CITI to launch ‘In­noTex 2018' to boost in­no­va­tion

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The In­dian tex­tiles & cloth­ing in­dus­try is go­ing to wit­ness the first ever in­no­va­tion con­test that has been launched in In­dia. One of the pi­o­neer bod­ies in Tex­tiles & Cloth­ing sec­tor, the Con­fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Tex­tile In­dus­try (CITI) has taken the charge to in­tro­duce an in­no­va­tion in In­dian T&C, by launch­ing ‘In­noTex 2018’. San­jay K Jain, Chair­man, CITI cited that the con­test will in­vite en­tries from in­no­va­tors with new con­cepts that have been de­vel­oped for the best de­sign, method, process, prod­uct and cost re­duc­tion in any sec­tion from fab­ric to the gar­ment. He fur­ther stated that CITI Young En­trepreneurs Group (YEG) un­der the Chair­man­ship and guid­ance of Prashant Mo­hota has been as­signed with the task of or­gan­is­ing In­noTex. It is im­por­tant to add here that, YEG, an in­te­gral part of CITI, was es­tab­lished for nurturing young minds/tal­ent of the Tex­tiles & Cloth­ing In­dus­try into ca­pa­ble lead­ers of the fu­ture.

No­tably, the North In­dia Tex­tile Re­search As­so­ci­a­tion also known as NITRA will act as the knowl­edge part­ner of the up­com­ing event. “Hav­ing NITRA’s ex­per­tise on board will aid in the proper eval­u­a­tion of the ap­pli­ca­tions and of­fer guid­ance to the par­tic­i­pants,” the Chair­man fur­ther added.

The Chair­man also marked out that the In­no­va­tion Con­tests are now nec­es­sary for any in­dus­try, more par­tic­u­larly for the tex­tiles man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor, as they not only en­hance the stan­dard of the in­dus­try, but also in­crease the over­all com­pet­i­tive­ness to com­pete at the in­ter­na­tional level.

The In­noTex 2018 will be launched as a part of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s cel­e­bra­tions and all the ap­pli­ca­tions will be re­ceived on­line on CITI’s web­site. Ad­di­tion­ally, Prashant Mo­hota elu­ci­dated that the win­ners of the event will be given cash-prize along with recog­ni­tion in front of the en­tire tex­tile and cloth­ing in­dus­try. Com­pa­nies and in­sti­tutes are barred from par­tic­i­pat­ing di­rectly and the in­no­va­tion should not be older than 1st April 2017 in or­der to par­tic­i­pate. The fi­nal round of the event will be hosted at Vi­gyan Bhawan, New Delhi later this year along­side the CITI Global Tex­tile Con­clave 2018, another part of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s di­a­mond ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion.

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