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Asociación de Investigación de la Industria Textil

Jorge Moreno
Plaza Emilio Sala 1


The Textile Industry Research Association, AITEX is a center for research, innovation and advanced technical services for the textile, habitat, apparel, technical textiles, cosmetics and other application sectors. AITEX is the reference center at the forefront of innovation, research and technological development in Spain and one of the five main centers in Europe. With more than 35 years of experience, we are committed to constant investment in infrastructure, providing solutions to companies and generating opportunities for the development of various productive sectors in the present and in the future. We focus our activities on applied research, technological innovation, advanced technical laboratory services, certifications and technical training for companies.

Technological capabilities


Additive manufacturing


3D Printing Plant


  • Fashion
  • Salud
  • Sports
Additive manufacturing


Electronic printing on flexible substrates


  • Fashion
  • Habitat (Home Textile)
  • Salud
Advanced electronics


Smart Embroidery: insertion of conductive threads in fabrics, customizable circuits, special materials, embroidered composites...


  • Automotive Health
  • Fashion / Apparel
  • Habitat (Home Textile)
  • Naval


Access to financing

Access to funding resources

Tailor-made advice of public (EU/national/regional) and private (such as banking products) funding opportunities, also considering mixed solutions for digital technology projects in industry.

Business development

Support for the design of new business models based on digital technologies, strategy, and vision for competitiveness in the market, support for the creation of new SMEs, support for entrepreneurs and mentoring – legal, financial, ethical.

Pre-competitive R&D and feasibility analysis for collaborative R&D projects

Feasibility study for participation in collaborative R&D projects to support the transformation of innovative ideas into demonstrable concepts. Includes support for the creation of consortia and administrative and technical assistance for the preparation of funding proposals.

Startup acceleration

Mentoring and start-up support for digital technology-related startups. Activities will consolidate a strong regional start-up ecosystem through innovation programmes for solving industrial challenges, among other initiatives.

Ecosystem and Networking

Innovation spaces

Access to innovation spaces to foster cooperation and the exchange of ideas among innovators and relevant actors for the implementation of new services and products based on digital technologies.

Networks and intermediation

Establishing links between suppliers, clients, business support systems, funding sources, technology institutes, etc. Through the EDIH partner networks. Specific events for SMEs, brokering events and information days in collaboration with the EEN.

Experimentation and demonstration

Digital maturity evaluation and technology roadmap

Assessment, advice, and organisational diagnosis of the company’s degrees of readiness for the adoption of digital technologies to face the challenges of the coming years. Creation of digital transformation plans to achieve the necessary maturity and assessments of the technological readiness of products or services.

Assessment and consultancy in the use of digital technologies

Consultancy and access to portfolio of R&D projects and results, guides, application sectors, best practices and success stories. Assessment to companies looking for innovative digital technologies to incorporate into their portfolio, including ethical assessment to ensure safe and ethical use of digitalisation for SMEs when necessary.

R&D in digital technologies, concept, design, demonstrators / pilots / prototypes / proofs of concept for new products.

Access to competence centres for individual/collaborative R&D projects with the objective of applying digital technology innovation to develop new products/services or improve existing ones. Access to design, technologies and solutions for new digitalisation products/services, from TRL4 to TRL7-8. Validation in the lab and with real customers. Textile sensing technologies, AI for data analysis and image processing, digital twin, VR and hearing, to pre-clinical and clinical testing.

Product demonstrations

Workshops, showrooms, and use cases for potential customers.


Business and entrepreneurship training

Training in financing opportunities is a key tool to boost the growth and development of a business. Through this training, entrepreneurs can learn to identify and take advantage of different financing options, both nationally and internationally. In addition, this training can also include elements related to business digitalization and entrepreneurship, as both are key to competing in an increasingly globalized and changing environment.

Training in digital technologies

Training in digital technologies is a key tool for keeping up-to-date in today’s world and being able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital era. In the digital sphere, it is increasingly essential to have knowledge of different technological areas, such as Machine Learning, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, HPC…

R+d+i Projects



The Demonstrators are spaces provided by each center to show application examples and prototypes of the Technologies.


Access the infrastructures that each member makes available to companies and other centers related to each technology.

Experiment centers

Perform tests adapted to your company's process.