Press release, Texray Gothenburg May 18th 2021 | The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket), a Swedish government agency organized under the Ministry of Enterprise, has decided to grant Texray funding for a new project with aim to improve productivity and capacity in the manufacturing process. The project will be conducted together with ALTEN Group and will be initiated immediately.
Digilift (Swedish; Robotlyftet); the funding program which Texray has been granted is part of the Swedish government's new industrialization strategy and aims to promote automation and robotization in Sweden's small and medium-sized industrial companies. The goal is to increase companies' knowledge of the use of and investments in automation solutions. So far, Texray and nine other projects are elected part of the Digilift.
"We are thrilled to receive this important grant which allows us to effectively advance our production process for future expansion and growth. To be entrusted with funding from The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth gives us further proof that Texray patented Smart Textile is an important innovation with a growing demand on the market," says Fredrik Gellerstedt, co-founder at Texray.
About the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth:
The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth is a Swedish government agency organized under the Ministry of Enterprise, tasked to promote entrepreneurship and regional growth, and to implement structural funds programmes. The agency has broad mission. Some efforts are targeted directly to a specific company or prospective business; other times the aim is to influence and develop the business environment, often it's both. The agency has a mandate to manage and distribute funds from the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, to support projects that promote growth and jobs.
Texray has developed and patented the first radiation protection textile to address the need for comfortable personal protection equipment (PPE). It is currently used in products designed for medical practitioners using X-ray in surgical interventions. Texray may also provide value for professionals in various other industry sectors, including aeronautics, first response, veterinary medicine, and dental.
For more information, please contact Fredrik Gellerstedt