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Erasmus Texas - TEXtile gAme of Sustainability

The textile industry has been affected by globalization, digitalization and socio-cultural upheavals like hardly any other industry in recent decades. In addition to an intensified competitive situation as well as a strongly accelerated internationalization, there is above all a lack of qualified skilled workers. Low wages, an unattractive working environment and outdated vocational training throughout the textile industry mean that few young people consider training in this field.
In order to counteract this lack of skilled workers, an interactive simulation game for vocational training is to be designed together with the “Slovene Textile Association”. The planned topics are not currently covered in vocational training and will include sustainable production, environmental and climate protection, the supply chain law, recycling, circular economy and other sustainable topics. Due to the current social change as well as legal regulations, these topics will be absolutely necessary in the future for an existence on the international market. The first application of the business game will take place in Slovenia and Germany. A further development for other countries, e.g. in the Balkan region, is planned.
The textile and clothing industry has a long tradition in Germany and in the Balkan region. Especially Slovenia can offer a high quality standard, but can hardly keep market shares due to the cheaper productions and wages of the neighboring countries and producers outside the EU. Through good professional training it can be possible to produce higher quality products, to increase the added value in the country again and to take an important role on the international (EU) market.
The business game is intended to impart knowledge in the context of workshops and digital offerings and to encourage action, both privately and during professional activities. Together with the Slovenian Textile Association, training partners and interested companies are to be found for cooperation.
A modern, attractive and interactive educational offer, adapted to digital conditions and the target group, will increase the attractiveness of vocational training and the work situation in the textile industry. The project will build up current fehelende professional qualifications in the textile sector and thus meet the standards of international quality norms. This will, among other things, support and promote access to the EU and world markets for smaller textile companies. Sector-specific knowledge is transferred and exchanged across countries. At the same time, the reputation and attractiveness of vocational training and further education in the textile sector are increased and a higher appreciation of the entire industry is achieved.
Further advantages of the project are the strengthening of supply chains of the EU, the income security of the textile specialists, as well as an indirect contribution to the fight against flight causes and migration.
In order to bring the simulation to the companies, training centers, vocational schools and trainees in a target group-oriented way, events, presentations, lectures, website, social media and personal contact will be used in addition to the network of the Slovenian Textile Association. Furthermore, EPALE and other portals will be used in the future to make the project accessible to a broader interest group (also from other branches of industry) and to make the results of the project available.
As this is a concept development that will be tested via a test run, the realization, production and implementation of the business game within the education and training program will take place in a follow-up project. For this purpose, a close cooperation with the project partners will take place and the basis for a sustainable implementation will be created.

Duration:
01.10.2022 – 30.09.2023.2023

Partner:
Slowenischer Textilverband

Preservation Of Historic Buildings By Regulating Masonry Moisture Using A Textile-Based Drainage System (Dramatex)

The aim of the feasibility study is to lay the foundations for a research and development project in which a sustainable and resource-saving solution for the moisture regulation of masonry structures is to be realised. Previous solutions are characterised by high energy consumption or the use of chemically contaminated auxiliary materials. Such a solution is initially to be designed on the basis of fleece-based textile systems and its practical feasibility is to be demonstrated through basic tests.

Duration:
01.10.2021 – 31.03.2023

Partner:
IAB – Institut für Angewandte Bauforschung Weimar gGmbH
SP Bau GmbH
Vowalon Beschichtung GmbH
Autengine GmbH
Museum Reichenfels

HyTrA

HyTrA – Hydrogen Tryout Areal

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The European Union has set itself the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The basis for this is the decoupling of economic growth from resource consumption. These goals can be achieved through innovation, collaborative and cross-company value creation. At the same time, securing fair prosperity and an increase in the quality of life can be achieved.

The aim of the HyTrA project is to further advance the establishment of hydrogen technology. This proof is to be presented and implemented through interdisciplinary as well as international cooperation between partners from Germany and South Africa. Based on concrete problems such as self-sufficient energy supply but also energy security of industrial enterprises, mobile and cost-effective hydrogen-powered energy sources (micro-grids) are to be designed. These are to be qualified with regard to their requirements and evaluated in practical tests.

Duration:
01.12.2021 – 30.11.2022

Partner:
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik IWU

Partnerland:
Südafrika

Projekt im Rahmen des Förderprogramms „Exportinitiative grüner und nachhaltiger (Umwelt-) Infrastruktur des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz (BMUV)“

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Netzwerk Q4.0: Nachhaltigkeit in der Textilindustrie

Network Q4.0: Sustainability in the textile industry

The digital transformation is making itself felt in all areas of the working world. As a result, training personnel are increasingly required to adapt training processes to the digital changes. This is where the nationwide “NETWORK Q 4.0 – Network for the Qualification of Vocational Training Personnel in the Digital Transformation” comes in. Vocational trainers are taught modern technical and social skills so that the content and processes of dual vocational training can be (re)designed to meet the requirements of digital change.

Digitalization and sustainability – these are the current “big” topics in the textile industry and can also be found in the standard vocational training positions at the same time. Together with the Bildungswerk der Sächsischen Wirtschaft gGmbH (bsw), Texulting GmbH has developed an online course for trainers on the topic of sustainability in the textile industry. The topics and contents to be taught in the course are: Basics of sustainability, textile circular economy, sustainable textile chain, recycling, primary raw materials, recycling-friendly design of products, general conditions and legal basics, certification, standardization, testing, textile seals, energy efficiency, general sustainable behavior in the company as well as a practical module for implementing the learned knowledge in one’s own company.

The course on sustainability in the textile industry, accompanied by Texulting GmbH, can be found at the following link: netzwerkq40.de/de/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/

Further links:
netzwerkq40.de/de/
bsw-sachsen.de
linkedin.com/company/netzwerk-q-4-0-ausbilden-im-digitalen-wandel/

STEB – School of Textiles in Bosnien und Herzegowina

STEB – School of Textiles in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) is dominated by the industrial sectors of wood, construction, metal processing, food, textiles and leather, and tourism. Political uncertainty, lack of transparency and legal certainty, complex bureaucracy, and high emigration of young and better qualified people to neighbouring EU countries, have been slowing economic development since 2019.
Despite the many challenges facing the country, BIH has great potential for development. Due to its central location, BIH offers itself as a favourable location for companies that want to serve the markets of Western and South-Eastern Europe. Good prospects are available, among others, in the area of the clothing industry, which has a long tradition in BIH, and which has great export potential.
Low wages, an unattractive working environment and outdated vocational textile training, leads to the fact that only a few young people decide for such training. Above all, the topics of sustainable production and recycling, mandatory for a future textile industry, are not covered by the training.
Only through a well-founded education, which includes / covers all areas of the textile industry, BIH can succeed in increasing the added value in the country and thus enable higher wages and better working conditions. The Association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry (vti)would like to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable textile skilled worker training in BIH with the name “STEB – School of Textiles in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in the canton Zenica-Doboj.
With better qualified skilled workers, companies will be able to generate higher revenues and improve their competitiveness through better product quality. For qualified skilled workers, employment and earning opportunities will increase. Since the garment industry is almost exclusively made up of women, an important contribution is also made to securing women’s incomes. This in turn helps to reduce migration.
By providing training for skilled workers, it is possible to create jobs and to encourage young people to set up new businesses. Our aim is to lay the foundations for a sustainable textile industry, for which the dual education system, established in Germany, serves as a model. The modern training shall contribute to the strengthening and an innovative orientation of the textile industry in BIH and thus to a sustainable development of the country.

Duration:
01.12.2021 – 31.05.2022

Partner:
Verband der Nord-Ostdeutschen Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie e.V. (vti)
TITERA technology consulting, Dr. Daniela Zavec

Partnerland:
Bosnien und Herzegowina

Kleinmaßnahme zwischen dem Verband der Nord-Ostdeutschen Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie e.V. (vti) und der Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj in Bosnien and Herzegowina

Development Of A Dual Stacking Concept And Hydrogen-Free Test Scenarios

Development of a dual stacking concept and hydrogen-free test scenarios as the basis for providing the quantities of fuel cell stacks that will be required in the future (DuSwaP).

Derived from the required numbers of fuel cell stacks for automotive production in the medium-term future, a dual stacking concept and an AI-based testing system are being developed. Both approaches already close foreseeable gaps in the relevant production cycles and end-of-line tests. The necessary process and system concepts are being developed in parallel in three collaborations. If the goals set are achieved, DuSwaP will enable immense time and cost savings in the production of FC stacks. The general availability of the plants and the product increases, investment costs and risks decrease. The alliance thus not only contributes to further increasing the acceptance of the new technology, but also enables more cost-effective products in the medium term, another central demand of the OEMs. The project thus contributes directly to the goals of the German government.

Duration:
01.09.2021 – 31.03.2022

Partner:
Fibertech Management GmbH
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik IWU

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Production of High-Quality Aquatic Macrophyte Biomass

Technology development for the production of high-quality aquatic macrophyte biomass as a raw material base for the food industry and the biotechnology sector through simulation and overstimulation of species-specific hydrotopic conditions (ELPROM).

The aim of the project is to develop a production technology for the production of aquatic macrophyte biomass relevant to food and biotechnology. The innovative core of the technology is the development of macrophyte-specific growth surfaces (producer structure) and their integration into a production structure (HydroSim device) that is also to be developed. Equally innovative is the development of a method to change the process parameters in the production process in order to simulate and overstimulate the species-specific hydrotopic conditions, by means of which an enrichment of selected ingredients in the macrophyte biomass can be achieved. The macrophyte biomass enriched in this way with ingredients is to be processed using food technology in order to be able to be transferred into an innovative food to be developed. Essential criteria for the planned development of the technologies and the methodology are the growth pattern of the surfaces provided, the biomass yield and the quantity of the targeted ingredients in the macrophyte biomass, as well as the processing of the biomass into a final product that is gentle on the ingredients and preserves quality.

Duration:
01.08.2021 – 31.07.2023

Partner:
Viva Maris GmbH
Lehrstuhl für Aquatische Ökophysiologie und Phykologie der Universität Hamburg

German Ethiopian Textile School

With the GETS – German Ethopian Textile School project, Texulting GmbH would like to make a contribution to the sustainability goals formulated by the United Nations.

The primary focus is on establishing a training structure for the textile sector in Ethiopia. As historically proved, the development of industry in the textile sector is starting. On the basis of its activities to date, Texulting GmbH is convinced that it is possible to build up a sustainable textile industry in Ethiopia, outside the ready-made clothing and fashion industry.

Duration:
01.09.2021 – 31.08.2025

Partnerland:
Äthiopien

Partner:
BSW Sachsen
VTI
BHT Berlin

Technology Readines Levels

TRL 0

Idea: Unproven concept, no testing has been performed.

TRL 1

Basic research: Principles postulated and observed but no experimental proof available.

TRL 2

Technology formulation: Concept and application have been formulated.

TRL 3

Applied research: First laboratory tests completed; proof of concept.

TRL 4

Small scale prototype built in a laboratory environment (“Ugly” prototype).

TRL 5

Large scale prototype tested in intended environment.

TRL 6

Prototype system tested in intended environment close to expected performance.

TRL 7

Demonstration system operating in operational environment at pre-commercial scale.

TRL 8

First of a kind commercial system. Manufacturing issues solved.

TRL 9

Full commercial application, technology available for consumers.

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