The jury consists of Karla Magruder (founder of Acceleration Circularity), Friedericke von Wedel-Parlow (Beneficial Design Institute Berlin), and Dieter Eichinger (head of standardisation and innovation, secretary-general of BISFA). All winning projects will be duly awarded a cash prize of €5,000 at the 62nd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC), which is organised by the Austrian Fibers Institute and will take place from September 13–15, 2023, according to a press release by Lenzing.
Lenzing Group is 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 work in the categories of fashion and circularity, textile recycling, and the innovative use of biobased fibres to a jury of industry experts.
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 wovens 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 realising 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,” said Robert van de Kerkhof, member of the managing board at the Lenzing Group and president of the Austrian Fibers Institute.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)