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
AbschirmTec - Development of an automatically activated and high temperature combustion gas tight flame protection barrier based on high temperature resistant textilesTextile Engineering ZIM20202022
AgriTexSilMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20182020
AllOxITD - Development and Manufacturing of an All-Oxide Inter Turbine Duct for AeroenginesComposites Europäische Union - Horizon 2020 - Clean Sky 220152020
AnaMag - Development of an automatically produced, degradable anastomosis stent for visceral surgeryMedical Textiles BMBF20202023
AntiFilMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF Projekt GmbH20202022
BiGOFil - Increase of the efficiency of oil-separating gas filters by the experimental and simulative development of a novel filter medium made of bicomponent fibersMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF ZIM20202022
BioImplantMedical Textiles Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Networks (ITN), European Commission20192022
BioV²alve - Biohybrid venous valve implant for minimally invasive therapy of chronic venous insufficiencyMedical Textiles EFRE.NRW20192022
BlueBoard - Development of an innovative manufacturing process for the thermoplastic consolidation of sustainably designed sandwich structures with the realization of three-dimensional polygon cover layersComposites ZIM20202022
BOA - Development of a physical bionic process for the removal of oil contamination from water using superhydrophobic functional textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology German Federal Environmental Foundation20192020
CarboGerd - Fibre-friendly carbon fibre production and processing through innovative godet surface designMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202022
Chrysomallos - Development of high-performance insulators for aircraft cabins based on aerogel nonwovensMan-Made Fibre Technology Luftfahrtforschungsprogramms LuFo VI - 120202022
CleanWater - Modular lightweight wastewater treatment units made with TRC for rural and periurban dwellingTextile Construction BMBF20202022
ConForm - Development of an economical concrete moulding system for the production of structural components made out of fibre-reinforced compositesComposites ZIM20192021
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
EcoVessel - Cost-effective production of lightweight CFRP pressure vessels for the storage of gases and fluids in mobile applicationsComposites BMBF – Promotion of workshops and project application with Japan20182021
Eddy SCARF - Eddy current sensor for the detection of filament damage to carbon fibresTextile Engineering ZIM20192021
ElasKosTex - Development of highly elastic, cost-effective bicomponent filament yarns for use in medical and apparel textiles PartnerMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202022
EMSHIELD - Development of a material made of recycled carbon fibres for shielding, reflection and absorption of elec-tromagnetic radiationProduct Development AiF/IGF20192020
EXC-2023 Internet of ProductionProduct Development DFG20192025
FiberKlebMan-Made Fibre Technology IGF20192021
FlamPAFas - Development and investigation of new flame retardants based on phosphoric acrylates and methacrylates as additives for aliphatic polyamide fibres (PA)Man-Made Fibre Technology Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. (FKT)20192021
FLOTANT - Innovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sitesComposites EU–H2020–LC–SC3–RES–11–201820192022
Forschungskolleg Verbund.NRW - Increasing Resource Efficiency in the Use of Composite Materials and Constructions in the Civil Engineering SectorTextile Construction ministry of science, innovation and research; NRW20162020
Freepreg - Innovative geometrically free reinforced fibre composites using prepreg-compatible Tailored Fiber PlacementComposites AiF/IGF20202021
HolzSchutzTex - Wood protection realised by functional textilesMan-Made Fibre Technology BMWi (ZIM)20202022
How2MultiWind - Development of a technical and economic design instrument for sustainable multifilament wound composite pressure vesselsComposites AiF20192020
Hybraid - Development of a synthetic cruciate ligament prosthesis from a linear hybrid braidMedical Textiles BMWi: ZIM20192021
HyPer-Organo - Development of an ultra-thin highperformance organic sheet for series componentsTextile Engineering IGF20182020
HyPreg - Development of TowPregs from glass, basalt, carbon and aramid fibers for hybrid 3D-wound buildingComposites ZIM20192021
Ianis - Intraaneurysmal implant with flow modulating propertiesMedical Textiles European Regional Development Fund North Rhine-Westphalia (EFRE.NRW)20182021
industrial RePANMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF20192021
INGRAIN - Best in the West: Innovation Alliance Agro-Food-Textile - from Waste Material to Valueble Sus-tances to NutrientsFuture of Work - SME - innovative and socially BMBF20202021
InnoGrip - Development of an innovative clamping solution for the tensile testing of impregnated and non-impreg-nated reinforcement fibre rovings used for light-weight constructionTextile Construction ZIM20202022
InnoSpinMan-Made Fibre Technology BMBF (KMU-innovativ production research)20182021
Membrane modules - Development of gas (vapor) separation hollow fibers based on green technology approach and new 3D woven design of membrane modulesMan-Made Fibre Technology DFG20192022
MicroCoat - Development of a machine concept for microwave drying in wet coating processes of textile processingComposites BMBF KMUi Produktionsforschung20202022
MimiCartMedical Textiles Regenerative medicine crossing borders (RegMedXB)20172022
NCF-CAE - Simulation of Non-Crimp Fabrics based on Computational isogeometric shell elements, analytical averaging and experimental analysisComposites DFG20192021
NowoVISION - Development of an optical measuring system for inline-evaluation of web qualitiy of carded nonwovensTextile Engineering AiF/ZIM20192021
OrthoPreg - Development of a low-impregnation reinforcement textile with orthogonally equivalent strengths for the production of glass-fibre concrete componentsTextile Construction ZIM20192021
Plasmahybrid - Development of a production plant for the manufacture of hybrid yarns on a single filament basis using plasma powder coatingMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF Projekt GmbH – Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)20202022
PolyInt - Development of agricultural nets with integrated repulsive sub-stances for the repulsion of pest insectsMan-Made Fibre Technology BMWi (ZIM)20182021
ProPSAStick - Development of a digitalised process chain for personal protective equipment using embroideryTextile Engineering BMBF20202022
QDotFiberSens - Development of a textile rapid system based on Quantum Dot functionalized yarns for explosive substances and drugs asa sensor glove for security forcesMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20202022
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
Space-R-eflector - Development of a versatile, flexible and deployable reflector surface structure for satellite antennasProduct Development BMBF20182021
StEnd - Method for the automated production of wire-based stent implants with atraumatic ends in the braiding processMedical Textiles BMWi: ZIM20202022
SustainPol - Development of a new type of polishing wheel on the basis of native textile fibres to enable a light gloss polish. Substitution of cotton by native textile fibres for mechanical surface treatment in the field of technical textilesTextile Engineering ZIM20202022
TailCo - Fibre composite structures based on tailor-made reinforcement productsComposites BMBF20182021
TFPInsert - Development of a preforming process using TFP embroidery technology for direct integration of insertsComposites ZIM20192021
TwistRunner - Development of a twist compensation module for in-line elimination of twists in reinforcement fiber rovingComposites ZIM20202022
VarioGlas - Development of a manufacturing process for glass fibers with varying diametersMan-Made Fibre Technology ZIM20182021
VerTex 4.0 - Development of a technology transfer concept for networking textile process chainsTextile Engineering AiF - IGF20192021
VibeGuide - Abrasion-resistant Yarn Guide for Texturing Spun-dyed Filament YarnsMan-Made Fibre Technology AiF ZIM20192021
WetSonic - Development of an inline ultrasonic unit for the dispersion of particles in polymer solu-tions in the production of wet-spun fibersTextile Engineering ZIM20192021
WissProKMU - Future of Work: Design and NetworkingFuture of Work - SME - innovative and socially BMBF | Betreut durch Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA)20182021
ZIM MadTex - Development of an innovative procedure for the functionalization and coating of novel textile wound dressings with a protein-based active ingredientMedical Textiles ZIM20182020