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 OPENINGWelcome to the Forum Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries - Director, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University
13.15 - 13.40 BIOTEXFUTURE and Q&AThe 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 ACTIONPresentation of the first BIOTEXFUTURE call for project proposals Thomas Köhler, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University
15.40 - 15.50 CLOSING