BIOTEXFUTURE is an innovation space funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) on biobased textile research. The project is led by the adidas AG and RWTH Aachen University.

We work together with industry and research partners. Our vision is to transform the textile value chain from petroleum-based to bio-based textiles and to bring about this change together.

With the Bioeconomy Innovation Spaces funding concept, the BMBF intends to support bioeconomy research and thus drive the transformation to a sustainable, biobased economy.

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Achieving our vision requires:

  • a bio-based raw material basis for plastics that is holistically sustainable
  • the application in the textile industry starting at biopolymer development to producing textiles
  • the overall societal transformation towards a bio-economy from a social and economic perspective


Munich Fabric Start – 3-4 Sept. 2024 Tuesday, Jul 16
RWTH Aachen Press Release: BioTurf – “The artificial sport turf of the future” Friday, Jun 14
ADDITC – Aachen, Dresden, Denkendorf Textile Conference, 21 – 22 November 2024 Friday, Jun 7
BIOTEXFUTURE Summer Member Day, 18 June 2024 Thursday, May 23
BIOTEXFUTURE at Techtextil – Leading trade fair for technical textiles, 23 -26 April 2024 Monday, Apr 8
BIOTEXFUTURE at HANNOVER MESSE – Energizing a sustainable future, 22-26 April 2024 Monday, Apr 8
BIOTEXFUTURE on stage – Trade Fair Review Spring 2024 Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024
BIOTEXFUTURE Member Day 2024 – Review Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024
TransitionLab Insights Event #33 Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Techtextil 2024: Press release and Information Monday, Apr 15, 2024
BIOTEXFUTURE – new projects in 2024 Monday, Apr 1, 2024
TransitionLab Insights Event #32 Monday, Apr 1, 2024


The innovation space BIOTEXFUTURE consists of projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the “Nationalen Forschungsstrategie BioÖkonomie 2030”. BIOTEXFUTURE is part of the funding program “Innovationsräume Bioökonomie”.

The TransitionLab Insights Event Series helps to share results regarding the social environment for innovations across the textile value-chain and therby helps to spark new ideas and broaden perspectives on societal issues associated with bio-based products across BIOTEXFUTURE. 

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    We are always looking for new partners for our projects. Please do not hesitate to contact us and benefit from our expertise and research projects. We look forward to working with you.

    The BIOTEXFUTURE Membership is free of charge!


    BIOTEXFUTURE is an innovation space funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for research on bio-based textiles. Since November 2019, the Innovation Space is organised in cooperation with adidas AG, ITA Institut für Textiltechnik and Institute and Sociology of Organisation (STO) of RWTH Aachen University.

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