BTF Forum takes place on 27.10.2020

Aktualisiert: Feb 19

The BTF Forum is aimed at both BIOTEXFUTURE members and interested parties. The BTF Forum is conceived as a public conference & networking platform for industry, science, media and politics and is intended to act as a generator of ideas and networks.

Are you for an ready 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).


Due to the Corona crisis, the BIOTEXFUTURE 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.



Let’s use the crisis to try something new & Join our first digital BTF Forum

Agenda 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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