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CTT Group to host ITMC 2021 in Montreal

Call to send abstract papers for the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization.

9th February 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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CTT Group, a Canadian technology transfer leader specializing in research, development and analyses of technical textiles and advanced materials, is preparing to host the 8th edition of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization (ITMC) 2021 to be held from 20-22 September in Montreal, Canada. Abstract submission is due by March 5, 2021.

 ‘’We are honoured to host this unique conference and encourage business, research institutions and organizations from around the globe to take part in lively exchanges of ideas and experiences during ITMC 2021. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, the conference represents a unique opportunity to share innovative solutions aimed at fostering the development of technical textiles for various applications,’’ says Valerio Izquierdo, Vice President, Business Development and Partnership, CTT Group.

Immediate call for abstract papers

Participants are encouraged to submit abstract papers before 5 March 2021. The document should explain the aim and scope of the study, materials and methods used, the results achieved, and main conclusions reached. The maximum number of pages of the abstract cannot exceed three. The template is accessible here.

During ITMC 2021, participants will explore new ideas and collaborative partnerships for business growth by catalysing the creation of a beneficial synergy between designers, manufacturers, suppliers and end- users of all sectors.

ITMC conference themes are based on intelligent textiles and mass customization. Key topics include comfort; composite and textile reinforcement; medical textiles; personal protective equipment; smart and functional textiles; bio-sourced, bio-degradable and eco-textiles; advanced technical textiles; nanotechnology; sustainable and advanced manufacturing processes; supply chain management; logistics; mass customization; e-commerce; digital solutions and education and training methodology.

“International events such as the ITMC 2021 contribute to the growth and influence of the Québec textile industry. I am convinced the participating Québec organizations will benefit from this unique platform to showcase their leadership and innovative solutions and establish strategic partnerships that will strengthen their competitive edge here and internationally,” says Dany Charest, General Manager of TechniTextile Québec, the Technical Textile Materials Cluster.

The ITMC 2021 conference is currently planned as an in-person event. The organizers are closely following government recommendations regarding health security and will postpone the event in 2022, if needed.

The ITMC 2021 conference targets guests from various branches and disciplines related to the textile industry. Its interdisciplinary approach is the key to maximizing the potential and development of textile materials and tools for various applications. The purpose of the conference is to explore new ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth by catalysing the creation of a beneficial synergy between designers, manufacturers, suppliers and end-users of all sectors, making full use of this potential.

The event is organized jointly by CTT Group (Canada), ENSAIT (France), ESITH (Morocco), Ghent University (Belgium), and Shinshu University (Japan).

CTT Group is a technology transfer centre specializing in the research, development and testing of technical textiles, advanced textile-based materials and geosynthetics. It is committed to advancing technological innovation and assisting industry in the conception, production and marketing of value- added products.

TechniTextile Québec, a cluster of excellence created in 2017, brings together all the industrial, technical, scientific and government stakeholders involved in the value chain of technical textile materials in Québec. The hub, an initiative of the ACCORD approach of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI), seeks to promote the industry’s sustainable development.

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