About FibreNet

FibreNet is an innovative EU-funded H2020-MSCA-ITN project that trains PhDs in the field of bio-based fibres.

The core of Fibrenet is a coalition of 7 European universities and 8 industrial organizations operating in the field of fibres. Our common goal is finding comprehensive solutions to improve and tailor the properties of fibre products. This would enable new environmentally friendly products and products with totally new functionalities. We are concentrating on bio-based fibres, either natural or man-made in origin. We seek solutions that are suited for different application areas and to guarantee the suitability, we have brought together experts from three growing sectors of bio-based industry: biocomposites, paper&packaging materials and medical textiles.

FibreNet is funded by H2020-MSCA-ITN. It is an umbrella project for 15 individual research projects in the field of fibres. The goals of the umbrella project are:

  • to generate common goals for the multidisciplinary fibre-research within the consortium—and to oversee the attainment of the goals,
  • to structure doctoral training in bio-based fibres and to offer scientific and transferable skills training,
  • to build a strong and active network of fibre-professionals from different application areas,
  • to share the expertise and know-how across different disciplines, and
  • to promote the exploitation of the results generated in FibreNet.

The common thread in all our research and educational efforts is sustainability.