Gender equality plan GEP

Next Technology Tecnotessile Gender Equality Plan (GEP) aims to enhance the full participation of people in University life by promoting a culture of respect, combating gender discrimination, and promoting effective gender equality through a series of internally consistent actions pursued over the next three years (2022-2024)


Innovation, Research and Development for the Manufacturing sector

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.


Point of reference since 1972

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.

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“The Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurship. The act that fosters success with a new capacity to create wealth.”

– Peter Ferdinand Drucker

The environments equipped with the system SUNOX® constitute an antibacterial “smart-material” that constantly reduces the growth of bacteria and viruses which are commonly present on surfaces.


The Fashion Cluster OTIR2020 – Tuscany Fashion Cluster (OTIR2020 – TFC) has as its main objective the development of collaborative activities and the diffusion of R&D among the companies of the fashion sector in the Tuscan territory.