From 8 to 9 December 2016, TACIT project partners participated in the Knowledge Alliance Cluster Meeting of the European Commission. 20 projects met and discussed about current needs and challenges in their projects, dissemination strategies, the sustainable impact of projects as well as the cooperation between business and academia. Furthermore, two great examples of really successful projects in the Knowledge Alliance were presented. TECLO project is using massive open online courses (MOOCs) to foster changes in the labor market of the European textile industry by trainings for textile professionals. The second great example, which was presented was SHIP – the innovation alliance. By building sustainable and collaborative relationships they set up interregional alliances and are providing innovation toolkits on their website as well as online coaching and training.