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Textile Innovation Network 2019

  • 14-Mar-2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Kings Hall, The Principal Hotel, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB


  • You must be a stakeholder / public sector.
  • This ticket is available at a discounted rate for Textiles Scotland members.
  • This ticket is available to non-members of Textiles Scotland.

Join Textiles Scotland for the Textiles Innovation Network 2019: a dynamic day full of speed pitching innovation opportunities and idea generation, sponsored by the Defence And Security Accelerator.


Following on from a sell out innovation event in 2015, we successfully supported 9 textile innovation projects. We aim to unlock further potential from within the industry by creating the 'Textile Innovation Network'. 

The Scottish textile industry has an abundance of creators and innovators; and Textiles Scotland has the power to unite them with business support service providers and funders. 

Are you interested in:

- process innovation

- product innovation

- product diversification

- digitalisation

- data?

At this event you will have the opportunity to come along to pitch your idea, meet the funders, and to watch and engage in a dynamic day. You could be part of the next big thing.


This event is run by Textiles Scotland and kindly sponsored by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). You will have the opportunity to meet DASA and hear about what they do, and how they might be able to fund your ideas.

Also on the day we will be supported by Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, Interface, and Scottish Enterprise. Strathclyde University and Edinburgh University will provide the most up to date academic research in textiles, data, and digitalisation.

Textiles Connector funding

DASA Open Call for Innovation 

Innovate UK Open Grant Funding

Interface Innovation vouchers

Tickets are open to anyone from the Scottish textile industry (companies large and small), and anyone in Scotland with an interest in innovation, and the ability to think outside the box. 

We welcome those from other industries that can see the opportunities in cross-sector innovation.

Discounted tickets are available to Textiles Scotland members.

You do not have to be a technical textiles company to attend


 We are now taking applications to pitch on the day. Textiles Scotland want to ensure the appropriate experts are in the room for your ideas, so please apply ASAP.

You are eligible to apply to pitch if you:

  • are a UK based business
  • carry out your activity in the UK
  • are an SME

Please complete this online form if you would like to pitch. 

About our Sponsor

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are interested in engaging with people who have not worked with defence and security before. DASA are interested in building an ecosystem comprising of industry, private sector, academics, individuals and introducing innovators to defence and security. 

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