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Convert the textile value chain from petroleum-based

to bio-based

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Achieving our Vision requires:

  • a bio-based raw material basis for plastics 
that is holistically sustainable

  • the application in the textile industry 
from  biopolymer to the manufacturer 
of the complete textile

  • the overall societal transformation towards 
a bio-economy from a social and economic 

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  • BIOTEXFUTURE - Idea Management Workshop
    Nov 23, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+1
    You already have an idea, but need (a) partner(s)? You have competencies that match our current call, but need an idea? Join the BIOTEXFUTURE Idea Management Workshop on 23 November 2021 from 1 pm to 5 pm!
  • BIOTEXFUTURE Member Day 2021
    Online Event
    Oct 21, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM GMT+2
    Online Event
    Take part in the second members-only BIOTEXFUTURE Member Day. This day is intended to act as a booster to accelerate the ideation process of new innovative projects, hold discussions on critical topics, and increase your network within the bounds of the BIOTEXFUTURE innovation space.
  • 4th BIOTEXFUTURE Forum 2021
    Online Event
    Oct 20, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+2
    Online Event
    The BTF Forum is conceived as an open platform for industry, science, media and politics for acceleration of ideas and networks. You can expect interesting updates from the innovation space, keynotes and the chance to actively join the discussions all around CO2-Reduction in the textile industry.
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The innovation space BIOTEXFUTURE is comprised of projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the "Nationalen Forschungsstrategie BioÖkonomie 2030" through the funding measure "Innovationsräume Bioökonomie".


Success factors and ELSI aspects of biotextile innovation for a societal transition to the bioeconomy.


Development of bio-based textile finishes for
high performance textiles.


Bio-based alternatives from available resources for textile applications with competitive costs and properties.


Algae-derived biopolymers for the application of textiles.

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Christine Anstaett
adidas AG

Christine Anstaett
adidas AG

Thomas Köhler
Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University

Thomas Köhler
Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University


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