lutz-walterLutz Walter
Head of the R&D, Innovation and Projects Department of Euratex
Secretary General of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing

Lutz Walter is Head of the R&D, Innovation and Projects Department of Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation based in Brussels. He is a university degree holder in business management and political science and has been working in European Affairs since 1998. Since he joined Euratex in 1999, he has been coordinator of numerous European collaborative research and networking projects. His further responsibilities at Euratex include the monitoring of EU research policies and programmes, which are of interest for the textile/clothing sector as well as the development of strategies and position papers on the trends and future developments of textile and clothing research and innovation in Europe.

Since 2004 he has been coordinating the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing, the largest European textile research and innovation experts network. When the Technology Platform was set up as an independent legal entity in 2013 Lutz Walter was appointed its Secretary General.

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