The textile industry is often engaged in innovation and R&D activities, which include the design of new textiles and fabrics to meet stringent product requirements.


In addition, rigorous testing of these fabrics and textiles creates a number of technical challenges. Companies often have to perform multiple trials and testing to ensure product durability, functionality and performance.

Examples of eligible R&D activities:

  • Design of new or improved products to use on items such as clothing, seats or shoes;
  • New manufacturing processes;
  • Development of new materials and alternative chemicals;
  • Improvements on variables such as weight, strength, durability and texture of the product;
  • Prototyping and testing.

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