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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Innovation Event: Cycling and Performance Outdoor Textiles

10am, Thursday 21 April

Peel Tower - Glentress Forest, Peebles

Full information and booking at Eventbrite

The Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCOS) and the Textiles Future Forum (TFF) are running an event to help convert ideas into real, commercially viable opportunities.

This event will provide a forum for you to use the power of collaboration to overcome common business problems such as obtaining funding, design issues, IP shortages, manufacturing issues and market intelligence.

Each attendee will get an opportunity to take part in a Speed Pitching session to articulate their needs to the whole audience. Start with a conversation, identify partners with common goals or solutions and build opportunities to innovate.

Opportunities in Cycling:


  • Performance clothing- wicking textiles and breathable water proof coatings
  • Security - Body armour and protection
  • Medical and compression garments
  • Smart textiles and integrated electronics
  • Carbon fibre applications – high end bike frames and components
  • Accessories – Bags, footwear, gloves
  • Industrial textiles – e.g. use for construction in mountain bike trails

Who should attend:


  • Textiles manufacturers & designers
  • Cycling & Outdoor clothing manufacturers & designers
  • Academics from sports science, textiles, product design, electronics, polymerists, engineering backgrounds.
  • Students & Entrepreneurs with a business idea

Provisional Agenda

9.30am       Arrival and Welcome

10am         TFF and MTBCOS welcome and introduction Joe Pacitti and Danny Cowe

10.20am    Speed Pitching

11.20am     Networking Session

12 noon     Lunch and Refreshments

12.45pm    Speed Pitching

1.30pm      Networking Session

2pm          Thankyou and Close

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