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Published 06.11.2020
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:
  • Substrate/material development
  • Technical product and process development
  • Textile finishing
  • 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.
Funding formats
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.
Accelerator Project
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.