order to give greater visibility to its partners and to bring together the various sectors to foster innovation.
The French textile industry consists of 550 companies, with more than 60,000 jobs and a total turnover of 12.9 billion euros.
The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region on their own accounts for 30% of industry workers, equal to 15% of the European level and 70% of the national tonnage.
Techtera was the first cluster to get the gold label, confirming high level of excellence in the management of its activities, and certifies that the cluster is successfully engaged in a continuous improvement procedure.
Techtera also has ISO 9001: 2008 certification to support manufacturers in cooperative technological innovation projects and to increase the attractiveness and flexibility of the textile and flexible materials industry.