Twin Revolution

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Providing digital and green competences for textile and furniture sectors

The Green Deal, the European Commission Plan to work towards a climate neutral society, is expected to transform the EU into a resource-efficient and competitive economy. The plan outlines that digital technologies are a critical enabler to meet EU sustainability goals. Likewise, the new industrial and digital strategy Shaping Europe’s Digital Future reflects the necessity to deploy new technologies to enable this change. Accelerating the twin - green and digital - transition will not only require new technologies but will rely on a reskilled workforce. Europe has strong traditional manufacturing industries that were not born digital, nor adapted to a green economy.  The twin transition of these industries will therefore require large investment in innovation, while simultaneously reskilling its workforce to ensure a successful transformation.  Although there is an increasing focus on digital and sustainable innovation within the textile and furniture sectors, there is still a striking gap in reaching the transformative potential of these two industries. As the furniture and textile industries are generally based on traditional SMEs with lower capacity of innovation and an ageing workforce, there is a pressing need to build new capacity and introduce innovative practices for a twin transition, in order to produce and design with less waste and with new sustainable materials.

The main aim of the TwinRevolution project is to develop an innovative training course that will upskill learners from the furniture and textile industry by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences on industry 4.0 key enabling technologies for circular and green transition.

Project duration
Total budget
310 591€
Total budget for the University of Vaasa
72 792€
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Project actors at the University of Vaasa
Marketing and Communication
Marketing and Consumption Research
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