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

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...

Visita 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....

AEI Tèxtils participated in a hands-on digital capability training in Aachen with its members

Several members from AEI Tèxtils participated in a custom training on digitalization for the textile industry at the Digital Capability Center Aachen, from ITA Academy. The training was funded within the project, CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in...

AEI Tèxtils strengthens its links with Moroccan stakeholders to facilitate internationalization

AEI Tèxtils was in Morocco on last March to reinforce the collaborations and synergies with Moroccan stakeholders through FOSTEX project, led by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Terrassa (member of the cluster). The cluster held several bilateral meetings...

AEI TÈXTILS plans the next internationalization activities to support the global competitiveness of its members

AEI Tèxtils is working to support its members in going international with its strategic projects. Last week, AEI Tèxtils meet in Nantes with partners of ADMANTEX2i, an internationalization project led by the cluster aimed at leading international cluster cooperation...

CONTEXT network met in Ghent

CONTEXT, the international network of experts in advanced textile materials, gathered more than 25 experts from 16 countries in Ghent (Belgium) on March 21st and 22nd to participate at the annual Management Committee meeting and the working groups meetings. The...

CLAMTEX met in Valencia with the external experts to review the clusters’ new strategies

AEI Tèxtils participated last week to the CLAMTEX project meeting to review the new strategies of the partnership together with the external advisory board. CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry, is a European...


“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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