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InnovaTex 2023

Innovative aspects of the textile industry



Conference Invitation

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Professor Katarzyna Grabowska, 

Dean of the Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design


Marcin Barburski, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., D.Sc., 

SustDesignTex Project Coordinator

It is my sincere pleasure to invite you to the InnovaTex Conference in Lodz from November 22nd to 24th, 2023. InnovaTex will bring together scientists, researchers, end-users, and industries from several countries and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas and advanced knowledge on the innovative aspects of the textile industry. Furthermore, on the event's last day, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on design and rapid prototyping, including the modern operating systems and devices supporting rapid prototyping.

I look forward to seeing you soon in Lodz!"


Radosław Dziuba, Ph.D.

Director of Łukasiewicz Research Network – Lodz Institute of Technology

It is my sheer pleasure to invite you to the International Scientific Conference InnovaTex, organized by Łukasiewicz Research Network – Lodz Institute of Technology. The event will take place in Lodz from November 22nd to 24th, 2023. The development of innovative textiles and related science is extremely important, and the sharing of research results at the conference will help to deepen cooperation between people of science and industry from many countries who work on this  subject and to generate new ideas and joint R&D projects. I am glad that on the second day, which will be hosted by the Lodz University of Technology, research topics of the two projects coordinated by them will be presented.  On the  last day of the event, together with University of Technology, we encourage you to participate in organized workshops. I hope this meeting will strengthen our long-standing cooperation."

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Monika Malinowska-Olszowy,

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.,


Anna Laska-Leśniewicz, Ph.D

Green Tex Project Co-Coordinators

We would like to invite you to the final conference of GreenTEX - the part of the InnovaTex 2023 International Conference in November 2023. We hope that our meeting will be a great platform to share our experiences and research findings in the field of Design and Process in Textiles.


We wish you intensive discussions during the conference and finding partners to work on further projects.


We also invite you to visit our wonderful University and the city of Łódź."

Zielone Wzgórza

SustDesignTex Project

Project „Sustainable Industrial Design of Textile Structures for Composites” is funded by the European Union Grant Agreement no. 101079009 Call: HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03/Twinning

The SUStainable Industrial DESIGN of TEXtile Structures for Composites project (SustDesignTex) is a Twinning project funded under the Horizon Europe Framework program of the European Union. 

The main objective of the project is to establish a long-term strategic partnership between TUL (Faculty of Materials Technology and Textile Design), top-class leading counterparts at the EU level, and the Polish company in the area of industrial design of innovative textile structures for composites through research networking activities.


The Lodz University of Technology (Poland) is the coordinator of the project, and three top-class leading counterparts at the EU level: University of Borås (Sweden), Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (Germany), University of Zaragoza (Spain), and Wademekum company (Poland) are the partners of the project.


The research activities of the SustDesignTex project are focused on designing innovative textile structures used in lightweight composite structures, like drones or aircraft components, and in other automotive industries. The researchers from the partner institutes collaborate on designing a novel textile structure and evaluating the textile-reinforced composites based on their area of specialization. 


The SustDesignTex project was officially started on the 1st of October 2022 and will be realized until September 2025.


About Łukasiewicz Research Network – Lodz Institute of Technology


Łukasiewicz Research Network – Lodz Institute of Technology started its activity on 1 April, 2022. It was established by merging three Łódź-based institutes operating in the Łukasiewicz Research Network: Łukasiewicz – Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibers, Łukasiewicz - Institute of Leather Industry and Łukasiewicz – Institute of Textiles.


The core activity of Łukasiewicz – Lodz Institute of Technology is carrying out and implementation of research projects as well as international cooperation in the field of scientific research, development work and commercialization. In accordance with the strategic directions adopted in 2021, the Institute is involved in all four lines of activity of the Łukasiewicz Research Network  such as: Health, Sustainable Economy and Energy, Smart and Clean Mobility, and Digital Transformation.


Łukasiewicz – Lodz Institute of Technology belongs to the Łukasiewicz Research Network, the third largest research network in Europe. It is an integrated market player providing attractive, complete and competitive business and technological solutions in the areas of automation, chemistry, biomedicine, ICT, materials and advanced manufacturing.


GreenTex Project

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Project "Sustainable Design and Process in Textiles for Higher Education" Green TEX is funded by the European Union Grant Agreement no. 2021-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000032201

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The GreenTEX project is a European initiative on Sustainable Design and Process in Textiles. Since 2021, GreenTEX has been implemented by 5 partners: Lodz University of Technology (project coordinator), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), University of Zagreb (Croatia), University of Aveiro (Portugal), and Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic).

The intention of the project implementers is to fill the gap in the area of knowledge regarding Sustainable Design and Process in Textiles for Higher Education. The aim of the project is to develop innovative solutions and directions of action to make the industry more environmentally friendly and the end user to receive a safe, high-quality product. The prepared materials will not only contain specific solutions, but will show a whole series of possibilities that can be used in the educational process and in business by planning and developing patterns of sustainable development in textiles.

The implementation of the project will contribute to the education of specialists expected by the current labor market, and who should be ready for a number of challenges, including the introduction of circular economy standards, measuring and reducing the negative impact on the environment, ensuring appropriate working conditions, as well as implementing transparent rules for communicating changes to the environment and consumers.


Conference topics

  • Advanced textile materials and technologies 

  • Technical textiles 

  • Biopolymers 

  • Climatic and environmental issues 

  • Composites including green composites 

  • Energy from waste 

  • Environmental awareness and life cycle analysis 

  • Fibers and matrices 

  • Materials design and technology 

  • Mechanical properties of composites and textiles 

  • Reliability and design 

  • Reuse, recycling and degradation of composites and textiles 

  • Technologies for materials processing and manufacturing 

  • Sustainable fibers and textiles 

  • Testing and materials analysis 


The InnovaTex 2023 Conference (November 22-24 2023) will be hosted by TUL Sports and Education Centre “Sports Bay”at Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland.



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