Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2023

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On November 30th and December 01st 2023, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference took place in Dresden. 500 participants from Germany and abroad accepted the invitation to attend the event located at the International Congress Center.

Since 2007, this conference for innovations and technological strategies has become the most important meeting ground for exchange between executive management, experts & young professionals from industry and science at the three locations Aachen, Dresden, and Denkendorf. The conference´s success is mainly based on its broad range of topics, including current developments, market strategies, and global trends along the entire textile process chain, environment and resources, energy, mobility, health and digital communication through the development of key technologies by using novel materials and advanced production technologies. Digitization, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, ma-chine learning, tactile internet, and sustainability are among the topics that were presented in exciting lectures.

As well-established part of the first conference day, the session “Technology Transfer – From Idea to Practice“, was once again be organized by Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. The focus was on current innovations (e.g. products, technologies, procedures) that were generated by research cooperations, in particular through IGF/ZIM, and successfully transferred into industrial practice by start ups.

Moreover, promotional awards generously provided by the Circle of Friends and Supporters of the ITM at TU Dresden e.V. were granted for excellent theses.

Also it was a great pleasure for the organizing team that the VDMA, Textile Machinery Association, selected ADD-ITC for their annual award ceremony by the Walter Reiners-Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry supporting young engineers. Prof. Chokri Cherif – the Director of the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) at Technische Universität Dresden – is convinced that all laureates made a valuable contribution with their innovative ideas, thus being promising candidates for future leading positions in the textile sector.

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Since 2007, the textile research institutes of Aachen, Dresden, and Denkendorf have successfully organized the International Textile Conference, with the three institutes taking turns in organizing the event: the DWI Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien in Aachen, the ITM – Institute for Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology in Dresden, the DITF – Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung in Denkendorf. They are supported by further research institutes, most of which are part of the Forschungskuratorium Textil. Hence, this conference is one of the most important events in the textile sector in Europe and has become a national and international platform for the textile industry, textile mechanical engineering, textile finishing, textile chemistry and application-oriented disciplines, such as lightweight engineering, bio and medical technology, civil engineering as well as electro- and information technologies.

Moreover, the institutes received valuable support from renowned company representatives and associations during program preparation. Special thanks goes to the Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V., the Gesamtverband Textil + Mode e.V., and the VDMA, Textile Machinery Association.

November 21st to 22nd 2024 in Stuttgart
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