acatech adds more experts and among we find the head of ITA
acatech adds more experts and among we find Prof. Thomas Gries from ITA Institute for Textile Technology of Aachen University
acatech, the German Academy of Sciences has reinforced its expert teams by 27 experts from the sector of Engineering and Natural Sciences as well as of Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences. Among the new members is Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries from ITA RWTH Aachen University. He stated: “I am very proud that I can underline the great significance of Technical Texiles within acatech. He is also the head of the Faculty of textile machinery at RWTHJ Aachen University.
It is noteworthy that Germany is the world’s market leader in the development and manufacturing of demanding Technical Textiles. The proceeds of Germanmanufacturers in this sector amounts to around EUR 13 billion annually (according to the umbrella association textile+mode). Automotives and lightweight composites, construction and medical sectors are the main users of such products.
The members of acatech are forming the interface between Sciences, the economy and politics. They define recommendations for the acatech thematic networks.
Acatech represents German Engineering Sciences nationally as well as in the outside world in self-decisive, independent and public welfare. As a working academy, it counsels politics and society in engineering sciences and technology policy. In addition, acatech has the aim to support science transfer between sciences and economy and to promote engineering junior talent.