The core of Fibrenet was a coalition of 7 European universities and 8 industrial organizations operating in the field of fibres. Our common goal was finding comprehensive solutions to improve and tailor the properties of fibre products - to enable new environmentally friendly products and products with totally new functionalities. We concentrated on bio-based fibres, either natural or man-made in origin. We sought solutions that suited for different application areas and to guarantee the suitability, we brought together experts from three growing sectors of bio-based industry: biocomposites, paper&packaging materials and medical textiles.
FibreNet was funded by H2020-MSCA-ITN. It was an umbrella project for 15 individual research projects in the field of fibres. The goals of the umbrella project were:
The common thread in all our research and educational efforts was sustainability.