Industrial Research Centers

Industrial research in the textile field is advancing quickly and has such a wide applicability that it has become necessary to develop industrial research centers to centralize research activities, attract funds, and manage publication output. A single large textile manufacturer can have its own in-house research and development department, or a private or public industrial research institute can exist independently to service the textile industry. Another format is for textile industries to pool their resources in shared industrial research centers, though companies can use to locate the service providers and research experts needed.

Industrial research institutes provide a forum for industrial leaders and researchers to come together to learn and share. Other reasons for bringing leadership together are to establish best practices guidelines to protect the reputation of the research centers and maintain standards, provide networking opportunities for member institutes, and promulgate textile industry innovations in usable and acceptable formats, such as conferences.

Thousands of industrial textile research papers are pouring out of universities and private industrial research centers yearly. Part of the reason for institutionalizing research centres is to organize research results, especially as the publication of the research results is advantageous for several reasons. The privately endowed research institute will publish annual reports to demonstrate the activities to the stakeholders, researchers may wish to advertise their innovations for monetary gain or to attract increased funds, or the institute or department may have a mandate to share information on emerging technologies solely for the benefit of the industry as a whole. Whatever the reason, in order to be useful the research results need to be collected, organized, and some system put in place to make the research available. An additional advantage of an organized body of literature on textile innovations is that the market place predicts trends and identifies market drivers, all of which can be beneficial to company stockholders. Industrial research provides the world with improved and revolutionary products. Buyers and traders can find out about the latest textile technologies produced in research centers with

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CETI European Centre of Innovative Textiles

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