CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS #1
Revised 19.01.2021 - Deadlines for Accelerator Project proposals extended!
This call for project proposals is part of the innovation space BIOTEXFUTURE, a 5-year, cross-industry R&D programme, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), focusing on transforming the textile industry from petroleum-based to bio-based.
What we are looking for
We welcome project proposals that contribute to our vision: convert the textile value chain from petroleum-based to bio-based. In this call, we are open for projects that address at least one of the five research areas:
Technical product and process development
Textile circular economy
Societal transition towards bioeconomy (accompanying research)
The interdisciplinary applicants (at least one industrial and one research/ university partner) must use agile project management methods. We expect the applicants to continuously provide pre-competitive demonstrators to be used in the “Reallabore” of the accompanying research.
These “Reallabore” may include (but are not limited to) living labs, educational workshops, focus groups, social media-enabled interactions, experiments, stakeholder, and codesign workshops.
Seed Fund Project
Do you have an idea that revolutionises the textile industry but needs a proof of concept? Then you should apply for a Seed Fund Project.
We aim for project proposals with a duration of six to twelve months and a project budget of up to € 100,000 (excl. “Projektpauschale”). Besides developing early-stage demonstrators, the projects must aim on creating the foundation for a BIOTEXFUTURE Accelerator Project. The deadline for submitting project proposals (five pages) is 31 December 2020.
Do you already have an idea or proof of concept and are looking for a chance to accelerate your idea to be used on an industrial scale? Then you should apply for an Accelerator Project.
We aim for project proposals with a duration of two to three years and a project budget fitting the proposal. The 1st deadline for submitting project sketches (max. 15 pages) is 31 March 2021. The 2nd deadline for submitting project proposals (max. 25 pages) is 1 June 2021.
The BIOTEXFUTURE Project Management Office (PMO) is available for further questions. It is required to contact the PMO before submitting a proposal.