Why innovate?

  • To anticipate the needs and expectations of clients in order to create tomorrow's products and services, to differentiate oneself from the competition and to maintain a competitive edge,

  • To increase technological advances and  strengthen the company's competitiveness.

A real interface between regional competitiveness hubs ( (AESE - aeronautic, space, embedded systems, CBS – Cancer-Organics-Health, Agri sud-ouest innovation - agriculture and agro-industry and water) and textile nationals and  between regional clusters, STARTEX assists you in successfully completing your innovation projects.


To promote textile innovation within companies by encouraging  individual and/or collaborative research projects.


  • Innovation Support
  • Innovation Monitoring
  • Textile Innovation Crucible in the Midi-Pyrénées
  • Circulation of innovation linked information