Our project, Textiles for Ageing Society, is a part of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP 7) for Research and Technological Development which is the EU’s main instrument for funding research in Europe.

Further Information

Call Title
Theme 4 – NMP – Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials, and new Production Technologies – CSAs

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Grant Agreement Number

Project full title
Textiles for Ageing Society (TAGS)

Topic called
NMP.2011.2.3-3 – Networking of materials laboratories and innovation actors in various industrial sectors for product or process innovation – coordination and support actions.

Project duration


The intention of the TAGS consortium is to bring together the older people, social and medical care organisations, research institutions, technology transfer associations, and manufacturers to identify:  specific requirements of the older people, and care organisations; latest developments in materials science and technology that will help meet these requirements; and strategies to incorporate developments in the manufacturing chain.

The fundamental aim of TAGS is to improve or innovate products and/or processes to meet the specific textile needs (bedding, clothing, hygiene, and therapy) of a growing sector of the European population, with the following objectives:

  • Identification of new materials, production techniques, and technologies, based on demands and requirements formulated by end-users and industry that can improve the performance of textile products for the elderly
  • Identification and assessment of the scope for innovation, and of barriers preventing progress
  • Initiating platforms for active discussion and dissemination of information between partners, and the provision of general information accessible by the public
  • Generation of new joint and collaborative concepts, initiation of joint research activities.
  • Identification of standards and specifications for products, and formulation and recommendations for policy makers.

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TAGS is keen to further research in the area of Textiles for an Ageing Society

If you are a researcher, manufacturer, end user, sociologist, healthcare professional, caregiver, policy maker or technology transfer institution we would be  interested in collaborating in new research projects, new product design and implementation.

If you are keen to collaborate … send us a message >