Tampere University (TAU)
Tampere University (TAU, Tampereen korkeakoulusaatio sr,) was created on 1 January 2019 as a merger of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and University of Tampere (UTA). The multidisciplinary, foundation-based Tampere University is Finland’s second-largest university with 20.000 students and 330 professors. TAU conducts scientific research in technology, health and society and provides the highest education within these fields.
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. It provides expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. The focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
KTH is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning university and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge. KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change, future energy supply, urbanisation and quality of life for the rapidly-growing elderly population. We are addressing these with world leading, high-impact research and education in natural sciences and all branches of engineering.
KU Leuven (KUL)
KUL is located in Leuven, Belgium. It is Belgium's largest university with approximately 60 000 students and one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe.
Maastricht University (MU)
MU is located in Maastricht, Netherlands. It hosts about 16 000 students in international BA, MA and graduate programs. In the 2014 QS ranking of young research universities, MU ranked as 4th best young university in Europe.
Check the university's website and MU-people at Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) involved with the FibreNet-project.
Predilnica Litija (Litija)
Predilnica Litija is a Slovenian SME company with 190 employees. It is one of the leading European producers of special yarns from natural and synthetic fibres and their blends. By means of new, modern technology, Litija produces a variegated programme of yarns by customers’ desires for decorative and technical textiles.
Technical University of Graz (TUG)
TUG is located in Graz, Austria. At TUG, there are about 18 000 students. Doctoral training is organized in 14 English speaking doctoral schools.
At TUG, the research involved with FibreNet is carried out in the Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technology.
University of Maribor (UM)
With about 25 000 students the University of Maribor is located in the second largest Slovenian city not far from the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. At the Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP) an international and interdisciplinary research team works on the advancement of biopolymer material science with the aim of new applications in medicine and the bio based economy. In Fibrenet, UM will recruit 2 PhD students. The PhD students will work in new laboratory facilities opened in 2015 and 2018.
Bcomp is a Swiss company that, since its founding in 2011, has focused on natural fibres and their composites developing corresponding solutions with reduced ecological footprint. Their ultra light bCores has been established as a new reference within the ski industry. Their ampliTex® flax fabrics are used in a wide range of applications ranging from bicycle frames, to music instruments and luxury design parts. Since 2014 Bcomp has been transferring its technologies and services into high volume markets such as automotive.
BillerudKorsnäs is a world-leading supplier of primary fibre-based packaging material. It creates smarter packaging solutions together with packaging manufacturers (converters), brand owners and networking partners all over the world. These smarter packaging solutions challenge conventional packaging made of fossil materials such as plastic for a sustainable future.
Educell is a Slovenian company focusing on development of tissue engineering applications for regeneration of structural tissues. The company is preparing tissue engineered products for treatment of articular cartilage, vesicoureteral reflux, and regeneration of bone tissue, which are all being used in University Medical Centre Ljubljana and some other clinical institutions in Slovenia. More than 280 patients with damaged knee cartilage have been treated with Educell’s product ChondroArtTM.
ITA GmbH was founded in December 2002 as a link between the academia and the German textile industry. Ever since, ITA GmbH has grown to be the partner for innovation intensive enterprises in Europe, America and Asia in the field of research and development for the textile based application in the areas of mobility, energy, health care and building & living. ITA GmbH offers a systematic approach to transferring knowledge and technology towards the industry. website
Mondi is an international packaging and paper group, employing around 25 000 people in more than 30 countries. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain—from managing forests to producing pulp, paper and compound plastics.
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. It provides integrated processing, packaging, and distribution solutions for food manufacturing, and offers packaging machines for different packaging alternatives. Tetra Pak also supplies packaging material to more than 8 800 packaging machines across the globe. Tetra Pak’s products are provided in 175 countries in the world.
Aachen University Hospital, BioTex
BioTex, at Aachen Germany is a unique transfaculty transborder professorship between German and Dutch institutes. The professorship is established at the AME-Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering as part of the University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen. The institute is set-up along the value chain from materials science along textile process chain towards the biomedical application including (pre)clinical testing.