Publicly Funded Research


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the public sponsors and their respective project management agencies for the financial funding of our research projects. This includes in particular the Federal Ministries BMBF and BMWi, AiF, EU, DFG, the NRW state and many other organizations and foundations.


The projects at ITA are mostly carried out in close cooperation with the industry. The majority of the projects are designed to be multidisciplinary. For this purpose, we cooperate with other faculties of RWTH Aachen University and with a number of research institutes at other universities and organisations.

Topic Research Area Funding Start End
1000-in-1 filament - Development of Island-in-the-Sea monofilaments for toothbrush bristles with increased cleaning performanceMan-Made Fibre Technology Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK) – Industrielle Gemeinschaftsförderung (Fördernummer 20778 N)20212023
3DOxOxTurbine - Increase of energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of stationary gas turbines through the use of 3D braided oxide ceramic matrix compositesComposites BMWi20212024
6dTEX - Lightweight parts made of 3d textiles in combination with 3d printingTextile Construction Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spacial Development (BBSR)20212023
AdaNowo - Adaptive, self-optimizing nonwoven production based on Reinforcement LearningTextile Engineering BMBF – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research20222025
AlgaeTexMan-Made Fibre Technology Textile Engineering BMBF20202023
AluGestrick - Development of fine metallic filter meshes with a filter class of F9 or finer based on aluminum-coated basalt fibers with a diameter below 20 μmTextile Engineering ZIM20222024
AnaMag - Development of an automatically produced, degradable anastomosis stent for visceral surgeryMedical Textiles BMBF20202023
AnReTex - Development of an analytical method for testing the purity of recycled textilesComposites BMWi20212023
BioBase - Development of bio-based alternatives from already available resources for textile applications with competitive costs and properties.Man-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
BioFlaT - Biohybrid Flame Retardant Finish for TextilesProduct Development BMBF (Projektträger Jülich, Bio4MatPro)20222023
BioPolyCol - Development of Amazonian bio-dyes from renewable resources for industrial dyeing of biopolymersMan-Made Fibre Technology Product Development BMBF, Bioökonomie International 202120222025
BioTurfMan-Made Fibre Technology Product Development BioTurf is a project in the BIOTEXFUTURE innovation space, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)20212023
CarboReFab - Development of multiaxial non-crimp fabrics made from recycled carbon fibresComposites BMWi20202022
CarboScreen - Monitoring Solutions for Carbon FibresMan-Made Fibre Technology Composites Projektträger Jülich – EXIST Forschungstransfer I20232024
Chrysomallos - Development of high-performance insulators for aircraft cabins based on aerogel nonwovensMan-Made Fibre Technology Luftfahrtforschungsprogramms LuFo VI - 120202022
CISUFLO - Circular Sustainable Floor CoveringsMan-Made Fibre Technology Product Development Sociology in Textile Technology Textile Engineering Europäische Kommission20212025
CO2Tex - CO2-based Thermoplastics in Textile ApplicationsMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20212024
CoopLaserJoiningJoining Technologies BMBF IB-ASIEN20212024
DegraTex - Development of Island-in-the-Sea monofilaments for toothbrush bristles with increased cleaning performanceComposites Innovationsräume Bioökonomie, eine Initiative des Bun-desministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)20212024
DigiPEP - Digital Product developement process to design TFP-PreformsComposites 05/2022 - 05/2024 TTP-Leichtbau des BMWK20222024
DurableHybridComposites Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie20212022
DuroBast - Durable and resource saving composite structural components based on newly pre-treated and processed bast fibresTextile Engineering Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture20212024
DynaFil - Development of a novel filter system for the removal of microbes from liquids on the basis of antibacterial filter fleecesMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202024
EcoFloor - Environmentally friendly and impact-resistant floor panels for civil aircraftComposites BMWK LuFo VI-220222025
ELowPro - Production of fabrics for ultra-low-profile stent graft systems by means of elastic weft insertionMedical Textiles AiF Projekt GmbH - ZIM20212023
EnzyDegTex - Biological transformation of textile recycling: Enzymatic, selective degradation of used textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Competence Center Bio4MatPro20222024
EOL Modell - Modelling and evaluation of end-of-life scenarios for textile waste streams using the example of polyester used textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF/IGF20222024
E-SATstartComposites BMWi20202023
EXC-2023 Internet of ProductionProduct Development DFG20192025
FaBrik - Ressource recovery of metalliferous, dusty production residues with fibre-waste-based briquettingMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20222024
Forschungskolleg Verbund.NRW - Verbund im Bauwesen - From resource efficiency to validated sustainabilityTextile Construction Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Lan-des Nordrhein-Westfalen20212024
freeDome - Additively manufactured carbon reinforced concrete structures supported with free-standing textile formworkTextile Construction German Research Foundation (DFG: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)20222022
HeavyPlace - Binder fixated heavy tow carbon fibre tapes for dry fibre placement processesComposites AiF - Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsver-einigungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V.20212023
HyInnoNets - Capability of transmission networks for H2-operationComposites BMBF20212024
InfiniCutFuture of Work - SME - innovative and socially ZIM20212023
InnoSandwichProduct Development IRA-SME20232023
KIQS - AI based quality control system to classify draping defects Partner: MABRI.VISION GmbHAutomotive BMBF: KMU innovativ (DLR, Berlin)20212022
MICROFACTORY - Development of a digital workflow and production environment for on-demand garment manufacturingProduct Development Future of Work - SME - innovative and socially AiF Projekt GmbH – ZIM20212023
MMCCast - Development of the sizing system and the textile semi-finished product for the production of fibre-reinforced aluminum compositesComposites ZIM20212024
NATUREPERFORMANCE - Modeling of the mechanical properties of components made of natural-fiberreinforced plastics (NFRP)Composites AiF/IGF20212022
PHAtex - Product-driven process development for substrate-flexible, tailor-made PHA polymer-based textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
PiñaFibre - Unlocking the Potential of Dual Purpose Crop: Utilization of Pineapple Leaf Fibres for Bio-Based TextilesTextile Engineering Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)20222025
Plug&Sense - Functionalization of fiber composite pressure vessels for hydrogen storage using monofilament sensors and intelligent valve concept for damage detection and structural health assessmentAutomotive ZIM20222024
Project B02 - Investigation of new material and technology approaches for continuous inline forming and consolidation of textile reinforcementsTextile Construction DFG20202024
RaCPro - Robot-assisted Composite ProductionComposites AiF/IGF20222024
ReHaFil - Development of a new filter technology with reduced adhesionProduct Development Framework of the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs of BMWK20222024
smartVessel - Integration of fibre-based sensors during the production of hydrogen tanks for intelligent condition monitoring, lifetime prediction and evaluationAutomotive Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie20202023
StimulateMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20202023
TapeCheckSim - Quality Inspection of Fiber-Reinforced Tapes and Simulation of Defective, Tape-Based CompositesComposites BMWi20212024
TRCel - Development and application of thermoplastic textile reinforcement for prefabricated TRC building elementsComposites Textile Engineering Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz20222024
WasteDrive (Modul 1) - Development of a fiber-reinforced electric scooter based on high-performance natural fibers from agricultural waste productsComposites Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions with SubSaharan Africa 2021-202420212025
WasteDrive (Modul 2) - Development of a fiber-reinforced electric scooter based on high-performance natural fibers from agricultural waste productsComposites Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions with SubSaharan Africa 2021-202420212024
ZEIT - Shared experience and immersive participation through tactile enhancement of virtual reality in multiuser scenariosMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20212024