For more than 60 years now, Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. coordinates a network of actually 16 textile research institutes in Germany. About 1.200 researchers participate in national and EU funding schemes to develop new technologies and innovations in the field of fiber-based materials and textile composites giving input into many industrial growth sectors.
This unique FKT textile research network links education, research and economy. Collective research projects initiated by SME are funded on a pre-competitive level in the scheme of Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (IGF) by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Due to these research activities textile industry converted to a material supplier constantly renewing products, processes and services. FKT accelerates knowledge transfer of research results into SME by linking industry and science.