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What is Sportech?

Special clothing and sports equipment to enhance protection, comfort and performance. Sportech comprises of technical textiles used in sports and leisure, which is broadly classified in three categories.

Sportswear – Apparel with performance enhancement characteristics such as moisture management, comfort, elastomeric, soil guard, anti-microbial – sports shirt, athletic wear, sport shoes, exercise wear, sport jerseys, gloves, etc.

Sports Goods – Active sport items for the specific sport like inflatable balls for football, volleyball, Rugby ball, Hockey sticks, Golf club, etc.

Sport accessories – Games paraphernalia like astro-turfs, nets, rings, etc to provide requisite playing conditions.

It is predicted that expenditure on sports will grow with a CAGR of 8.9%, from US$ 1 billion in 2005 to US$ 6 billion in 2025.

COE for Sportech

Wool Research Association has been designated as Centre of Excellence for Sports Textiles and allied products as lead partner duly supported by consortium partners viz. Veermata Jeejabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai and M/s. Kusumgar Corporates, Mumbai.


  1. Wool Research Association (WRA), Thane : Lead Partner
  2. Veermata Jeejabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai :Knowledge Partner
  3. Kusumgar Corporates, Mumbai : Expertise Partner

Industry Partners

(To support, technically & financially sustainability of COE)

  1. Raymonds Ltd
  2. Grentex & Co. Pvt. Ltd
  3. Banswara Syntex
  4. Shri Ram Textile Mills

Incubation Centre

Incubation Centre is to promote technology based entrepreneurship and thereby to facilitate practical application of knowledge.

Entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists of WRA or other TRAs, academic institutes having the intent of trying out a novel technological idea for up gradation to a commercial proposition, scaling up a laboratory proven concept and setting up a technology business enterprise will qualify for a incubation project.