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Learning expedition – Barcelona / Terrassa

November 29 - November 30

LEARNING EXPEDITION – Terrassa / Barcelona

AEI Tèxtils welcomes you in Barcelona region to discover the state of the art advanced textile materials made in Catalonia together with its highly dynamic innovation ecosystem.

You will have inspiring visits to manufacturing companies from the different value chain stages of advanced textile materials for different sectors, from industrial applications to personal protection equipment to smart textiles. You will see the different processes from yarn to fabric and end products. On top of that, you will also have tours in the UPC University and LEITAT technological center to discover the innovation ecosystem.

You will also have plenty of chances for networking, the first day with members from AEI Tèxtils and the Catalan innovation ecosystem, while on the second day you will be able to meet participants in the final of the second GALACTICA hackathon.

Do not miss the opportunity to join this learning experience and co-create potential ideas for the second call for proposals of GALACTICA!

We are waiting for you!


Day: November 29th and 30th 2021
Location: Barcelona / Terrassa Region (Spain)


Day 1 – November 29th

Time Activities

Welcome and registration

  • Visit to LEITAT technological center (multisectoral technological center with strong links with the textile industry and innovating in advanced manufacturing technologies like 3D printing, advanced materials and circular economy)
  • Visit to UPC departments of Textile, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering
  • Tour to Textile Museum of Terrassa
  • Cross-fertilization workshop in the museum (or close by)
  • Networking activity with local companies


Day 2 – November 30th

Time Activities

Visit to 1-4 textile companies from different stages in the value chain (yarn spinning, weaving, finishing and vertical company).

Afternoon Visit to 1-4 textile companies from different stages in the value chain (yarn spinning, weaving, finishing and vertical company).

** All visits are tentative subject to change without prior notice.
** GALACTICA consortium reserves the right to change dates or cancel the call at any time, change its provisions or extend it. In such a case we will inform all applicants about such change.

Do you want financial support to participate?

Apply now for a travel voucher!

You can get 650€ if you are traveling from outside Spain or 500€ if you are within Spain (at least 300km away from Terrassa).

Travel vouchers are open to SMEs from EU27 or UK from textile, aerospace or advanced manufacturing sectors.

See full details in the call for expression of interest.

If you are applying for a travel voucher you will be registered automatically and there is no need to use this form. 

Please register here if you are willing to participate without travel voucher

In case you would like to attend with more than one person, be aware that only 1 travel voucher can be granted to each company.

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