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


BIOTEXFUTURE Fall Forum 2023 in Brussels | Dec 7, 2023

BIOTEXFUTURE and the „EU Textile Strategy 2030 –
How we support the change“

The textile industry is facing great challenges: according to the European Union, by 2030, a fundamental change in the textile industry is to be completed: “Fast Fashion will be out of Fashion” is the clear message to the industry.

For the textile sector, this means a fundamental shift away from the previous linear into circular production and consumption patterns, as well as a ban of hazardous chemicals in textile manufacturing, finishing or dyeing processes.

The BIOTEXFUTURE innovation space is able to offer potential bio-based approaches for the textile industry to address theses challenges.

Please join us in the “Heart of Europe” and discuss the first BIOTEXFUTURE research results!


BIOTEXFUTURE Fall Forum 2023 in Brussels | Dec 7, 2023


    We kindly invite you to the BIOTEXFUTURE Fall 2023 Member Day on October 24th 2023 at the adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach.

    As the first projects will be finished soon, BIOTEXFUTURE will focus on communicating and showcasing result at events and international trade fairs in the upcoming month.

    Therefore, the BIOTEXFUTURE Fall Member Day 2023 will address demonstrator development, the creation of storylines as well as product prototyping with experts from adidas.


    Please find the agenda via the following link: Members Day Agenda


    As we only have limited capacities for people to join, please register for this IN-PERSON event here: Registration


    We are looking forward to welcoming you in Herzogenaurach!

    BIOTEXFUTURE Fall Forum 2023 in Brussels | Dec 7, 2023 Wednesday, Jun 28
    BIOTEXFUTURE: MUNICH FABRIC START – International Fabric Trade Show | 18 – 20 July 2023 Wednesday, Jun 21
    GOLD final insights Friday, Oct 14
    BIOTEXFUTURE Synergy Workshop #3 Tuesday, Sep 13
    ARE ALGAE OUR FUTURE? – Be part of the research! Tuesday, Aug 16
    LIGHTLINING – A lightweight super-insulating nonwoven forsportswear Wednesday, Jul 5, 2023
    BIOTEXFUTURE Forum and Member Day (3rd and 4th of May 2023) Monday, Jul 3, 2023
    BioTurf: Joining forces for the large playable demonstrator Monday, Jul 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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      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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