The 5th – organised every 6 months – Meeting of the CELPREG Project’s Partners, the Users Committee consisting of representatives of the industry as well as the Steering Committee was held in a remote way on 26 June 2020 at 11.00.
The participants of the meeting discussed so far results of particular tasks/work packages which due to the pandemics COVID-19 could not be freely executed and – first of all they approved the work schedule for the next half a year. They hoped that the prolongation of the Project’s duration by 31 December 2029 would facilitate the full execution of all the tasks.
The Gdynia Cotton Association in the agreement with the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants applied to the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) for the prolongation of the duration of the Project. The decision resulted from the fact that due to pandemic COVID-19, researches could not be conducted on time. German Partners i.e. Association for Research and Development in Materials from Renewable Resources (WNR) as well as Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructureof Materials and Systems (IMWS) also submitted the analogical motion to the German Financing Agency. Both Polish and German Agencies accepted the prolongation of the duration of the Project by 31 December 2020.
We kindly inform you that due to still high level of the epidemiologic threat the CELPREG Seminar entitled “Industry-driven innovation for natural fiber based materials “ scheduled for 14 May 2020 in Łódź has been cancelled.
A new date and a venue of the meeting will be announced as soon as external conditions let us meet safely.
On 20 March 2020 during 11.00 a..m. – 3 p.m. in the conference rooms of Hotel CAMPANILE in 27 Piłsudskiego Avenue, the Seminar entitled “Industry- driven innovation for natural fiber based materials” will be held under the CELPREG Project
Participation in the Seminar is free of charge.
During the Seminar lunch and coffee will be served.
The programme will soon appear on the website as well as will be currently updated.
If you are interested, please confirm your presence by e-mail sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org 5 March 2020 at the very latest.
Apart from the Meeting on 21 November 2019 – the Project Partners had the presentation promoting the Project at the Textile Forum – one of the important events accompanying the Fair.
The presentation entitled “Composites reinforced with natural fibres – the CELPREG Project” was delivered by Ms Weronika Gieparda M.Sc. representing the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants.
The presentation attracted participants of the Fair, including the GCA members – entrepreneurs who attended the event as exhibitors.
The 4th meeting of the Project Partners, the Steering Committee and the Users Committee was held in Nadarzyn on 21 November 2019 – during the 6th edition of the International Textile Fair – FAST TEXTILE.
The results of realisation of particular tasks foreseen by the Project were presented and discussed at the meeting. Simultaneously , the attendees focused on activities aimed at promoting the Project as widely as possible among entrepreneurs interested in implementing of innovative solutions. Furthermore, the detailed task schedule for next months was agreed.
The Director of the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Zimniewska, PhD Eng – Research Manager of the Project – participated in the 4th International Conference on Natural Fibres (ICNF) which was held on 30 June – 3 July 2019 in Porto in Portugal under the theme “Smart Sustainable Solutions” . Director Małgorzata Zimniewska presented a poster entitled “Comparative analysis of properties of different varieties of flax fiber meeting requirements of composite reinforcement” documenting the results of so-far researches realised under the Project. The poster had been prepared by the persons involved in the Project in the Institute, i.e. Małgorzata Zimniewska, Anna Kicińska-Jakubowska, Wanda Różańska, Barbara Romanowska, Patrycja Przybylska and Edyta Kwiatkowska.
The presented outcomes aroused interest among the participants of the Conference. The event attracted about 180 participants from 26 countries. The Conference included three thematic both scientific and poster sessions held concurrently on each of the three days of the debates.
Between 20 June and 26 June 2019 the member of the GCA Board of Directors – Jacek Rutkowski Ph.D. was participating in the international textile and garment technology exhibition ITMA 2019 which was held in Spain, in Barcelona, Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via. The latest sustainable technologies and solutions were presented – under the theme – ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’.
During meetings with entrepreneurs Mr Jacek Rutkowski promoted the CELPREG Project underlining its sustainable character, innovativeness as well as a wide range of potential applications of the Project’s results in the industry.
On 23 May 2019 , during 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m., in the Conference Room of the GCA Cotton House in Gdynia in 7 Derdowskiego Street, the Seminar entitled “Potential Inherent in Natural Fibres – a Chance for Enterprises’ Innovativeness and Competitiveness Increase” was held under the CELPREG Project.
The aim of the Seminar was – first of all – the promotion of Project and indirectly – the promotion of natural fibres as human- friendly and beneficial for the environment ones. The seminar attracted entrepreneurs interested in innovative and biodegradable materials as well as representatives of the scientific community engaged in the development of such ecological solutions. The high substantive level encouraged to a vivid discussion as well as to developing contacts between entrepreneurs and representatives of research institutes and universities. All the attendees were provided with the promotional materials of the Projects.
Before the Seminar, during 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 am the 3rd Meeting of the Project Partners, Steering Committee and the Users Committee was held. At the Meeting the results of realisation of particular “mile stones” of the Project were presented and discussed At the same time, the attendees focused on the steps taken to promote the Project . Several participants of the meeting were lecturers at the Seminar and they took this opportunity to promote the Project.
On 23 May 2019, during 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 am the 3rd Meeting of the Project Partners, Steering Committee and the Users Committee was held. The results of realisation of particular “mile stones” of the Project were presented and discussed at the meeting. At the same time, the attendees focused on the steps taken in order to promote Project.
After having finished of the meeting all the participants took part in the Seminar entitled “Potential Inherent in Natural Fibres – a Chance for Enterprises’ Innovativeness and Competitiveness Increase” promoting the Project.