Driving innovation to convert the textile value chain from petroleum-based to bio-based requires an effort of many. To enable radical and lasting change, we need to focus on interdisciplinary research alongside the whole textile value chain.
The textile value chains are fractured with highly specialised individuals. That’s why we believe in the power of collaboration in the framework of BIOTEXFUTURE.
The basis for success is a diverse team of member organisations working together under a shared vision. We are looking to unite individual projects and initiatives, sharing what we learn from each other across the textile value chains, and thereby build solutions of relevance for the future.
BIOTEXFUTURE is an open innovation space with an active community. We invite you to be part of this community by becoming a BIOTEXFUTURE member. The benefit of being a member has the following advantages:
PARTICIPATE IN GERMANYS
LARGEST NETWORK FOR
ABILITY TO SUBMIT APP-
LICATIONS FOR PUBLICLY
PROJECTS AND RECEIVE
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNAL
EVENTS (E.G. WORKSHOPS,
RECEIVE SHARED RESULTS
FROM THE OTHER PROJECTS
POSSIBILITY TO PRESENT
YOUR IDEAS IN AN ENVIRO-
BY A NON-DISCLOSURE
A large innovation space such as BIOTEXFUTURE requires
a framework. Our framework is the managed through the Innovationsbündnis. By joining the innovation space, members are expressing their support for the vision of BIOTEXFUTURE and their interest in participating in joint projects.
Only legal entities (e.g. companies, universities, research institutions, foundations or associations) can become a member of BIOTEXFUTURE. The legal entity must not be located in Germany to become a member.
The BIOTEXFUTURE membership is completly free!
The BIOTEXFUTURE membership is prerequesite for submitting a project propsoal and being eligigable for funding.
Your organisation needs to sign the Innovationsbündnis in order to become a member of BIOTEXTFUTURE. In this Innovationsbündnis, all members acknowledge the coordinating role of the Project Management Office (PMO). A Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is included in the Innovationsbündis and allows collaboration in a protected environment. The Innovationsbündnis will be shared with you during the application process. Have a look at the box below to find more details on the steps to become a member.
The Innovationsbündnis does not replace a Consortium Contract required when collaborating in a funded project.
By signing the Innovationsbündnis all BIOTEXFUTURE members acknowledge that rights or obligations regarding individual collaborative projects arise solely on the basis of a separate, individual Consortium Contract, which must be negotiated and signed by all parties of the respective collaborative project. This Consortium Contract will cover, among other things, IP rights, publication rights and collaborations with third parties. The Consortium Contract must be negotiated and signed after receiving a grant agreement from the PtJ to receive funding for your project. See our calls for more details on funding opportunities.
After reading the 5 steps. please click on the "Become a member" button below and get in touch with the PMO team responsible for new BTF membership applicants.
We will send you all required legal documents (Innovationsbündnis) with additional info material and provide a step-by-step guidance on what happens next.
Your legal team might want to review our documents. The BTF membership team will be at your disposal for any upcoming legal questions. Please complete this step by sending us the Application profile (We will send you the template in Step 2) and the information regarding the authorised signatories (Name, Surname and E-Mail)
Once all your questions are answered and we have received the required information, we will send you the Innovationsbündnis for your digital signature via DocuSign.
Once signed, we are happy to call you an official member of the innovation space and feature your below.
We are glad that we have a diverse network of partners we collaborate which currently consists of 65% industry partners, 19% research institutions, 15% universities, and 2% other organizations