Textile innovation & new materials

The textile innovation technician deals with the study, design and production of innovative textile materials for the different cross-sectoral fields of application.

The textile innovation technician deals with the study, conception and production of innovative textile materials intended for various fields of intersectoral application.

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The course in brief

  • Duration: One year.
  • Hours:1,000 hours, of which 550 classroom hours and 450 hours of internship.
  • Qualification obtained: Higher technical education diploma (EQF Level 4).
  • Partners:Small, medium and large companies in the textile, technical textiles, fashion and leather sectors.
  • Project work: At the final exam, students present a project carried out in close collaboration with the company where they have carried out their internship.

During the training year, students will have the chance to participate in fairs and industry events, as well as educational visits to companies in the industry.

Who is
technical innovation in textiles and new materials expert

The textile innovation technician deals with the study, design and production of innovative textile materials for the different cross-sectoral fields of application (clothing, construction, architecture, medical, etc.). They are attentive to the environmental sustainability of the products, materials and processes used for their design and implementation.

The course trains a professional individual with transferrable industry skills and an interdisciplinary approach to the fashion system that combines creativity and design skills with the demands of the market. They are part of companies in the textile, fashion, leather and technical textiles sector of small, medium and large size companies in the "product", commercial/marketing and quality control departments.


Subjects and Workshops


A good foundation of chemistry  and English  is preparatory to the training of the Textile Innovation & New Materials technician. The course provides skills on raw materials , materials , surfaces and technologies and the different fields of application of textile materials and leather. They also receive basic skills in problem-solving  and teamwork , communication  and marketing and business negotiation management .


The textile innovation technician studies green chemistry, the labelling of products and their origin, certifications, the main international protocols and quality controls of raw materials and textile surfaces. They conduct further research and potential developments in the field of sustainable innovation. They translate customer requests into technical and functional requirements to which the product must respond. The course also provides the opportunity to achieve the Chemical Management System – Technical Industry Guide certification of ZDHC ("Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals").


The student learns to verify that the production follows the technical design and contractual requirements, including in terms of the  environmental impact and energy saving. The student applies this knowledge in the structural analysis and processing workshop, in the physical-mechanical testing laboratory  and in the chemical-dyeing tests laboratory  and based on this, develops a piece of Project Work.

Course location

Piazza S.Anna, 2, Busto Arsizio (VA)
Phone no. : 0331 696 711

Sessions are scheduled at:

  • LIUC, Università Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza (VA)
  • Gruppo UNIC-Linea Pelle, Milano
  • Educational and/or placement experiences at institutions, companies and institutions in Italy and abroad

Project coordination:
Enrico Gedi, Area Formazione Centrocot,
Phone no. 0331 696 780, Mobile.  345-7055284, Mail: enrico.gedi@centrocot.it

Sara Merlo, Area Formazione Centrocot,
Phone no. 0331 696 789, Mobile. 3483113847, Mail: sara.merlo@centrocot.it

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