Award ceremony of Textile Science Research Centre of the most successful scientific or artistic research work of young scientists in the field of textiles was held on 18th of July 2011.
The competition was divided into two separate categories:
1st category: for full time students of undergraduate/graduate students of University
2nd category: for doctoral students of TTF
Papers submitted for the competition were collected, reviewed and published in the book entitled Young scientists in the protective textiles research. The promotion of this book was held on the occasion of the TSRC award ceremony at the premises of Rectorat of the University of Zagreb.
Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer. It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles – like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper.
"Normally, conductive nanocoatings are applied to inorganic materials like silicon. If we can find a way to apply them to textiles – cheap, flexible materials with a contorted surface texture – it would represent a cost-effective approach and framework for improving current and future types of electronic devices," says Dr. Jesse Jur, assistant professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, and lead author of a paper describing the research.
The process of encouraging and developing cluster systems in Croatia is mainly coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, labour and Entrepreneurship (MElE) in collaboration with partner institutions: the Croatian Employers association, the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Croatian Chamber of Crafts.
Since each of the institutions supports its respective clusters, it is difficult to establish an accurate and unique list of all the clusters in the Republic of Croatia. however, in a recent mapping carried out within the WBC-INCO.NET project, it is estimated that there are currently about 50 different clusters with a steady upward trend.
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology (TTF) has organized the Workshop Innovation management, in cooperation with Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK). The workshop was held at the premises of HOK in duration of three days, from 9th till 11th May 2011. It was funded by the F7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801 Unlocking the Croatian Textile Research Potentials (T-Pot) project.
The aim of the workshop was to present the importance of innovation management to the wider audience, both from the academy and entrepreneurship. Important topics presented at the workshop were identification of innovative potential, its measurement, IPR protection and exploitation of the knowledge itself or of developed products/services.
Thanks to efforts from China and improved EU policing, fewer toxic toys and skin-irritating textiles are making it onto Europe's supermarket shelves, the European Union executive said Thursday.
The number of unsafe products banned, withdrawn or recalled from consumers last year, rose 13 percent to 2,244 products against the previous year, the European Commission announced. Chinese goods accounted for 58 percent of those products, down from 60 percent of unsafe products in 2009. "The Chinese government attaches great importance to consumer product safety," said Beijing's Minister Zhi Shuping of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). "We will strive to improve the quality and safety of Chinese products."
- Science – professional workshop "PROTECTIVE PROPERTIES OF NATURAL DYESTUFF" Otočac, 18. April 2011.
- Cornell fiber science team developing gas-trapping fabric
- Coloured silk directly from silkworms!
- EU launches Public consultation on a possible successor to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)
- University of Delaware researchers continue nanotechnology collaboration with Koreans