Projectproposals submitted with many new partners!

ISPT is proud to announce that 10 new projectproposals have been submitted for the Joint Industry Program (JIP). ISPT has additionally joined a consortium of another JIP-proposal by BLUE-tec as a projectpartner. All the different proposals add up to a total of 81 signatures as set by 45 different partners. 20 of these partners are new to the ISPT-community.

We look forward to the results of our shared efforts and hope to strengthen the process industry ever more through the potential of these breakthrough innovations!

 

Dutch ‘honest and sustainable clothing’ convenant underlines importance of sustainable process innovations in the textile industry

Dutch secretary Liliane Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Aid has presented a white list of apparel manufacturers and distributors that closely adhere to a new convenant detailing a set of principles regarding sustainability and respectable working conditions in their textile production processes. Over 50 retailers have co-signed the convenant, which corresponds to support of over a third of the total Dutch apparel market. Central themes in the convenant  are the conditions and level of safety for workers in the textile factories and the level of sustainability and the environmental impact of the textile production process. Especially the optimization of the production process and increasing its sustainability necesitates technological innovations.

ISPT aims to strengthen this push for increasingly sustainable production processes through her many innovation projects. One prime example of an ISPT-project that benefits the textile industry, is the ECWRTI project. In this Horizon 2020 project ISPT together with other European partners puts the EColoRO concept to the test. This innovative technology revolves around electrocoagulation followed by membrane filtration, which enables textile mills to reduce their water consumption by 90% through increased reuse of wastewater. This enables textile mills to have a smaller impact on the water supply and drasticly reduces the size of waste water streams.

Take a look at the ECWRTI website to learn more about this new technology!

 

ISPT and NL-GUTS help accomplish your Early Adopter Project (EAP2016)

The Early Adopter Projects ( EAP ) programme of Topsector Energy supports energy saving technologies. Within these short term projects, SMEs as technology suppliers, will have the opportunity to test their innovative technology with at least two end-users. Another possible project consortium could exist of a research organization acting as technology owner (IP provider) together with an SME that wishes to market this technology.

ISPT and NL-GUTS can help you reach the criteria, support in setting up the EAP proposal and building the right consortium. During the project we assist with contracts, program administration, project tools and -environment and dissemination to our networks. We foster innovation between technology suppliers and at least two end-users by giving support and making available additional funding of € 7.500 on top of the funding of Topsector Energy for energy efficient innovations.

All Early Adopter Projects that applied for funding at Topsector Energy in 2015 with the support of ISPT and NL-GUTS were granted.

We invite you to launch your project idea in the field of energy-efficiency together with us. This idea will be distributed and judged within the ISPT and NL-GUTS community. ISPT facilitates the project coordinator/technology provider throughout the entire process from project idea up to delivering the official end report.

You can find a project idea template here. Please send the filled out form to anne.vanderzwaan@ispt.eu before 24 March 2016. Feel free to contact us for extensive information on +31 33 7009796 and ask for Anne van der Zwaan.