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
3DOxOxTurbine - Increase of energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of stationary gas turbines through the use of 3D braided oxide ceramic matrix compositesComposites BMWi20212024
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
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
BioYarnCoat - Development of biobased thermoplastic natural fibre prepregsComposites Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK)Fa20222024
CarboScreen - Monitoring Solutions for Carbon FibresMan-Made Fibre Technology Composites Projektträger Jülich – EXIST Forschungstransfer I20232024
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
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
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
E-Suture 2.0 - Development and evaluation of an absorbable and highly elastic suture to optimise the suture quality of complex intestinal anastomoses Mission StatemenMedical Textiles DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft20222024
EXC-2023 Internet of ProductionProduct Development DFG20192025
Exosense - Textile-based sensor technology for human machine interface to operate orthosis and exoskeletonsTextile Engineering ZIM20212023
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
HanfKom - Hemp Composting for Fiber ProductionAutomotive Composites Product Development Textile Construction Textile Engineering BMEL20232024
Hybrid E-Tattoo - A platform for sensor fusion of smart textiles and skin adhesives for the next generation of smart wearablesJoining Technologies Medical Textiles Product Development BMWi20232024
HyInnoNets - Capability of transmission networks for H2-operationComposites BMBF20212024
laufSohLe - Recyclable safety shoe components without end of lifeComposites Medical Textiles BMWK20222024
MMCCast - Development of the sizing system and the textile semi-finished product for the production of fibre-reinforced aluminum compositesComposites ZIM20212024
NormATex - Next Level - Normung für AbstandsTextilien – Next LevelAutomotive Product Development Textile Engineering BMWK20232024
OpTexBond - Integration of fibre-optic textiles in bonded joints for photo-initiated curing of adhesives on intransparent joining partnersMan-Made Fibre Technology Joining Technologies IGF20222024
PANtreat - Development of a production technology to reduce carbon fibre costs by thermochemical pretreatmentComposites Product Development Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action20222024
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
PultruReed - Development of an industrial series production of thermoplastic and sustainably designed pultruded reeds for woodwind instrumentsComposites ZIM -Bundeministerium für Wirtschaft und Klima-schutz20232025
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
SchauML - Development of user-centered, optical fabric inspection systems for complex products using machine learning by and for SMEsProduct Development Future of Work - SME - innovative and socially BMBF - DLR-Projektträger20222023
SingleStepSandwichComposites BMWK, PT-J20222025
SmartShade - Cellulose Nanocrystal Functionalized Shape Memory Polymers for Smart ShadingMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM BMWK20232025
SPIELEND - Social presence through immersive and living experiences of closeness at a distanceProduct Development BMBF20232026
SustDesignTex - Sustainable Industrial Design of Textile Structures for CompositesComposites HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03-Twinning20222025
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
UltraFiber - Development of a novel process using 3D printing (FDM) and Tailored Fiber Placment (TFP) to produce a high-quality safety spectacle based on natural fibers and a bio-based resin matrixComposites Product Development BMWK20232024
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