Kickoff Event  


Due to the Corona crisis, the BIOTEXFUTURE Kickoff 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. 


Let’s use the crisis to try something new

Join the interactive digital Kickoff Event


Registration closed

The kickoff with the programme is aimed at both BioTexFuture members and interested parties. True to the motto "INFOMRM, DEBATE and COOPERATE", the Kickoff 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?

The interactive format allows the participation in the discussion rounds. Use your input to help shape the Innovation Space and future calls for proposals. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers about the start-up projects and their objectives.

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


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Status quo in the textile industry 

1:00 - 1:10

1:10 - 1:20


1:20 - 1:30


Dr. Timm Wagner, adidas

Presentation of The Fiber Year Report

Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year

Public Discussion

5 Minute Break

Public Discussion

1:35 - 2:35 pm

on textile bioeconomy

1:35 - 1:55

1:55 - 2:35

Keynotes on textile bioeconomy:

Dr. Dietmar Walter, BMBF

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, FZ Jülich

Philipp Meister, adidas

Prof. Dr. Michael Luchs, William &
Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of

Public Discussion 

5 Minute Break


2:40 - 4:00 pm

Presentation of the innovation space

2:40 - 2:50


2:50 - 3:20






3:20 - 3:50


3:50 - 4:00


Thomas Köhler, ITA (RWTH)

Presentations of the 1st Projects

Dr. Marco Schmitt, STO (RWTH)
Dr. Dharan Kiru, adidas
Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann, DWI
Fabian M. Langensiepen, AMIBM
Dr. Pavan Manvi, ITA (RWTH)

How to be part of BIOTEXFUTURE

Thomas Köhler, ITA (RWTH)


End of Conference