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


ADDITC – Aachen, Dresden, Denkendorf Textile Conference, 21 – 22 November 2024 Monday, Feb 19
BIOTEXFUTURE at Techtextil – Leading trade fair for technical textiles, 23.-26. April 2024 Friday, Feb 16
Insight Session #3 – 2024: BioTurf 8. March 2024 Thursday, Feb 15
Insight Session #2 – 2024: 16 Feb 2024 “Associations towards Aerogels” Wednesday, Feb 14
OECHERLAB: On Science – Art – Communication, 31 January 2024 Thursday, Jan 25
MUNICH FABRIC START – Winter edition 23 – 25 January 2024 Friday, Dec 22
BIOTEXFUTURE Fall Forum 2023 – post event report Monday, Feb 19, 2024
BIOTEXFUTURE – Fall Member Day 2023 Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024
German Ecodesign Award 2023 for the BIOTEXFUTURE project GOLD Friday, Dec 22, 2023
Long Night Of Science – Review Thursday, Nov 30, 2023
BIOTEXFUTURE – Network is growing! Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023
Munich Fabric Start – Review of Summer Edition Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023


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”.

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    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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