17 March 2018 - 19:56
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Iranian inventor receives Paris Textile Award

Tehran, March 17, IRNA – Iranian inventor Neda Shah Hosseini received the Prix Textile Award of Paris.

In its ninth year, The International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards are being under the auspices of the Fondation de France and coordinated by the Union des Industries Textiles (UIT), the union of textile industries, the employers' association representing the diversity of French textile sections and regions. In 2018, two prizes of € 8,000 and € 7,000 will be presented to those textile projects considered to be the most innovative.

Both prizes will be awarded to researchers, PhD students, master's students and engineering students under alternate work and study contract able to invent the textiles of tomorrow, by the original creation of a fibre, a fabric or new ways of innovative textile industrial production. The project can be submitted by an individual candidate or a team of researchers.

The aim is to promote the textile innovation, research, emulation and imagination highlighting the technical or industrial design.

The winner selection criteria have not changed. The inventors of new textile fibres or new textile production ways must demonstrate creativity, originality and innovation in the design of their project. Transferability to the industrial process is mandatory. The innovation must be made feasible and reproducible within reasonably profitable conditions. Its functionality and usefulness must be recognizable or easily identifiable.

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