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Young Scientist Award 2023

Competition for bachelor’s and master’s degree students, with awards ceremony at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress in September 2023.

9th December 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing, Austria

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

The Lenzing Group is all set to present the Young Scientist Award for outstanding research in the field of fibres and textiles again in 2023. Bachelor’s and master’s degree students will have the opportunity to submit their scientific work in the categories of fashion and circularity, textile recycling and the innovative use of biobased fibres to a jury of well-known industry experts.

The jury consists of Karla Magruder (Founder of Acceleration Circularity), Friedericke von Wedel-Parlow (Beneficial Design Institute Berlin) and Dieter Eichinger (Head of Standardization and Innovation, Secretary- General of BISFA).

All winning projects will be duly awarded a cash prize of EUR 5000 at the 62nd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC), which is organized by the Austrian Fibers Institute and will take place from 13th-15th September 2023.

The Institute focuses on issues relating to the future such as fibre innovations, sustainability and circularity, which will also be on the agenda at the GFC. The aim of the Young Scientist Award is to promote the students’ work and create a platform for networking with the textile and fibre industry.

“As one of the leading innovators in sustainably produced fibres and nonwovens for decades, Lenzing is best positioned to make a real difference and create a better future for the generations to come. Driving research and development forward and supporting young scientists in realizing their ideas at all times is not just a matter that is close to our heart. We are convinced that innovation and technological progress are vital to our success in tackling the pressing environmental challenges we face”, says Robert van de Kerkhof, Member of the Managing Board at the Lenzing Group and President of the Austrian Fibers Institute.

Applicants for the Young Scientist Award can submit their work (final-year projects, papers etc.) in English between 9th December 2022 and 16th July 16 2023 to the following e-mail address: [email protected].  

Further information is available here.

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