ITMA Innovation Lab


Creating innovation value

The ITMA Innovation Lab aims to drive innovation excellence through research and development, and promoting sustainable development of the textile and garment making industry. It comprises


  • Research & Innovation Pavilion
  • ITMA Speakers Platform
  • Innovation Video Showcase
  • ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award

Research & Innovation Pavilion


Always innovating
Located under linkway


The pavilion features:

  • cutting-edge textile and related research and development projects
  • collaboration opportunities among companies, research centres and universities
  • quality education and training opportunities

Sustainable Innovation Award


Celebrating achievements


Created by CEMATEX to recognise the collaborative efforts by the global textile industry to advance business sustainability through innovative solutions, and promote outstanding research related to the industry.

The Award comprises two categories: an Industry Excellence Award for textile and garment manufacturers; and a Research & Innovation Excellence Award for Master’s degree students.

Innovation Video Showcase


An ITMA first
21-25 June 2019, 10am - 12.35pm, 2 - 6pm, CC7


ITMA 2019 marks the debut of the Innovation Video Showcase, which will be shown at the Speakers Platform, will provide a new channel for visitors to learn more about innovative exhibits at ITMA 2019. Videos are curated by a panel of judges from the global industry.

Speakers Platform


Research and collaborate
21-25 June 2019, 10am - 12.35pm, 2 - 6pm, CC7


Be at the forefront of technology – hear about the latest research projects and cutting-edge technology developments from exhibitors and leading industry professionals.


An exciting and diverse panel of industry experts has been invited to share future trends, rare insights and strategic solutions at the ITMA Speakers Platform. This is the first time that experts from non-exhibiting commercial organisations have been invited to participate.

Speakers Platform themes/schedules:

21 June

Presentation by ITMA
Sustainable Award Finalists


Finance Forum

22 June

Strategic Business Innovation through Automation & Digitalisation


Sustainable Textile & Garment Manufacturing in the Circular Economy

23 June

Technical Textiles Innovations and Manufacturing Technology


Strategic Business Innovation through Automation & Digitalisation

24 June

Sustainable Textile & Garment Manufacturing in the Circular Economy


Innovative Raw Materials & Manufacturing Technology

25 June

Innovative Raw Materials & Manufacturing Technology


Technical Textiles Innovations and Manufacturing Technology