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MScInnovative Textile Development

Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Netherlands, Deventer & Enschede
Tuition fee €8,900.00 per year
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The textile industry must reinvigorate itself in order to keep up with the demands in today’s economy and society. To ensure its survival, the sector will have to focus on new textile materials, products and applications, on crossovers with other fields such as electronics, mechatronics and mechanical engineering, and on new business models, production processes and techniques. So the programme is not only interesting for students with a bachelor of science in fashion and textiles, but also for student with a bachelor of science in some other fields.

In this master programme, innovation and sustainability are closely intertwined. Innovations should contribute to a more sustainable supply chain and sustainable textile products. When you graduate, you will be optimally equipped to develop new product-market combinations, new products and processes as well as new business concepts. You will be an expert in innovation and textiles: both technical textiles and textiles for clothing.

With this master programme you develop a broad and deep knowledge of textile materials and crossovers, products and production and business processes. You learn not only about innovations but also how to manage the entire innovation process. Also, you develop an enterprising and critical approach, and you will be able to valorise your knowledge to develop commercially viable products, applications and services. Moreover, you are able to lead a multidisciplinary team in often complex and unique business situations.

Career opportunities

The Master in Innovative Textile Development has been developed in response to a clear need from within the industry. The programme provides thorough preparation for positions in the national/international business-to-business textile industry and in companies where crossovers with textile-based applications are important. After graduation, you can work in a wide variety of positions and roles in which innovation is important, such as Product Development Manager, Product Manager, Innovation Manager, Sustainability Manager or Business Development Manager.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States