FITEX, the private Foundation for the Textile Innovation, is a non-profit organization registered on the year 2.000 in the protectorate of Fundacions de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia Government Foundations) as Technological Centre specialised in the textile sector. It is catalogued at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commercial as an entity which is dedicated to R+D+i activities. FITEX is founded by the main professional associations of the Spanish textile-clothing industry sector with the main mission of encourage the research, the development and the innovation of the textile sector in national level, and recently internationally. It takes part of TECNIO (a technological centres network) from the Catalonia Government, ACT (Association of Technological Centres from Catalonia) and ACTE (Association of European Textile Collectivities).
In addition, FITEX is a collaborating centre of the Job Department of Catalonia Government where some professional and recycling formation courses are imparted. FITEX has the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for all its assessment and formation processes. It offers these services to the textile sector companies and other people who are interested on them.