NIDPROTECH – Research and Development Centre in textile products for personal protection
01-01-2017 a 31-12-2019
The project “NIDPROTECH – Research and Development Centre in textile products for personal protection”, promoted by the company Latino-Confecções Lda. (Portugal) and co-promoted by the Textile Science and Technology Centre (2C2T) of Minho University, is co-financed by Portugal 2020.
The R&D project, promoted by Latino-Confecções Lda. in partnership with 2C2T and the International Platform Fibrenamics of Minho University, main goal is the constitution of a Research & Development Centre in the scope of textile products used in personal protection for professionals at different levels of risk, but mainly, risks of a mechanical nature such as cutting, punching, drilling and ballistics.
NIDProtech’s main goal is to concentrate and reinforce capabilities in textile products of personal protection, through the creation of an ID structure by using a Scientific and Technological System entity, the Minho University, through the Centre of Textile Science and Technology, and a business entity working in the field of textile products for personal protection, LATINO, in order to establish a long-lasting partnership, with an adequate articulation between the two entities.
This Centre will give these entities the opportunity to promote and share their skills. For LATINO, includes design, production and marketing skills and for Minho University, skills related to development, performance evaluation and scientific knowledge incorporation. Thus, the entities involved will be able to foster networking among themselves and internally, in order to strengthen their capabilities and the ID character of high performance textiles.
Therefore, the structure of this project will consist in having at least 5 ID projects, related to each of the topics mentioned, to be carried out by the entities involved, considering the challenges identified above, within a maximum period of 3 years.