08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 10:00Opening Session
Key notePedro Siza VieiraPedro Siza Vieira- Minister of Economy of PortugalPedro Siza Vieira is a lawyer and Portuguese politician, who assumed the role of Minister of Economy of Portugal, on October 21, 2017, accumulating the functions of Deputy Minister and Economy on October 15, 2018.
Participating In09:00 - 10:00Day 02Opening SessionKey note20:00 - 23:00Day 02Conference Gala Dinner & Itechstyle Awards Ceremony
SpeakersAntónio AmorimAntónio AmorimPresident - CITEVEBorn in Portugal in 1952, António Amorim has a degree in Economics from University of Porto in 1975 and a Post-Graduation in Marketing from the same University in 1976. António Amorim has an extensive experience in senior management positions in various textile companies, namely TMG, Têxteis Casais and more recently at Arcotêxteis as Member of the Board. Since 1976, is Chairman of the Board of CITEVE – Portuguese Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries, and since 2007 is also Chairman of the Board of CeNTI – Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. Since 2004, António Amorim is member of the Board of ADRAVE - Regional Development Agency Valley Ave At international level, António Amorim is a member of the Strategic Committee of Première Vision, on behalf of the Portuguese Industry.
Participating In09:00 - 10:00Day 02Opening SessionSpeakersAntónio Amorim - CITEVE - President
10:00 - 12:30Megatrends
Key noteGiusy BettoniGiusy BettoniCEO & founder - C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy)CEO and Founder of C.L.A.S.S. (Creative, Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) - Agency specialized in strategic marketing and communication, with a special focus on ingredient branding. One of the key project is eco-textile platform at international level that gather, promote and communicate about creative, innovative and sustainable materials and collections. The platform is also able to supply special ad hoc strategic services in sustainable marketing and communication activities.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsKey noteGiusy Bettoni - C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) - CEO & founderFrom Sustainability to Circular Economy. Activating new dimension of values for contemporary consumerFrom Sustainability to Circular Economy. Activating new dimension of values for contemporary consumerIsabel FurtadoIsabel FurtadoChairman of Board of Directors - COTEC PortugalIsabel Gonçalves Folhadela Furtado is since 2008 the CEO of TMG Automotive. Holds a degree in Economics by the University of Manchester, England. Isabel is member of the Board of Directors of the companies in TMG Group and Casa Agricola de Compostela. Started her career in process control at TMG, and later took the responsibility for all the industrial platforms within the group. In 2000 became the Corporate director for Quality, Environment and Safety. Currently holds the following positions: Chairman of Board of Directors of COTEC Portugal; Member of Board of Curators of Universidade do Minho; Member of Board of Directors and Executive Board of CEIIA; President of High Council of the Portuguese Family Business Association (APEF); Member of the Executive Board of the ATP (Associação Têxtil Portuguesa). Member of Board of the General Board of AEP (Associação Empresarial de Portugal). Member of the Executive Board of Forum para a Competitividade. In 2014, was awarded with the Industrial Order of Merit insignia by the President of Portugal.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsKey noteIsabel Furtado - COTEC Portugal - Chairman of Board of DirectorsIndustry 4.0 needs work 4.0 - the future of workIndustry 4.0 needs work 4.0 - the future of workGeorg DienersGeorg DienersGeneral Secretary - OEKO-TEX® AssociationOn January 5th, 2015, the International OEKO-TEX® Association introduced Georg Dieners as the new General Secretary. The trained textile engineer will take over from Dr. Jean-Pierre Haug, who, after providing extensive training for the new OEKO-TEX® representative, will concentrate on professional cooperation in the technical committees within the OEKO-TEX® Association in the future and also on his function as the COO of the Swiss Textile Testing Institute, TESTEX AG.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsKey noteGeorg Dieners - OEKO-TEX® Association - General SecretaryThe future of the certification role in the coming textile paradigmThe future of the certification role in the coming textile paradigmDavid ShahDavid ShahTrend Forecaster, Publisher and Consultant - View PublicationsPublisher and owner of five international ,magazines specialising in textiles, colours and branding strategy. Director of DRS Consultancy specialising in the design of private label brands for menswear and womenswear. Consultant to leading white goods companies on future consumer trends. Regular speechmaker and conference mediator at design and marketing events. Visiting Professor to various universities.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsKey noteDavid Shah - View Publications - Trend Forecaster, Publisher and ConsultantReaching for Utopia: How to navigate the 'perfect storm' our industry is in09:00 - 10:30Day 03Session 3 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsKey noteDavid Shah - View Publications - Trend Forecaster, Publisher and ConsultantWhy Performance, Comfort and Sportswear Fashion will dominate apparel for the Foreseeable FutureReaching for Utopia: How to navigate the 'perfect storm' our industry is inOlaf SchmidtOlaf SchmidtVice President - Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbHOlaf Schmidt holds a diploma in textile engineering as well as a MBA. Schmidt started his professional career at rohi stoffe GmbH, a textile company in Geretsried, Germany. Following activities in international sales, he became a member of the board of management and was responsible for sales and marketing. In 2003, Schmidt moved to Spinnerei Lampertsmühle AG in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he was named Head of Operations, Marketing and Sales and had a position on the board of management. In October 2006, Schmidt became the Vice President of Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition. In this function, he is responsible for 57 events worldwide in the fields of technical textiles, home textiles, garment textiles, fashion and textile processing.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsKey noteOlaf Schmidt - Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH - Vice PresidentDigitization, individualization & sustainability. Far-reaching megatrends at textile trade showsDigitization, individualization & sustainability. Far-reaching megatrends at textile trade shows
ModeratorAntónio Braz CostaAntónio Braz CostaGeneral Manager / CEO - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT)Braz Costa was born in Portugal in 1962. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minho in 1989. Since January 2000, he works as General Manager at CITEVE – Portuguese Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries. CITEVE is a European reference institute that provides technological support and services to companies acting in the textile and clothing business. Product design and development, prototyping, testing and applied R&D oriented to innovative applications are included in its service portfolio that also includes consultancy, training and fashion intelligence. Since April 2012, is the CEO at CeNTI – Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. CeNTI is a research institute specialized in nanotechnology, functional materials, smart materials, printed electronics and additive technologies applied to several sectors, mainly developing solutions for Automotive & Aeronautics, Architecture & Construction and Health, Security & Wellbeing. At international level, he is - President of Textranet, the European Network of Textile Research Organizations, - Vice President of Textile ETP, European Technological Platform for the future of Textiles and Clothing.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsModeratorAntónio Braz Costa - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager / CEO16:30 - 17:30Day 04Closing SessionSpeakersAntónio Braz Costa - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager / CEOWrap Up of the conference and next edition presentation
12:30 - 14:00Lunch & Networking
14:00 - 17:30B2B@iTechStyle Summit
B2B @ iTechStyle Summit is designed to stimulate all players from the fashion and textile industry to explore, learn, share and network with contact industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the textile and clothing sector from across Europe. More information here.
14:00 - 15:30Session 1 - Industry 4.0
SpeakersInga GehrkeInga GehrkeResearcher - "Institut für Textiltechnik" of RWTH Aachen University"Researcher passionate about smart textiles and wearables; focusing on integrated product and process design for scalable process chains" Inga Gehrke graduated as a Master in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2015. She also spend periods of study at the Industrial and Systems Engineering departments of the Virginia Tech, USA, and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. While finishing her degree, Inga worked for the Fraunhofer Institut and several manufacturing companies. In November 2015, she joined McKinsey & Company as Junior Specialist at the manufacturing service line of the firm’s Operations practice. As such, she supported clients from different industries in improving their operations with digital manufacturing ("Industry 4.0"). Since 2018, Inga works as researcher at the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University and the Digital Capability Center Aachen. In addition to her research on smart textile manufacturing processes, she looks at the impact of Industry 4.0 on textile processes in general and how it transforms companies.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 02Session 1 - Industry 4.0SpeakersInga Gehrke - "Institut für Textiltechnik" of RWTH Aachen University - ResearcherGeniusTex: Connecting the value chain to bring Smart Textiles from niche to scalable productionGeniusTex: Connecting the value chain to bring Smart Textiles from niche to scalable productionBesnik MehmetiBesnik MehmetiProject Manager - Municipality of PratoBesnik Mehmeti has a distinguished expertise and a winning track of records in securing and managing EU funded projects related to urban issues, smart cities, local authorities and its policy-making. He provides strategic advisory and funding opportunities to local and regional administrators, communities and businesses. His core areas are the promotion of innovation, technological development, entrepreneurship, creative and cultural industries. His ability to master complex and multilateral partnerships and initiatives led to the successful development and implementation of several innovative actions and partnerships at local and regional level.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 02Session 1 - Industry 4.0SpeakersBesnik Mehmeti - Municipality of Prato - Project ManagerDigital HeritageDigital HeritageAndré JacquesAndré JacquesGlobal Executive & Chief Marketing Officer - MTEX NSGlobal Executive, Marketer and Innovator with extensive experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Beverages) after 15 years working at Carlsberg and Super Bock Group. Has accumulated further experience in Executive Education while executive board member of Porto Business School. More recently has moved to Tech, first working for RAISE 3D, a Shanghai based 3D Printer's manufacture and now for MTEX NS, a Digital Printer's manufacturer for the Labelling, Packaging and Textile Industries. Likes to position companies for next level of growth through in-depth partnership development and trust building approach. Leads units through motivational and collaborative management, building and retaining highly functional teams. Formulates a progressive and bold vision based on lessons learned and industry best-practices, with capability to see through the clutter and react appropriately. AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Brand Development and Building • Innovation • Business Development • Leadership
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 02Session 1 - Industry 4.0SpeakersAndré Jacques - MTEX NS - Global Executive & Chief Marketing OfficerAdopting Ethercat To Shape The Textile Factory Of The FutureAdopting Ethercat To Shape The Textile Factory Of The FutureEugenija StrazdieneEugenija StrazdieneProfessor - Vilnius University of Applied SciencesProfessor at Vilnius University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania) working with 3D scanning and CAD/CAM systems, as well as 3D fitting software for fashion industry. Research in the fields of virtual garments simulation taking into account mechanical characteristics of applied materials. Analysis of digitization possibilities of fashion product development processes. Investigation and characterization of polymer and textiles materials behaviour under critical and low stress, e.g. KES-F loading. PhD in Materials Sciences obtained at Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania). Invited professor at Riga Technical University (Latvia) and Tallinn Technical College (Estonia).
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 02Session 1 - Industry 4.0SpeakersEugenija Strazdiene - Vilnius University of Applied Sciences - Professor3D Body Scanning in the Development of Safety Workwear3D Body Scanning in the Development of Safety Workwear
ModeratorJoão GomesJoão GomesCOO - CeNTI (PT)João Gomes holds a Master’s degree in Materials Processing and Characterization from and a Degree in Physics from University of Minho. Previously worked as physical data and device analyst and as a junior meteorologist at the Portuguese National Meteorological Institute. From 2006 to 2007 worked as a researcher for the Electroactive Materials Group of the Department of Physics of the University of Minho. Since 2007 worked a researcher, and from 2013 to 2017 as R&D Manager of the Smart Materials & Embedded Systems Department at CeNTI, focusing on the areas of Printed and Integrated Electronics and Embedded Systems. Currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer at CENTI with the responsibility of overseeing development of new technologies and products with printed and integrated electronics and smart functionalities for the automotive and aeronautic, home and wellness, and construction industrial sectors. He has many publications in this field in international journals including several patents.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 02Session 1 - Industry 4.0ModeratorJoão Gomes - CeNTI (PT) - COO
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30Session 2 - Industry 4.0
SpeakersRodrigo Siza VieiraRodrigo Siza VieiraManaging Director - Lectra Portugal & Spain
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 02Session 2 - Industry 4.0SpeakersRodrigo Siza Vieira - Lectra Portugal & Spain - Managing DirectorPersonalização e Customização: Adaptando Produtos IndividualmentePersonalização e Customização: Adaptando Produtos IndividualmenteEric NorlingEric NorlingVice President Precision Application Segment - Baldwin TechnologyEric Norling is head of Baldwin Technology's Precision Application Segment. He holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering & Management and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Linköping university in Sweden. Eric has extensive experience in brand building, business development, marketing and product management from various roles in Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Thule Group. He joined Baldwin Technology in March 2019.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 02Session 2 - Industry 4.0SpeakersEric Norling - Baldwin Technology - Vice President Precision Application SegmentPrecision Application Technology - Revolutionizing textile finishing with improved process controlPrecision Application Technology - Revolutionizing textile finishing with improved process controlJorgen LindahlJorgen LindahlSenior Area Sales Manager Digital Textiles - SPGPrints (NL)
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 02Session 2 - Industry 4.0SpeakersJorgen Lindahl - SPGPrints (NL) - Senior Area Sales Manager Digital TextilesFast to MarketFast to MarketJoão Nuno OliveiraJoão Nuno OliveiraIndustry 4.0 and Digital Transformation Agenda Manager - CITEVE
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 02Session 2 - Industry 4.0SpeakersJoão Nuno Oliveira - CITEVE - Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation Agenda ManagerAchieving Industry 4.0Achieving Industry 4.0
ModeratorJosé Carlos CaldeiraJosé Carlos CaldeiraMember of the Board of Directors - INESC TECJosé Carlos Caldeira is currently member of the Board at INESC TEC. He is member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology Platforms Group. He is also member of the Board at EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association. Until recently, he was the President of ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação (National Innovation Agency). He was also Director of INESC Porto, one of the main ICT research and technology transfer institutes in Portugal, executive director of PRODUTECH, a cluster of more than 90 organizations, targeting the development of production technologies for the manufacturing industry, and Board member of ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management In the last 30 years, he participated as responsible and/or a collaborator in the preparation, development and execution of several R&D and innovation projects, in the Industrial Management and Automation area, which received national and international funding, comprising different companies and sectors like: metalworking, textile, footwear, wood and cork, injected foundry, food and beverage, etc.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 02Session 2 - Industry 4.0ModeratorJosé Carlos Caldeira - INESC TEC - Member of the Board of Directors
20:00 - 23:00Conference Gala Dinner & Itechstyle Awards CeremonyPedro Siza VieiraPedro Siza Vieira- Minister of Economy of PortugalPedro Siza Vieira is a lawyer and Portuguese politician, who assumed the role of Minister of Economy of Portugal, on October 21, 2017, accumulating the functions of Deputy Minister and Economy on October 15, 2018.
Participating In09:00 - 10:00Day 02Opening SessionKey note20:00 - 23:00Day 02Conference Gala Dinner & Itechstyle Awards Ceremony
With the presence of: Pedro Siza Vieira ( Minister of Economy of Portugal)
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 10:30Session 3 - New Materials & Novel Applications
Key noteDavid ShahDavid ShahTrend Forecaster, Publisher and Consultant - View PublicationsPublisher and owner of five international ,magazines specialising in textiles, colours and branding strategy. Director of DRS Consultancy specialising in the design of private label brands for menswear and womenswear. Consultant to leading white goods companies on future consumer trends. Regular speechmaker and conference mediator at design and marketing events. Visiting Professor to various universities.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsKey noteDavid Shah - View Publications - Trend Forecaster, Publisher and ConsultantReaching for Utopia: How to navigate the 'perfect storm' our industry is in09:00 - 10:30Day 03Session 3 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsKey noteDavid Shah - View Publications - Trend Forecaster, Publisher and ConsultantWhy Performance, Comfort and Sportswear Fashion will dominate apparel for the Foreseeable FutureWhy Performance, Comfort and Sportswear Fashion will dominate apparel for the Foreseeable Future
SpeakersDanièle Clutier-LeauteDanièle Clutier-LeauteAssociate Director Research and Consulting - Institut Français de la ModeAn INSEAD MBA graduate, Danièle started her career being market intelligence at Rothmans International, then marketing director of a division of Chargeurs Textiles. She then went on to set up and run IFM’s Market Research and Consulting Department. Her range of expertise covers consumer behaviour, strategic marketing and competitiveness policies. She is also General Secretary of the R3ilab (Réseau d’Innovation Immatérielle pour l’Industrie). She regularly carries out strategic studies for businesses and for the European Commission.
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 03Session 3 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersDanièle Clutier-Leaute - Institut Français de la Mode - Associate Director Research and ConsultingDeFINE network, Fashion Tech Incubation & Acceleration ServicesDeFINE network, Fashion Tech Incubation & Acceleration ServicesNick AlmondNick AlmondAssociate Dean Teaching, Learning and Enhancement - London College of FashionNick Almond is the Associate Dean Teaching, Learning and Enhancement at LCF. He has a background in the sciences, completing a PhD in Biophysics at Liverpool University in 2008. Since leaving research science he has lectured in astrophysics, mathematics and education spending over ten years researching how people learn, specialising in how to use technology to support learning and innovation. His research focuses on emerging technology, complexity theory and curriculum, with a keen interest in how blockchain technology can help us organise and collaborate at scale. He is the Better Lives unit leader and is responsible for its curriculum design and student experience.
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 03Session 3 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersNick Almond - London College of Fashion - Associate Dean Teaching, Learning and EnhancementTrends in FashionTechTrends in FashionTech
ModeratorLutz WalterLutz WalterSecretary General - European Textile Technology Platform (BE)Over almost 20 years as Head of the R&D and Innovation at Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation and Secretary General of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing, Lutz Walter has been actively following the technology and innovation trends in Europe’s textile and fashion sector. He has coordinated several large-scale European research programs, advised companies, research organisations and public authorities and authored various studies and strategy papers on the future of Europe’s textile and fashion industry.
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 03Session 3 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsModeratorLutz Walter - European Textile Technology Platform (BE) - Secretary General
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Session 4 - New Materials & Novel Applications
SpeakersJosé MorgadoJosé MorgadoTechnology and Engineering Manager - CITEVE (PT)Graduated in Textile Engineering by University of Minho, Master in lignocellulosic materials Engineering by Technical University of Lisbon, Specialization in colorimetric science by Lusíada University of Porto. Technology & Engineering Mananger at CITEVE; Invited Textile Chemical Lecturer at Porto Engineering University, responsible for the subjects of Textiles I and II of the MSc in Chemical Engineering. Teacher of TTS (Textile Technology School) and trainer in technologies textiles (Dyeing & Finishing) in training activities organized by CITEVE and industry oriented. National delegate of GRICES (Higher Education And Science Ministry International Relations Office), for the program Cost Action 847 “Biotechnology in the Textile Industry”; Technological and Innovation auditor in the area of dyeing, printing and finishing; Focus Group Member of Project Bioemprende to the area of biotextiles; Expert of European Textile Technology Platform - TEG 2 (Functionalisation of textile materials and related processes). Coordination and participation of several industrial projects (EU and national) – innovation, technological and production consultancy.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 03Session 4 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersJosé Morgado - CITEVE (PT) - Technology and Engineering ManagerThe New Area of the Textiles: How Functional and Structural will beThe New Area of the Textiles: How Functional and Structural will beBruno PereiraBruno PereiraMarket and Product Manager - SGL COMPOSITESBruno Pereira has been working in the Acrylic Fiber Business for 11 years, being currently the Market and Product manager of acrylic fibers in SGL Composites. Up now his career has been dedicated to acrylic fiber Business development either by Technical & Commercial activities in SGL Composites ( former FISIPE) since 2007. His background education is in Materials Engineering and has a Master degree in Engineering Policy and Management of Technology from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 03Session 4 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersBruno Pereira - SGL COMPOSITES - Market and Product ManagerImparting Flame Retardant Properties to Acrylic Fibres: a Case StudyImparting Flame Retardant Properties to Acrylic Fibres: a Case StudyAfonso Alborghetti LonderoAfonso Alborghetti LonderoTechnical Manager - TNS NanotechnologyChemical Engineer and master in Chemical Engineering by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). I work as Technical Manager at TNS Nanotechnology, being responsible for the management of innovation and engineering projects, as well as the management of the productive chain of the company. I have worked in projects in the biochemical engineering area (Brazil - Federal University of Santa Catarina), materials for use in supercritical reactors (Canada – University of New Brunswick ) and modelling and simulation of processes (Sweden – Uppsala University). I am passionate about transforming Science in Innovation – to bring products and services in the area of chemistry and engineering to the everyday life in a sustainable and scalable manner.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 03Session 4 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersAfonso Alborghetti Londero - TNS Nanotechnology - Technical ManagerNatural based antimicrobial for textiles based on tannin, a renewable plant extractNatural based antimicrobial for textiles based on tannin, a renewable plant extractEduardo CostaEduardo Costa- Aquitex SAPhD in Biotechnology attained at Escola Superior de Biotecnologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Throughout my career I have been involved in several research projects focused on the validation of byproducts biological properties and on the development of added value products through the improvement of their functional properties. In the last 4 years the focus of my research was in the development of biotechnology based novel approaches to textile staining using agro-food byproducts as base materials.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 03Session 4 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersA novel chitosan-based textile dyeing method: a proof of conceptA novel chitosan-based textile dyeing method: a proof of concept
ModeratorFilipe VazFilipe Vaz- Universidade do MinhoHe was born on April 16, 1969, in Ruivães, Vila Nova de Famalicão. He has been Associate Professor with Habilitation of UMinho's School of Sciences since March 2012. He graduated in Physics and Chemistry at UMinho in July 1992, and joined UMinho as a trainee assistant in October of that same year. He completed his Pedagogical Aptitude and Scientific Capacity in 1996 and PhD in Sciences, specialization in Physics, in 2000, also in UMinho. He has authored 4 book chapters and authored/coauthored more than 180 scientific papers and 10 papers in Proceedings, both indexed in the SCOPUS and ISI web of knowledge databases. He currently has more than 3,100 citations (SCOPUS), and a h index of 31. He participated (as coordinator or research team member) in 10 European projects, 16 national projects (FCT / ANI), 11 bilateral projects and several projects with companies (including 4 innovation vouchers). He is co-author of 3 patents (1 international). He ensured the supervision of 10 doctoral dissertations, 32 master's degrees and 6 postdoctoral researchers. He has held various positions and functions, including: Pro-Rector for new Teaching Projects from November 2013 to November 2017; Vice President, President of the Pedagogical Council and member of the Management Council of UMinho's School of Sciences and member of the UMinho Academic Senate Pedagogical Commission from February 2010 to November 2013. He was also a member of the Coordinating Commission for School Assessment (ECERCF), the elected committee to elaborate the regulations of the Department of Physics (CEERDF), the elected committee to elaborate the regulation of the Center of Physics (CEERCF) and member of the group of elaboration of the RAD - Evaluation Regulation and Performance of ECUM - School of Sciences of UMinho. He was also a member of the electoral commission for the election of representatives of Professors and Researchers, Students and non-teaching staff and non-researcher at UMinho General Council in 2013. He is responsible for the edition of two books: "Tópicos de Física Moderna no Ensino Secundário", Gradiva, Lisbon, 2006 e "Metallic Oxynitride Thin Films by Reactive Sputtering and Related Deposition Methods: Process, Properties and Applications", Bentham Science Publishers, e-Books. eISBN: 978-1-60805-156-4, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-60805-157-1, published in July 2013. He was awarded the Engº António de Almeida prize, awarded to the student with the highest rank in the Degree in Teaching of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Minho, in the year 1992.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 03Session 4 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsModerator
12:30 - 14:00Lunch & Networking
14:00 - 15:30Session 5 - New Materials & Novel Applications
SpeakersRené HermseRené HermseGlobal Business Unit Manager Performance Textile Solutions - Tanatex Chemicals B.V.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 03Session 5 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersRené Hermse - Tanatex Chemicals B.V. - Global Business Unit Manager Performance Textile SolutionsProtection that Lives OnProtection that Lives OnLucia Isabel Carvalho Pimentel Seara CardosoLucia Isabel Carvalho Pimentel Seara CardosoArea Sales Manager - CHT Switzerland AGGraduated in Textile Engineering by Lusiada University, V. N. Famalicão, Portugal. 23 years of experience working with dyestuffs and auxiliaries products for textile industry and garment finishing. In 1995, started my career at Aquitex SA as Technical Manager with further responsibility for Environment, Safety and REACH regulation. From 2010 to 2012 I worked as a Technician and Sales person on TCC - Tuebingen Chemical Company, SA, which is the representative exclusive in Portugal of CHT Group. In 2013, I moved to Switzerland to join CHT Switzerland AG. Over the last five years I am taking the responsibility of different markets, developing business strategy with local Sales Team to drive sales growth. Participation on technical trainings, production trials and workshops for products promotion. Direct contact with end-use customers to develop and keep the business. Market research and market trends.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 03Session 5 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersLucia Isabel Carvalho Pimentel Seara Cardoso - CHT Switzerland AG - Area Sales ManagerBEZAKTIV GO – Sustainable and efficient dyesBEZAKTIV GO – Sustainable and efficient dyesAharon GedankenAharon GedankenProfessor (Em.) of Chemistry, Member of the CONTEXT COST action - Bar-Ilan University , Department of Chemistry
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 03Session 5 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersAharon Gedanken - Bar-Ilan University , Department of Chemistry - Professor (Em.) of Chemistry, Member of the CONTEXT COST actionMaking Textiles Antibacterial and/or Superhydrophobic by the Sonochemical Coating MethodMaking Textiles Antibacterial and/or Superhydrophobic by the Sonochemical Coating MethodIvo SafarikIvo Safariksenior scientist, professor - Biology Centre, Academy of SciencesIvo Safarik is interested in the development of various types of magnetically responsive materials and their application in biochemistry, microbiology, medicine, (bio)analytical chemistry, biotechnology and environmental technology.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 03Session 5 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersIvo Safarik - Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences - senior scientist, professorMagnetically responsive (nano)textile: Preparation and applicationMagnetically responsive (nano)textile: Preparation and application
ModeratorLars MonteliusLars MonteliusDirector General - INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology LaboratoryLars Montelius is the Director–General of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory since the 1st September 2014. Professor in Nanotechnology at Lund University, Sweden, Lars Montelius is the founder of several Swedish companies working with nanotechnology. Lars Montelius is also the President of the IUVSTA: The International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications www.iuvsta-us.org with more than 150 000 members from 32 countries, member of the EC Executive High Level Group (HLG) at DG NMPB, and board member and Working Group Chair of the two European Technology Platforms NANOFutures: The European initiative for sustainable development by Nanotechnologies www.nanofutures.eu and EuMat: The European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies: eumat.eu. Between 2003 and 2009, Lars Montelius was Dean of the Physics Department, Science and Engineering Faculties at Lund University and between 2009 and 2011, he was director for Øresund University & Øresund Science Region, a cross-border cooperation between eleven universities and three regional authorities of two countries in the Øresund Region. Lars Montelius was also Chair of the Swedish Technical Standardization Committee on Nanotechnology from 2007 to 2014. Prof, Dr, Dr h c Lars Montelius, with H-index 34: 298 publications, 4.091 citations, last 5 years ≈250 citations/year. Data from ISI Web of Knowledge 2016-06-19. More than 70 personally invited talks. 24 patent applications.
Participating In14:00 - 15:30Day 03Session 5 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsModeratorLars Montelius - INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - Director General
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30Session 6 - New Materials & Novel Applications
SpeakersSandra VenturaSandra VenturaDiretora de Inovação - Têxteis Penedo S.A.10 years Innovation manager for Têxteis Penedo S.A. Is a graduate and master in scientific chemistry in FCUP, and a Phd in Textile engineering in University of Minho.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 03Session 6 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersSandra Ventura - Têxteis Penedo S.A. - Diretora de InovaçãoDevelopment Of An Intelligent Textile Embedded System To Prevent Pressure UlcersDevelopment Of An Intelligent Textile Embedded System To Prevent Pressure UlcersAnabela Simões de CarvalhoAnabela Simões de CarvalhoResearcher - CeNTIAnabela Carvalho has a graduation in Chemistry and a Master in Materials from Renewable Resources from University of Aveiro in 2009. After her graduation has developed work as reseacher in different projects, developing work on polymers synthesis and modification, characterization and functional coatings. Actually, works as reseacher at CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, developing work in the Functional Polymers and Coatings area. Additionally, is responsible for the technical validation of the characterization analysis reports. Its main interest areas are polymers, functional coatings, materials, adhesives and comfort.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 03Session 6 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersAnabela Simões de Carvalho - CeNTI - ResearcherArtificial leather material with improved comfortArtificial leather material with improved comfortAndrea ZilleAndrea ZilleSenior Research Scientist - University of MinhoAndrea Zille graduated in Environmental Science with Biochemistry specialization from the University of Venice (Italy) in 2000. Later, in 2005, He completed a PhD in Textile Chemistry Engineering at the University of Minho (Portugal). Nowadays, he leads the investigation line “Bio- and nanotechnology applied to materials” consolidating his research line on the antimicrobial and antifouling properties of enzyme- and nano-coated polymeric materials. From 2003 Andrea Zille has published 44 Peer-Reviewed Publications and 60 communications (>1500 citations, h-index of 23). The 75 % of his papers have been published within the Q1 and Q2 quartile. He is regularly invited to give talks in international conferences and as referee for many different journals. He has received funding as PI under FCT national and European M-ERA.NET program. From January 2018, he is Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 03Session 6 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersAndrea Zille - University of Minho - Senior Research ScientistPlasma-assisted deposition of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles on medical textilesPlasma-assisted deposition of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles on medical textilesGözde Göncü BerkGözde Göncü BerkAssistant Professor - UCDavisDr. Goncu Berk is an Assistant Professor in UC Davis Design department. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Design from University of Minnesota, MA degree in Clothing Design and a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design from Istanbul Technical University. She is interested in designing wearable products for people with special needs by employing new technologies and human-centered design process.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 03Session 6 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsSpeakersGözde Göncü Berk - UCDavis - Assistant ProfessorDesign Parameters for a Wearable Urinary Incontinence DeviceDesign Parameters for a Wearable Urinary Incontinence Device
ModeratorCarla SilvaCarla SilvaChief Technology Officer - CeNTI (PT)Carla Silva is the Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CENTI), having a deep knowledge and experience in the implementation of nanotechnological and biotechnological processes for the textile, automotive, medical and construction industries. She graduated in Biological Engineering at University of Minho in 1996, and started working as a superior technician at the Portuguese Technological Centre for the Textile Industries (CITEVE), where she had her first close contact with textile research. Later, she attained her Masters in Industrial Biotechnology at S. Paulo University and in 2005 she finished her Ph.D in Textile Chemistry at University of Minho. Since 2007 she has been working as a senior researcher in CENTI (Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials), and is currently the CTO for that Institution. With more than 20 years of experience in applied and industry-oriented research, 6 granted patents and more than 40 published papers in peer reviewed journals, she is responsible for the management and coordination of several national and international R&D projects covering various research topics.
Participating In16:00 - 17:30Day 03Session 6 - New Materials & Novel ApplicationsModeratorCarla Silva - CeNTI (PT) - Chief Technology Officer
18:00 - 20:00Students & Start-up’s interactive Happy-Hour
Students & Start-up’s interactive Happy-Hour in the framework of DeFINE european project
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 10:30Session 7 - Sustainability & Circular Economy
Key noteSimone CiprianiSimone CiprianiFounder - ITC Ethical Fashion InitiativeSimone Cipriani founded and manages the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and of the World Trade Organization. Simone Cipriani has made it his mission to build a more responsible and sustainable fashion industry, by transforming it into a vehicle of poverty reduction and of empowerment of women, throughout the developing world. The Ethical Fashion Initiative enables artisans who live in marginalised conditions, in Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda), the Caribbean (Haiti) and Asia (Afghanistan and Nepal, soon also in Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), to become regular suppliers of international fashion and lifestyle brands, thus reducing poverty and empowering large numbers of women artisans. Since its inception, the initiative has also evolved to work with emerging African designers to promote their talent at an international level and thus to support more forms of Made in Africa production. The Ethical Fashion Initiative has created a training centre for African migrants and for refugees in Italy and is now engaged in a large project aimed at addressing the root causes of migration to Europe from Africa. A multitude of international brands including Vivienne Westwood, Mimco, Osklen, Karen Walker, Brother Vellies, Camper, Chan Luu, Edun, Stella McCartney, United Arrows, Fendi, Elitis work with the Ethical Fashion Initiative and its partners.
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 04Session 7 - Sustainability & Circular EconomyKey noteSimone Cipriani - ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative - FounderEthical Fashion Initiative - UN Alliance for Sustainable FashionEthical Fashion Initiative - UN Alliance for Sustainable FashionAnna Maria RugarliAnna Maria RugarliSustainability & Responsibility Senior Director EMEA - VF InternationalAnna Maria Rugarli is Senior Director Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at VF in the EMEA region. She is responsible for developing and implementing the Sustainability and CSR corporate strategy in the Region. She joined VF in December 2010 and holds a strong track record of successfully creating Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility programs at Nike, a global leader in the field, where she worked for 12 years holding a variety of positions within the Sustainable Innovation team. In July 2015, Anna Maria has been appointed as President of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) whose mission is to support valuable conservation work by raising funds from within the European Outdoor sector and promoting care and respect for wild places. Anna Maria currently lives in Lugano with her family. She also lived in South Africa, Belgium, China and the Netherlands. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 04Session 7 - Sustainability & Circular EconomyKey noteAnna Maria Rugarli - VF International - Sustainability & Responsibility Senior Director EMEAClosing the loop: Circular Economy at VF CorporationClosing the loop: Circular Economy at VF Corporation
SpeakersMaria José CarvalhoMaria José CarvalhoSustainability and Circular Economy Agenda Manager - CITEVE (PT)Has a degree on textile engineering from Minho University and more than 20 years of experience in consultancy, training and R&D projects, as coordinator or scientist, in CITEVE, the textile technology Centre from Portugal. Since 2018, she is responsible for the development of the sustainability and circular economy agenda, for the textile and clothing sector. The previous experience included issues related with environmental aspects, namely resources consumption and pollution in the textile sector, implementation of sustainability strategies in textile and clothing industries and also the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification, as lead auditor. She is a specialist in REACH Regulation. She also participate in several working groups dedicated to the sustainability and circular economy issues.
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 04Session 7 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersMaria José Carvalho - CITEVE (PT) - Sustainability and Circular Economy Agenda ManagerThe Route to Sustainable and Circular Textiles - Challenges and OpportunitiesThe Route to Sustainable and Circular Textiles - Challenges and Opportunities
ModeratorJan LaperreJan LaperreGeneral Manager - Centexbel
Participating In09:00 - 10:30Day 04Session 7 - Sustainability & Circular EconomyModeratorJan Laperre - Centexbel - General Manager
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Session 8 - Sustainability & Circular Economy
SpeakersRui Manuel da Silva AbreuRui Manuel da Silva AbreuFounding Partner - KT Kortex Technologies, Lda.Rui Abreu is founder and CEO of Kortex Technologies, which is dedicated to the development of hardware and software solutions for the industry, establishing partnerships with companies involved in the digitization of their processes. The tools it develops and implements on the ground enable organizations to increase productivity through investment in technology and the qualification of their resources. He graduated in Industrial Electronic Engineering from the University of Minho in 1997 and continued his studies in Electrical Energy Systems at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, completing his master's degree in 2009. As a guest professor, he is responsible for the curricular units of "Electrical Installations" and "Energy Systems and Sustainability" at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave. As a professional trainer ministered several courses in the areas of management and industrial automation. Since 1999 he is responsible for the Technical Services and the training department of the company JMM Gonçalves, where he provides support very close to the industry, in the areas of industrial maintenance, automation projects and energy efficiency. He is a technician responsible for the design, execution and operation of electrical installations and is a member of the Order of Engineers.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 04Session 8 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersRui Manuel da Silva Abreu - KT Kortex Technologies, Lda. - Founding PartnerIndustrial Symbiosis Platforms in digital age - The Kortex Industrial Hub caseIndustrial Symbiosis Platforms in digital age - The Kortex Industrial Hub casePedro FernandesPedro FernandesTechnical Manager - Climate Change Unit - APCER (PT)2006-presente Unidade Climate Change da APCER Membro: - Sub-Comissão Técnica para a ISO 20400 - Compras sustentáveis. - Comité Português para a Gestão Ambiental - CT150 - Comité AEC Industrias de la Moda - Asociación Española para la Calidad (AEC) Auditor coordenador e formador na APCER (ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, ISO50001, EcoDesign, Análise de Ciclo de Vida, Sustentabilidade, auditorias a fornecedores) 2004 - 2006 - Por conta própria - Consultor, Auditor e Formador 2002 - 2004 - Coordenador do Departamento de Ambiente e Higiene e Segurança na Soluziona (Norcontrol y Novotec - grupo APPLUS) em Portugal. 2001 - 2002 - Engenheiro na ENHídrica - empresa de prestação de serviços de ambiente 1999 -2001 - Engenheiro Técnico na DHV Tecnopor - Unidade de Infraestruturas 1994-1999 - Formação Académica - Licenciado em Engenharia do Ambiente 2005 - Qualificação como Técnico Superior de Segurança e Higiene do Trabalho.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 04Session 8 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersPedro Fernandes - APCER (PT) - Technical Manager - Climate Change UnitSustainability and circular economy to fight climate changeSustainability and circular economy to fight climate changeJosep CasamadaJosep CasamadaProject Manager - AEI TèxtilsMSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, BSc in Chemical Engineering by the Technical University of Catalonia. He also holds a postgraduate diploma on creativity and personnal innovation, and another in lean management and strategic planning both from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He has worked at different startups in circular economy aspects and technical consultant. Currently he is the Project Manager at AEI TÈXTILS where he manages different projects addressing sustainability and circular economy for the textile sector.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 04Session 8 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersJosep Casamada - AEI Tèxtils - Project ManagerSustainability and circular economy: an opportunity to increase the competitiveness of the textile industrySustainability and circular economy: an opportunity to increase the competitiveness of the textile industryDaniele SpinelliDaniele SpinelliChemical division - Next Technology TecnotessileNTT is a private research organization involved in the technological development and competitivity of companies in Europe.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 04Session 8 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersDaniele Spinelli - Next Technology Tecnotessile - Chemical divisionCircular economy approach for non-wovens compositesCircular economy approach for non-wovens composites
ModeratorAna SilvaAna SilvaHead of Sustainability and Innovation - Tintex / Cluster Têxtil (PT)Ana Silva started her career in materials development and analysis at a very advanced level. The drive and expertise was developed as a trainee at Engenharia e Qualidade, a technical consultancy company in the field of waste valorization located in Guimarães, Portugal and at The Institute for Multiphase Processes at Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany as researcher. At TINTEX, Ana is responsible for monitoring and management of chemicals, quality and environmental systems. Ana also promotes staff awareness of all TINTEX systems, monitoring internal and external audits, and follows all company and product certifications to guarantee the traceability of all products.
Participating In11:00 - 12:30Day 04Session 8 - Sustainability & Circular EconomyModeratorAna Silva - Tintex / Cluster Têxtil (PT) - Head of Sustainability and Innovation
12:30 - 14:00Lunch & Networking
14:00 - 16:00Session 9 - Sustainability & Circular Economy
SpeakersNina BragaNina Bragadirector - Instituto ENina Braga is the director of the Instituto-E since 2007. This brazilian NGO develops and implements environmental projects inspired by the concept of the 6 "e"_ earth, environment, energy, education, empowerment and economics - with the goal to help promote Brazil as a country of sustanaible human development. As principal partner in afashion context, Osklen acts as an experimental laboratory for Instituto-E. Trough the creation of pieces with pieces with a socio-environmental contents and materials identified by IE with theirs e-fabrics label, Osklen introduces innovations in the fashion industry as it's present in the ASAP movement and colection
Participating In14:00 - 16:00Day 04Session 9 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersNina Braga - Instituto E - directorASAP - concept and practice: case OsklenASAP - concept and practice: case OsklenPedro MagalhãesPedro MagalhãesHead of Innovation - Tintex Textiles, S.A.
Participating In14:00 - 16:00Day 04Session 9 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersPedro Magalhães - Tintex Textiles, S.A. - Head of InnovationSustainability and Circular Economy - Textile valorisation with vegetal waste and by-products for development of Vegan LeatherSustainability and Circular Economy - Textile valorisation with vegetal waste and by-products for development of Vegan LeatherGeorgios PriniotakisGeorgios PriniotakisAssociate Professor - University of West Attica
Participating In14:00 - 16:00Day 04Session 9 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersGeorgios Priniotakis - University of West Attica - Associate ProfessorTextile Reuse and Recycling in GreeceTextile Reuse and Recycling in GreeceMiklos NagyMiklos Nagy- RDD TextilesWith an academic background in Textile Engineering from KMF Budapest - Hungary, Miklos Nagy developed a solid professional carreer in Textile Industry mainly in Brasil and Portugal, currently exercizing his activity as Production Manager of Valerius 360º. Using his deep knowledge in Industrial Production Management, modern technology, programming, production control, maintenance and product quality, he's leading the global coordination of this circular economy project from process definition to product development and commercialization. During his professional carreer of more than 25 years, led several projects related to building and modernization of industrial facilities, leveraging its positive results. Experienced and actively involved in Lean-Manufacturing processes and implementation of integrated production management system ERP-SAP-R3 ( PP,MM and QM modules) as a key-user. International experience in Germany, Belgium, Italy and France regarding investment plans' execution and know-how exchange.
Participating In14:00 - 16:00Day 04Session 9 - Sustainability & Circular EconomySpeakersValérius 360: Co - creating a circular fashion systemValérius 360: Co - creating a circular fashion system
ModeratorEnrico VenturiniEnrico VenturiniCluster Manager - Next Technology Tecnotessile
Participating In14:00 - 16:00Day 04Session 9 - Sustainability & Circular EconomyModeratorEnrico Venturini - Next Technology Tecnotessile - Cluster Manager
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30Closing Session
SpeakersRobin CaudwellRobin CaudwellInnovation Project Assistant - Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la ModeRobin Caudwell is the Co-Founder / CEO at RIEN A SIGNALER. Since September 2017, he is the Innovation Project Assistant at Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
Participating In16:30 - 17:30Day 04Closing SessionSpeakersRobin Caudwell - Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode - Innovation Project AssistantTechnological challenges for the Future of FashionTechnological challenges for the Future of FashionAntónio Braz CostaAntónio Braz CostaGeneral Manager / CEO - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT)Braz Costa was born in Portugal in 1962. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minho in 1989. Since January 2000, he works as General Manager at CITEVE – Portuguese Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries. CITEVE is a European reference institute that provides technological support and services to companies acting in the textile and clothing business. Product design and development, prototyping, testing and applied R&D oriented to innovative applications are included in its service portfolio that also includes consultancy, training and fashion intelligence. Since April 2012, is the CEO at CeNTI – Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. CeNTI is a research institute specialized in nanotechnology, functional materials, smart materials, printed electronics and additive technologies applied to several sectors, mainly developing solutions for Automotive & Aeronautics, Architecture & Construction and Health, Security & Wellbeing. At international level, he is - President of Textranet, the European Network of Textile Research Organizations, - Vice President of Textile ETP, European Technological Platform for the future of Textiles and Clothing.
Participating In10:00 - 12:30Day 02MegatrendsModeratorAntónio Braz Costa - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager / CEO16:30 - 17:30Day 04Closing SessionSpeakersAntónio Braz Costa - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager / CEOWrap Up of the conference and next edition presentationWrap Up of the conference and next edition presentationJoão Correia NevesJoão Correia Neves- Secretary of State for Economy of Portugal
Participating In16:30 - 17:30Day 04Closing SessionSpeakers
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