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

C.P. ALUART presents its smart textile prototype for personal protection

C.P. ALUART has concluded the SMART-WORKWEAR project after 12-months of joint developments with Titera, which resulted in a fully functional prototype of a smart skin-contact garment that measures the users’ physiological conditions in real time. The project was made...

AEI Textils starts two Eurocluster projects to boost the resilience of the advanced textile materials’ sector

AEI TÈXTILS kick off two new European Projects funded under the Eurocluster initiative: xBUILD-EU - Cross-fertilization of industrial ecosystems in textile manufacturing and construction leveraging digital and advanced technologies to build up green and digital...

AEI Tèxtils participated in the co-creation session from the European Comission on the textile transition pathway

AEI Tèxtils participated, on 6th September, at the co-creation session of the textile ecosystem transition pathway, leading the group of digital manufacturing within the digital transition workshop. AEI Tèxtils presented the different best practices in digitalization...

The cluster team comes back from the summer break

The agenda of the cluster is full of activities after the summer break: Kick-off for new projects, workshops, missions, etc.

AEI Tèxtils starts ADDTEX project in Terrassa to boost skills support for the advanced textile materials sector

AEI Tèxtils organized the kick-off meeting of the new European Project: ADDTEX - Advancing industrial digital and green innovations in the advanced textile industry through innovation in learning and training.  ADDTEX is one out of 30 new funded Strategic Alliances...

CLAMTEX reaches an end, but the partnership will continue supporting textile digitalization

AEI Tèxtils participated last week in the last CLAMTEX  meeting and its final event in Porto to review the progress of the cluster collaboration that was initiated with the project. CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile...

AEI TÈXTILS at Techtextil

AEI Tèxtils participated at Techtextil 2022 from June 21st to 24th with a joint booth with several of its members: CINPASA, LIASA, FINSA, Pont Aurell y Armengol, and Hilados Egarfil. Internationalization is key area of the cluster revised strategy addressing two major...

We participated at CONTEXT meetings in Paris

On 7th and 8th June, several CONTEXT members gathered in Paris. WG1: Smart Textiles in Healthcare and Medicine, hold a meeting with the participation of 20 experts. It took place on the 7th, and started with a visit to the Lab by IFTH in La Caserne. After lunch, 2...

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...


“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. “



Thanks to the collaboration and innovation framework of the cluster, we better understand the needs of advanced textile manufacturing companies to better offer solutions that optimize their production and logistic processes.”


Product Manager of MACCION

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