WHO WE ARE?

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OUR

MOTIVATION

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.

Facts

120 million tons of textile fibres are produced annually

OUR
RESEARCH FOCUS

Our effort and investment centre around 5 research areas: 

SUBSTRATE/MATERIAL 
DEVELOPMENT

TECHNICAL PRODUCT 
AND PROCESS 
DEVELOPMENT

TEXTILE FINISHING

TEXTILE CIRCULAR 
ECONOMY

SOCIETAL TRANSITION 
TOWARDS BIOECONOMY

MEET THE BIOTEX TEAM //

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PROJECT
MANAGEMENT 
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.

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Christine Anstaett
adidas AG
mail@mail.de

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Marco Schmitt
adidas AG
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Timm Wagner
PMO adidas AG
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Eva von Boenninghausen
adidas AG
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Dr. Sascha Schriever
XYXY
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Thomas Koehler
XYXY


mail@mail.de

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THE STEERING COMMITEE // STEERCO

THE ADVISORY BOARD