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Merry Christmas!

TAGS would like to wish all partners a very happy Christmas and New Year! 2015 has been a very productive and proactive year and we would like to thank everyone for their contributions in helping make the project a success. The end of the year also marks the closing of the TAGS project, however we [...]

TAGS Guest Blog – ILC-UK

TAGS features as a guest blog on the International Longevity Centres’s UK (ILC-UK) Blog in the lead up to their conference “The Future of Ageing” which will take place on 24th November 2015, London, UK. …click here to read the blog > ABOUT The ILC-UK is affiliated to Univeristy College London (UCL). The International Longevity [...]

Final TAGS Project Meeting – Dornbirn, October 2015

The final TAGS Consortium meeting was held on 12-13th October 2015 at UIBK, Dornbirn.             During the meeting an overview of the main project findings were summarised, a summary of all external experts as well as discussions about the future of TAGS. As we near the end of our project, [...]

EC JRC Future of Textiles Workshop, 6-7th October, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) are currently working on an initiative for manufacturing textiles and clothing in Europe 2025. The EU are keen to generate knowledge on advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) which could become significant in the EU. The pilot study focused on the textiles and clothing sector in which the JRC teamed [...]

TAGS Presentation – 6th International Carers Conference, 4-6th September 2015, Sweden

6th International Carer’s Conference               3 – 6 September 2015 Gothia Towers, Gothenburg, Sweden Co-hosted by Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, Carers Sweden and Carers UK TAGS project partner Licia Boccaletti, EU Project Manager, Anziani e non Solo will present “Textiles for Ageing Society: The carers perspective” at both [...]

The Guardian – The cloth cap that could help treat depression

The cloth cap that could help treat depression Shane Hickney, 18th August 2015 Barcelona’s Neuroelectrics develops soft helmet which examines brainwaves to help diagnose and treat conditions, from depression to strokes and maybe beyond. Maiques says that she would like to extend the treatment to age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, in the hope [...]

TAGS 4th Mid-Year Meeting & ‘Funding & Innovation Workshop’

The TAGS 4th Mid-Year Meeting will take place on 9th-10th June 2015. Address: EU Commission, Covent Garden Building (COV2), Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels The focus of the meeting will look at our last topic of research, textiles for therapy. This includes different types of therapy such as: physiotherapy, compression therapy, light therapy, cognitive therapy. [...]

TAGS Funding & Innovation Workshop, 11th June 2015

The TAGS Funding & Innovation Workshop is almost one month away!                     Venue: EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium – Thursday 11th June 2015 The TAGS project, and the four topics of research we have been investigating; bedding, clothing, hygiene and therapeutic textiles, with regard to the changing [...]

The IAGG-ER 8th Congress Dublin 2015

The International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology European Region Congress 2015, Dublin, Ireland         The IAGG-ER congress offered a wide-range programme of over 1100 presentations, stimulating and congenial. The focus was to ensure that an ageing world not only recognizes the longevity dividend but also understand the advances in knowledge that allow [...]

TITK & FTB joint research project – “Textiles for Shielding against X-Rays”

The joint project of the FTB and the Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung e.V. (TITK) is sponsored as part of the IGF project 16876N/1 of the Research Association “Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.” through the AiF as part of the programme for promotion of the Research Centre of Industrial Cooperative Research (IGF) of the Federal Ministry [...]