A textile revolution
Textile production in the Hauts-de-France region has suffered from de-industrialisation. Tourcoing wanted to use its proud past to develop the textiles of tomorrow. The city’s European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI) brings together laboratories and companies to work on this. The EU provided €5 million to support the work of this unique centre.
CETI provides a link between laboratories, universities and industry. Sports equipment manufacturers trust it to develop innovative products for athletes. In 2015, 28 private customers and 3 consortia put their trust in CETI. CETI aims to create 500 direct jobs over 5 years and 1500 over 10 years.