EU Projects

Material ConneXion Italia is the ideal partner for projects’ implementation activities, as well as dissemination, exploitaiton, methodology topics and to play as facilitators.

Thanks to our relantionships with institutions, public bodies, universities and private companies, developed in a 15-year history of consulting and work on funded projects, we have several contacts and capability to exploit opportunities related to EU calls for proposals.

If you wish to be involved in a EU call or are looking for a proactive partner for your project proposal, do not hesitate to contact us.



Material ConneXion® Italia is an independent Italian SME working as a research and consulting agency; it is part of an international network, able to act as a generator of links and contacts between producers of innovative and sustainable materials and their potential users, be they companies or freelance professionals.

We are positioned among the technology (RTD), industry (manufacturing), creativity (design), and market (marketing) areas, for which we are considered:

  • a technology transfer center with a design-driven approach in the field of      material innovation;
  • an intermediary subject between diverse competencies;
  • a provider of supporting services to companies with regards to innovation processes and communication.

Having participated to several EU-funded projects within diverse programmes, we are in contact with many potential partners in Italy and Europe.

We took part as experts to European Commission roundtables on “Directorate-General for Research and Innovation Industrial Technologies – Materials Unit”.



Material ConneXion Italia is a cross-sectorial agency, with skills and expertise suitable to calls on the following topics:

  • Advanced & innovative materials, manufactoring processes, FET (Future and Emerging Technologies),
  • innovation & design,
  • technology transfer,
  • circular economy,
  • creative industries,
  • knowledge sharing,
  • disciplines integration (multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches)
  • materials and technology trends


We are currently interested in project proposals concerning the following funding programmes:


  • Horizon 2020
  • Life
  • Erasmus+
  • Interreg (Central Europe, MED, Alpine Space, etc.)
  • Creative Europe
  • BBI JU


Contact us to know more about the calls we are interested in.

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Recent EU projects Material ConneXion Italia has been / is involved in:

FOSTEX (current)

Fostering innovation in the Jordan and Moroccan textile industry
Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices  | duration 2019 – 2022 | 13 partners da 4 stati EU + Giordania e Marocco | budget 1’000’000


DATEMATS (current)

Knowledge & Technology Transfer of Emerging Materials & Technologies through a Design-Driven Approach
Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2 – Knowledge Alliances | duration 2019 -2021 | 10 EU partners | budget 900’000 €


LIFE M3P (current)

Material Match Making Platform for promoting the use of industrial waste in local networks.

LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency | duration 2016-2019 | 6 EU partners | budget 1,4 MLN €


TEXSTRA (current)

Skills enhancement in textile and clothing industry in relation to the knowledge triangle in cooperation with HEI’s, research organizations and companies.

Erasmus+ Strategic partnership | duration 2017-2020 | 10 EU partners | budget 300K€


TRASH-2-CASH (closed)

Designed high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design

driven technologies.

Horizon 2020 – NMP 18-2014 | duration 2015-2018 | 18 EU partners | budget 9 MLN€


TECLO (closed)

Future textile and clothing managers for export, marketing, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship oriented companies

Erasmus+ Knowledge Allience | duration 2014-2016 | 14 EU partners | budget 620K€



Design-driven material innovativon of touch sensitive luminous flexible smart materials

7° Framework Programme | durata 2013-2016 | 17 EU partners | budget 4MLN€


IDEA (closed)

Interdisciplinary Education Agenda as essential drive for innovation

Tempus Joint project | duration 2013-2015 | 12 EU and Israeli partners | budget 1MLN€