WHO WE ARE?
The Textile Industry is currently not sustainable yet.
Over 120 million tons of textile fibres are being processed yearly worldwide, 73% of those are being man-made, and 91% of man-made fibres are created on a petroleum basis. We believe that by engaging in ground-breaking research we can set the path for innovation in the textile industry that might be at an early stage today but with strong relevancy tomorrow. The production of plastics from crude oil is associated with a wide variety of ecological, social and economic problems. A fundamental change of direction is therefore urgently needed.BIOTEXFUTURE is an innovation space funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (‘Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung’, Germany) for a duration of 5 years. Since November 2019, adidas is co-leading the program in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen University. We are collaborating with industrial and scientific partners who share our vision to convert the textile value chain from petroleum-based to bio-based and strive every day to create the change needed in the industry.
120 million tons of textile fibres are produced annually
Our effort and investment centre around 5 research areas:
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OFFICE // PMO
What sets the innovation space apart from other funding formats is the high relevancy of Project Management leading to success of the program. The Project Management Office is a dedicated team that proactively steers the innovation space and oversees the projects as a whole. Please find more details about the PMO here.
PMO adidas AG
Eva von Boenninghausen
Dr. Sascha Schriever