CEMATEX has launched an award program for ITMA 2015 as a part of its efforts to reward industry members and post-graduate students for their contribution to the sustainable development of the global textile and garment industry. CEMATEX is the European committee of textile machinery manufacturers. It has adopted the theme ‘Master the Art of Sustainable Innovation’ for ITMA 2015.
The ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award comprises two categories: Industry Excellence Award and R&E Excellence Award. The Industry Excellence Award recognises textile and garment manufacturers who have leveraged on technological innovations to advance business sustainability that benefit people, planet and profit. The Research & Education Excellence Award recognises outstanding achievements in textile and garment related post-graduate research.
ITMA 2015 will be held at Milan. CEMATEX will continue to support institutions participating in the Research and Education Pavilion through a grant of at least 50 per cent to help cover their participation cost. The pavilion showcases leading-edge research that will power textile innovation and well-known institutions that develop world-class human resources.
Complementing the exhibition are several initiatives that will promote knowledge exchange and networking. All the initiatives are designed to help industry members heighten their engagement with the very important subject of sustainable innovation at ITMA 2015.