Textile Research Industry Innovation Forum for Interdisciplinary Collaboration (TRIIFIC!) was set up in 2015 to stimulate innovative discussions in the textiles industry.
The forum encourages research and innovation in all aspects of textiles including design, technical, manufacturing and business, and draws on De Montfort University's knowledge in areas including medical, sensors and intelligent computing, management, and business practice.
Looking to work with other organisations which can help to deliver innovation, this forum works in partnership with key organisations such as the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Leicester City Council because of their particular strategic focus on textiles.
We have also cooperated with the Alliance Project, Innovate UK, KTN Ltd, The Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals, and Medilink EM.
Textile Tuesdays are an opportunity for businesses to network with university experts to discuss the latest thinking, research, trends and innovations in the textiles field.
With a different focus each time, Textile Tuesdays will promote funding opportunities and build partnerships to deliver on new and exciting business collaborations, innovation and research.
Following on from the strong support at ‘Healthcare Textiles’ which was part of DMU's sponsorship of the Leicester Business Festival 2016, Textile Tuesdays will provide an opportunity for businesses to network, to bridge the gap between academia and industry and drive business growth.
To book a place please email IIF@dmu.ac.uk.