AEI Tèxtils presented the project GALACTICA – Smart Industrial innovation as enabler to drive new value chains for textiles and aerospace, on the INNOSUP-01 kick off meeting organized by EASME.
The meeting was split into two virtual events on May 13th and June 10th. On the first day, EASME presented the main expectations from the European Commission for the newly selected projects as well as administrative procedures. On the second day, all projects were invited to pitch their projects by their coordinators.
Josep Casamada, Project Manager at AEI Tèxtils, presented the overview of GALACTICA project and the main activities that will be implemented in the coming months, including the cascade funding mechanism that have a total budget of 3M€ complemented by 1M€ in services to SMEs.
GALACTICA aims to support the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace based on advanced manufacturing. The project will facilitate the uptake of Industrial intelligent systems and Industrial Internet of Things as part of the strategic innovation vectors for the textile and aerospace industries. The project will start on September 2020 and run until February 2023.
Besides AEI Tèxtils, the GALACTICA partnership integrates seven additional clusters and two innovation agents: ATEVAL in Valencia, CTA in Andalusia, NTT in Italy, CORALLIA in Greece, Suderelbe in Germany, PRODUCTECH in Portugal, EMC2 in France, EBAN in Belgium and Science Park Graz in Austria.