Organisations & Collectives


After having finished her studies of economics, business administration and cultural management Andrea Kolb started her career in marketing communication. Andrea was always drawn to arts and culture and in 2007 she moved to Marrakech and opened a city palace she had previously restored with a team and artisans, the AnaYela, a "Place of Inspiration“.


As a collective research centre, Centexbel aims to reinforce the market positioning of textile companies by promoting and supporting innovation. Therefore, Centexbel aims to be the most important centre of expertise on textiles in Belgium as well as being a leading centre across Europe, with five activities that reinforce each other.

Finneck Foundation

The Finneck Foundation is church-related and has its main office in Rastenberg, Germany. In the region of Thuringia its main area of work is with disabled children and youth care, as well as an educational facility and working in the listed fields as well as in the fields of habitation and sheltered workshops.

Mihai Eminescu Trust

Mihai Eminisescu Trust, based in the Transylvania region, was founded to protect the traditional ways of life carried out in their villages.

Seifert and Skinner

Seifert and Skinner are experts in filament winding, composite pressure vessels and composite product design and development. Based in Belgium, founders Axel Seifert and Michael Skinner are experts in the field.


The TextielLab is part of the TextielMuseum. This advanced in-house workplace is a major contributor to the museum’s global reputation. The Lab is the museum’s beating heart: a ‘factory’ in the old factory where – just like 100 years ago - the latest techniques are used to develop innovative fabrics and applications.

IMO-IMOMEC at Hasselt University

IMO is the Institute for Materials Research of Hasselt University, located at the university campus in Diepenbeek (Province of Limburg, Flanders, Belgium). There is a very close collaboration with IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre, Louvain) which local division IMOMEC is housed within the premises of IMO.