The European Textile Technology Platform presented its new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda at the occasion of the conference "European Textiles - going digital, going high-tech". It entitles the key Innovation Themes and Research Priorities for Europe's textile and fashion industries for the coming decade. The industry has achieved a successful transformation towards a developers, manufacturer and distributor of high value added products for a very broad range of geographical and sectoral end markets. The textile and clothing industry has a turnover of 169 Billion Euro and 1.7 Million employers at the time. Key success factors are research, innovation and the development of a highly qualified workforce.