Created in Lyon (Rhône-Alpes) in 2005, TECHTERA is a technical textiles and flexible materials cluster which gathers 110 members on average, participating to more than 112 collaborative R&D projects.

Its mission is to encourage and develop innovation in processes and products through services dedicated to supervision, support, networking, fundraising and communication. It provides a technological and financial watch of the industry, aiming at widening the possibilities for innovation (Innovation Workshop), also provides a frame, and organizes the setting up of projects and their monitoring (search of partners, setting up, fundraising…)

In one word, it supports companies and research centres wishing to develop an innovation by providing all its services and solutions.

Deeply involved in international relationships with other European clusters, and very present in Japan through partnerships with universities and organizations, TECHTERA ranks in the top 20 “high performance” clusters in France according to the study carried out by the French State in 2012.


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