Franco-German business workshop 2017




Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Moderator of the day : Danièle Clutier-Léauté
Time Programme
9:00 a.m.

Coffee break

9:30 a.m.


Opening words from Lilla Merabet, Vice-Présidente Compétitivité, Innovation et Numérique, Région Grand Est

Klaus Huneke, Vice-President, Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion lndustry

Yves Dubief, President, Confederation of the French Textile lndustry and CEO Tenthorey SAS

Sophie Remont, Head of Expertise Department, Direction Innovation Bpifrance

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9:45 a.m.


Industry 4.0 in Germany and Industry of the future in France –
a quick assessment of the state of the art

Hendrik van Delden, Managing partner, Gherzi van Delden GmbH 

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10:05 a.m. 

Roundtable 1: The textile plant oft he future: new organization and new processes

  • Major technological breakthrough in textile machinery 
    Joachim Schenk, Global Sales, PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH
  • Open innovation "à la française" to deliver high volume , high value and smart textiles
    Marc Frouin, COO, Bioserenity / Michel Caillibotte, Head of International Innovation, Damartex

  • AMANN Innovation Lab for innovative 4.0 concepts and products 
    Bodo Bölzle, CEO, Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG
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10:50 a.m.

Coffee break

11:10 a.m.

Roundtable 2: The textile plant of the future: smart textile products for new uses

  • E-Thread™ technology:  a revolutionary toolkit to embed electronics at the heart of textile materials
    Emmanuel Arène, CEO, Primo 1D
  • The process of a microfactory: Simulat, Print and Cut! 
    Dieter Stellmach, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf
  • The ongoing industrial revolution for a French spinner 
    Gregory Marchant, CEO, Union Textile de Tourcoin
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11:55 a.m.

Roundtable 3: Sustainable and digital Fashion: new business models:

  • The impact of Digital on fashion business models 
    Dominique Jacomet, Director general, IFM Institut Francais de la mode
  • EU-project WEAR - Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation 
    Dr. Berit Greinke, Senior Researcher, Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts 
  • Sustainable development and circular economy 
    Ulrich Jahn, President, Groupe Freudenberg Performance Materials
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12.40 a.m.

Wrap-up roundtables

1:00 p.m.   Lunch
2:00 p.m.   Presentation of financial opportunities by Bpifrance and some French and German Investment funds
2:15 p.m.   Pitches by 8 start-up looking for partners and investment

@Health | Foursource | Gemetiq | Permetex | VRaktion| Pili |Pro Glove | Solar Cloth System

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3:30 p.m.

Conclusion of the day

3:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

4:00 p.m.

Bilateral meetings between companies, start-up and financial partners (15’ for each meeting)

5:00 p.m.

End of the programme






closed since 10 Nov 2017
Registration 13 Jul – 10 Nov
Meeting Selection 1 Nov – 13 Nov
Event 15 Nov
Language English
Venue Place Adrien Zeller 1
Strasbourg, France
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 84
Meetings 52
Belgium 2
France 92
Germany 39
Switzerland 2
Turkey 2
Total 137
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