Project code: 17714

Description/Acronym:  I&DT Demonstrador Cork-a-Tex Yarn

Duration (months): 18

Start Date (prevision): 01/10/2016

Start Date: 01/10/2016

Prevision End Date: 02/04/2018


This is a co-promotion demonstration project to bolster the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business sector. It is aligned with the research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) that are based on successful R&D activities. They aim to industrially validate knowledge associated with new technologies that can be applied to products, processes or systems and demonstrate the economic advantages to a specialised public in a real situation and divulge the new technology it wants to present.

The underlying objective of Cork.a.tex-Yarn is the scalability, optimisation and industrial validation of the innovative concept of thread coated with cork additives obtained from the “Cork-a-Tex” project and to increase the productive capacity by building a pilot line to be used commercially.

It also intends to publicly demonstrate the results it obtained and its economic and technical advantages in the real world.

The project has an Eligible Investment of €391,569.16 with a 62.20% funding rate.

The Project involves the participation of the promoter SEDACOR – Sociedade Exportadora de Artigos de Cortiça, Lda (Exporting Company of Cork Articles), and the co-promoters, TÊXTEIS PENEDO S.A., CITEVE – Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxteis e do Vestuário de Portugal (Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal) and FEUP  – Faculdade de Engenharia Universidade do Porto (Faculty of Engineering University of Porto).

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