Innovation and research is at the very core of nonwovens and related industries. Whether it is technical, scientific or process-related innovation it drives the industry and the people behind it. The designers and manufactures strive to invent and deliver ever more advanced solutions to the challenges facing society including sustainability.
EDANA is committed to stimulate innovation and to help young talents from centres of excellence and universities get access to the companies working in the nonwovens industry. To make this commitment a reality, several activities are in place.
The President of the European Commission, Mrs Ursula von der Leyen, presented to the European Parliament in her political guidelines her plan for a future-ready economy, where Europe will be a world leader in circular economy and clean technologies.
According to her, “a sustainable Europe is one that opens up opportunities, innovates, creates jobs and offers a competitive edge to its industries”. She therefore announces: “we will need to invest in innovation and research, redesign our economy and update our industrial policy”.
EDANA joined Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, which advocates for an ambitious industrial policy of which Research and Innovation are crucial pillar. Actions undertaken