Loughborough part of R&D Partnerships for fashion and textile industry

  • Published on 8th October 2018

Loughborough University is to be a major partner on one of 10 multi-million pound game-changing Creative R&D partnerships

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Over the next five years, the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s(AHRC) Creative Industries Clusters Programme will reposition the creative industries as vital to UK economic growth and resilience, and provide direct links into shaping Government policy.

Led by University of the Arts, London (UAL), The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Creative R&D Partnership is one of nine clusters and one policy and evidence centre to be funded under the multi-million pound Creative Industries Clusters Programme.

The programme forms part of the Government’s flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund initiative, which brings together leading research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges.

The five-year industry-led programme will focus on delivering innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain, with special attention given to positioning industry as agents of new technology and materials development.#

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