Next Technology Tecnotessile is a private research organisation enrolled among the laboratories recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), operating for the improvement of technological innovation and the competitiveness of companies.

The company was established in 1972 in Prato. Its capital is held by companies operating in various industrial sectors (mainly textiles, clothing, mechanical, textile machinery and logistics) for 60% and by MIUR for 40%.

The assiduous participation in R&D and technology transfer projects at national and European level has allowed Next Technology Tecnotessile to consolidate a vast network of links and collaborations, with the most important industrial companies, universities, research centres and companies service operating in Italy, Europe and worldwide.

What we offer?

Advanced Technology

The strengths of our research activities are represented by multi-disciplinary skills, the availability of pilot plants and high-tech scientific instrumentation.

Project Management

Support to companies investing in innovation and technological research, supporting the definition of project proposals for access to public funding at regional, national and European level.


Support to companies in the qualification training and updating of researchers, technicians and specialists for the various sectors of the textile and textile machinery.

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