Tue, Oct 27


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2nd BIOTEXFUTURE Forum 2020

Due to the Corona crisis, the BTF Forum will unfortunately not be able to take place in the knownandappreciated face-to-face conference format. However, there needs to be a change in the textile world towards more sustainable biobasedvalue chains.

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2nd BIOTEXFUTURE Forum 2020

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM GMT+1

Online Event

About the Event

The BTF Forum is aimed at both BIOTEXFUTURE members and interested parties. The BTF Forum is conceived as a platform for industry, science, media and politics and is intended to act as a generator of ideas and networks.  Are you ready for an active role?

If you have any questions, please contact the Project Management Office (PMO).


27th of October, 13.00 CET

13.00 - 13.15               OPENING

                                         Welcome to the Forum

                                         Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries – Director, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University

13.15 - 13.40               BIOTEXFUTURE and Q&A

                                         The innovation space - where do we stand and the way forward

                                        Jan Hill - Senior Director Platform Innovation, adidas & Chris Holmes - 

                                        Senior Director Future  Engineering, adidas

13.40 - 13.50             BREAK

13.50 - 15.20             KEYNOTES and Q&As

13.50 - 14.10              The business case and commercial opportunity for sustainable products

                                       Alex Williamson, Bio Market Insights

14.10 - 14.30              Lego’s path to sustainability - From biobased to recycling and way forward

                                       Dr. Nelleke van der Puil, LEGO Group

14.30 - 14.40           BREAK

14.40 - 15.00            Accelerating and scaling bio innovations

                                       Katrin Ley, Fashion For Good

15.00 - 15.20            The vision for a circular plastic economy

                                      Prof. Dr. Lars M. Blank, Applied Microbiology RWTH Aachen

15.20 - 15.40           CALL TO ACTION

                                      Presentation of the first BIOTEXFUTURE call for project proposals

                                      Thomas Köhler, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University

15.40 - 15.50         CLOSING

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