REACT had a final round of presentations for the project’s run last week, covering two events taking place in Italy: all with a focus on the textile innovation ecosystem.


REACT at NanoInnovation 2022

On 22 September, REACT took the stage of this year’s edition of NanoInnovation – an event based in Rome, aimed at researchers, institutions, investors and companies, as well as economic operators, government institutions, and media – which was created with the purpose to become the reference national event for the wide and multidisciplinary community involved in the study and development of micro and nanotechnologies and in their integration with other enabling technologies (KETs) in all application fields.

Valentina Trovato, from REACT’s collaborator University of Bergamo, represented the project during the “New products or manufacturing process development” hybrid session – which had an overall audience of 20 people in attendance – in which she presented the activities carried out by the project, within the specific topic of chemical finishing removal from acrylic fibers, one of the cornerstones of REACT’s process (The presentation slides are available here).



Right on the following day, REACT was one of the protagonists of the “The Circular Economy in the Textile Clothing Fashion sector. Actions and opportunities” event, which attracted over 80 participants and took place in the setting of the new Multi-Lab facility of REACT’s coordinating partner Centrocot, located in MalpensaFiere.

Although held in Italian – as the presented initiatives connect with local actors – the event was designed to align with the European Sustainable Development Week 2022 and was co-organised by Centrocot and UNIVA (the Varese province industry sector union) with the aim of offering a showcase for significant endeavours on the topic of Circular Economy in the textile sector: offering an in-depth look on the results and opportunities generated by such research, support and connected training actions (More details on the agenda can be found here).

Within this premise, REACT had a central block to present its results – conveyed by project partners Barbara Ferrari (Parà Research & Development) and Andrea Cataldi (Soft Chemicals Srl), with an eye to the Industry perspective – and the environmental impact of the prototypes created within the project’s run – through an overview provided by Centrocot’s Michela Secchi.


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