PROJECTS

The innovation space BIOTEXFUTURE is comprised of projects funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). The projects receiving funding are listed below.

ALGAETEX

DEVELOPING NOVEL PERFORMANCE TEXTILES FROM MICRO-ALGAE

 

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PROJECT SUMMARY: AlgaeTex focuses on the cultivation and extraction of algae as raw materials source, from which polymers are developed, turned into synthetic filaments to manufacture sustainable textile products.

TIMELINES: 2020- 2023

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Andrew Yip (adidas)

Christoph Peiner (ITA/RWTH Aachen)

 

BIOBASE

DEVELOPMENT OF BIOBASED ALTERNATIVES FROM AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR TEXTILES

 

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PROJECT SUMMARY: The Goal of the BioBase project is to replace established petroleum based- with biobased polymers focusing on the textile industry. Introducing biobased alternatives that are equal in use and functionality, shall showcase their potential in the market. Research findings will be transferred to other products and industries. Part of the project is to examine the entire supply chain in order to uncover further research- and development opportunities. These can be implemented in further subprojects within the innovation space.

TIMELINES: 2020- 2023

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Amrei Becker (ITA/RWTH Aachen)

Fabian Langensiepen (AMIBM)

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BIOCOAT

BIOBASED FINISHES FOR TEXTILES

 

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PROJECT SUMMARY: The BioCoat project aims to develop a platform technology for protein-based adhesion promoters in combination with functional proteins and peptides in order to apply a bio- or protein-based coating (e.g. antimicrobial or hydrophilic) on biobased textiles. At project completion the team aims to demonstrate the textile swatches that demonstrate target performance as a proof of concept for bio-based textile finishes.

TIMELINES: 2020- 2022

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Dr. Felix Jakob (DWI)

Dr. Elisabeth Heine (DWI)

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PMO

Project Management Office

 

PROJECT SUMMARY: The PMO manages the project portfolio of the program. The responsibilities of the PMO range from operational support (e.g. project management tools) to setting the strategic direction of BIOTEXFUTURE.In addition, internal innovation space standards are provided (e.g. project management, reporting, etc.) in order to achieve goals as planned and to use resources optimally. First and foremost, the main benefit of the PMO is to ensure a regular exchange between the project partners. Only through close interaction between the subprojects and project partners, we can work faster, find mistakes more easily, and ultimately innovate better. Above that, the PMO aims to increase the visibility of the BIOTEXFUTURE innovation space and the results of the subprojects in the public.

TIMELINES: 2020- 2022

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Dr. Timm Wagner (adidas AG)

Thomas Köhler (ITA/RWTH Aachen)

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TRANSITIONLAB

THE LINK BETWEEN BIOTEXFUTURE AND SOCIETY

 

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PROJECT SUMMARY: The Transitionlab combines social science research with the purpose of having a direct involvement in technological innovation and societal change. In a nutshell, the goal of the Transitionlab is to research, create, and foster knowledge transfer, an innovation culture, and an optimized framework for technical acceptance within macrosocial biobased change.

TIMELINES: 2019 - 2021

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Dr. Marco Schmitt (STO/RWTH Aachen)

Christoph Heckwolf (STO/RWTH Aachen)