AEI Tèxtils

The Catalan cluster of advanced textile materials


AEI TÈXTILS is a cluster, with a non-profit association structure, formed by companies in the value chain of the advanced textile materials sector in Catalonia and other organizations supporting innovation.

Its main goals are to promote innovation, especially in cooperation; to foster links in the Catalan advanced textile materials sector and to give visibility to the cluster and its members at an international level to boost the green and digital transition.

Associated members

Team professionals

Ongoing innovation projects

In funding for members in 2021

GALACTICA organized a group coaching with its beneficiaries in Porto

GALACTICA project, coordinated by AEI Tèxtils, organized the first in-person group coaching session in Porto with its beneficiaries from its two calls for proposals. More than 25 people participated in this event, including Salvador Aymerich, General Manager of the...

AEI Tèxtils visited several European clusters to strengthen networks and improve services for its members

AEI Tèxtils visited several European Clusters on two learning visits over the past month with the aim of strengthening the cluster competencies and networks to develop new and improved services for its members in the advanced textile materials’ sector in Catalonia....

AEI TÈXTILS reinforces its international relationships to strengthen its portfolio of services for promoting innovation and going international

AEI Tèxtils has participated in several meetings in May and June to discuss and plan different activities and services for supporting its members in improving their competitiveness and resilience, by going international and strengthening its service portfolio for...

AEI Tèxtils and FITEX led the CIRCULAR.Tè Hackathon, to create new solutions for textile waste

On April 27th and 30th, CIRCULAR.Tè Hackathon took place, coordinated by AEI Tèxtils – The Catalan Advanced Textile Materials cluster – and Fundació FITEX, with the financial support from the Waste Agency of Catalonia. The objective of the Hackathon was to...

Cluster members’ meeting

On 11th May, eighteen cluster members met in Arenys de Munt to visit one of its associated companies, ARPE followed by a joint lunch and a conference by Joan Vila, expert in energy saving.

The cluster keeps growing

During the last 2 months, the cluster has welcome 3 new members: The company Medicare System, manufacturer of textile protective products for hospitals, care homes and pharmacy. The company TANATEX Chemicals Ibérica, S.L.U., one of the worldwide producers of chemical...

Visit to EURECAT

We visited our member EURECAT, a technological center providing knowledge, innovative technologies and materials for smart, efficient and sustainable textile businesses.

5 members of AEI Tèxtils awarded 180k€ in funding from the 2nd call of GALACTICA for their innovation projects

GALACTICA, a project led by AEI Tèxtils aiming at promoting innovation across the aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing sectors, completed the evaluation of the 84 proposals received during the second call that involved 152 SMEs, and select the 25 best...

AEI TÈXTILS attended the ETP Textile annual conference in Brussels

AEI Tèxtils participated in the annual Textile ETP Conference in Brussels, a flagship event for textile innovation gathering over 150 international experts. This year main topics were smart textiles, as high-performance materials, and a strategic roadmap to address...

AEI Tèxtils led a successful business mission to Mexico together with its European partners

AEI Tèxtils organized a mission to Mexico from March 28th to April 1st, together with its European partners in the TEXGLOBAL project, with 9 European textile companies, including 3 Catalan companies, members of the cluster: Triturats la Canya, CINPASA and C.P. ALUART....


“The cluster provides us with knowledge, keeps us up to date with technological trends and brings us closer to national and international experts.”


Manager of C.P. Aluart

“In the cluster we share concerns with other companies and collaborate to find solutions.”


Manager of LIASA

“The AEI Tèxtils team is proactive, knows our needs and supports us closely throughout all the process to carry out innovation projects.”


Manager of Polisilk and Etisilk

“It is important to belong to a cluster where the main companies in the sector are located. A network is generated, which provides us with contacts and offers us a very personalized service.”



Manager of Marina Tèxtil

“The success rate of the projects presented to various funding calls with the support of the cluster is very high.”


Manager of Manufacturas Arpe

“AEI Tèxtils helps us to keep up to date with trends in the advanced textile materials sector. As machinery suppliers it is very useful for us to better target our offer.”



Manager of Jose Fuster, S.L.

“Networking and industrial symbiosis to the cluster are key to promote circular economy and recycling in the field of technical textiles, to which we are dedicated.”


Manager of Hilaturas Arnau

“Thanks to AEI Tèxtils we have been able to interact and get to know in depth many local companies and within our sector, exchange knowledge and create synergies.”



Manager of FINSA

“The cluster is such a dynamic engine that opens us the door to many opportunities linked to innovation in our sector, as well as to all the financial support programs that the different administrations have open.”


Manager of CINPASA

“AEI Tèxtils offers us the possibility of having access to R&D&I or internationalization projects that would be impossible to carry out individually. All this, within an environment that promotes the transformation of competition between companies into collaborations that bring shared benefits.”


Manager of Lumaquin, S.A.

“As a University Institute for Textile Research that we are, belonging to AEI Tèxtils represents an opportunity and is a competitive advantage, since it allows us to keep up to date about different funding calls and also to get in touch with potential partners for future projects.”


Director of INTEXTER

“The cluster has managed to bring together a powerful association of companies that represent the present and the future of the technical textile industry.
Being present in this group opens the doors to potential collaborations and motivates us to find new challenges for our company. “



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