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EDANA Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2017 (updated October 14, 2017)

October 25 - October 26

EDANA’s Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2017 is scheduled for October 25-26 in Chemnitz, Germany under the motto of nonwovens research and innovation conference.

The Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA) brings together academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts, to encourage the development of technical understanding and research to support innovation and growth in the nonwovens and related industries.

In 2017, it is hosted by our partner Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) in their brand new Center of Textile Lightweight Engineering in Chemnitz / Germany.

Topics will include:

General innovations in:

– Raw materials or components that are of special relevance to the nonwovens industry

– Finished products made of, or incorporating nonwovens

– Processing recycled carbon fibres

– Sustainable nonwoven products or processes

Specific innovations in:

– Cradle-to-Cradle in nonwoven

– Nonwoven-based lightweight structures in different applications

 

2017 EDANA Nonwovens R&D Student Grant

The EDANA nonwovens R&D student grant will allow undergraduate or postgraduate students to attend this highly recognized event for free. Registration fees and all travel expenses will be paid by EDANA. Information on how to apply is available here

The students will have the opportunity to showcase their project through posters during the NIA event. An independent panel of experts will cast their votes on all projects. The laureates, authors of the 3 highest rated projects will be invited at the International Nonwovens Symposium in Rome, 23-24 May 2018 to present their latest work in front of the 250+ attendees

  • Frederik Cloppenburg, Head of Research Group Nonwoven Technology – Institute für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Bahattin Düzenli, B.Sc. Candidate – 4th Grade Student – Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey) Mohamed Elsharkawy – Research Assistant – National Research Center (Egypt)
  • Ali Hassnain Farrukh, M.Sc E-TEAM – Ghent University (Belgium)
  • Ben Golland, PhD Student CDT Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine – Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering (IMBE), University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
  • Zuhaib Hassan, Phd Student – Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)
  • Vijay Kumar, Phd Student – University of Borås (Sweden)
  • Yolanda Leask, MA Student, Textile and Surface Design – Weissensee School of Art (Germany)
  • Maneesh Kumar Mishra, PhD Researcher – ENSAIT-GEMTEX (France)
  • Christian Möbitz, Researcher – Institute für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Kameswara Rao, PhD Student – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)
  • Jessica Rickman, PhD Researcher – Clothworkers Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare – University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
  • Sumit Sharma, PhD Student – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)
  • Muhammad Umar, PhD Researcher – The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
  • Pranil Vora, Textile Technology Student – D.K.T.E’S Textile & Engineering Institute (India)

Discover their full profile here

Since 2006, and the kick-off edition in Roubaix, France, the Nonwovens Academy has brought together around 650 delegates from a large number of academic, research and testing institutes from 4 continents as well as industrial companies.

The conference has rotated so far between French, German, Swedish and UK centres who had the opportunity of hosting the conference and showing their capabilities in the field of the nonwovens research and innovation. Any research or academic institute or university department interested, is invited to join this network.

The 2015 Conference offered:

Dr. Bryan Haynes as keynote speaker

The Academy’s presentations began with a keynote speech: ‘From incremental to breakthrough innovation – moving nonwovens innovation forward’, by Dr Bryan Haynes, Director of Global Nonwovens Research & Engineering from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

A diversified programme:

With contributions from both the academic world and from the nonwovens and related industries. The topics were:

–         New materials

–         Emerging technologies

–        Processing recycled carbon fibres

–        Modelling

–        Performance enhancement

Much more than a conference:

Visit of the Nonwovens Research Group facilities

The conference started with a visit of the Nonwovens Research Group’s facilities at the University of Leeds, one of Europe’s largest academic groups specialising in nonwovens science and technology.

A posters session

Delegates had the opportunity to visit a poster session showcasing academic projects and studies, and network during the breaks with their authors. The authors (students and researchers from a number of centres of excellence) have been selected to present their latest work within the broad range of topics pertaining to the scope of the Academy.

Awards were bestowed to:

– Tarun Kumar Agrawal (University of Lille/ENSAIT): “Intelligent Nonwoven Carpet for Human Footstep Tracking”

– Robabeh Zohreh Gharaei (Leeds University)

The winners were invited to present a paper to the EDANA’s International Nonwovens Symposium in Warsaw, which took place on 1 -2 June 2016. EDANA also covered the cost of travel, accommodation and registration.

And of course Networking

The Nonwovens Innovation Academy offered many formal and informal opportunities to network with speakers and professionals, including an evening cocktail and a nonwovens art and fashion showcase.

More information and flyer of the event can be had here

The Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA) brings together academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts, to encourage the development of technical understanding and research to support innovation and growth in the nonwovens and related industries.

In 2017, it is hosted by our partner Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) in their brand new Center of Textile Lightweight Engineering in Chemnitz / Germany.

 

 

There are only two weeks ahead before the event takes place, so hurry up!

 

 

 

 

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Details

Start:
October 25
End:
October 26
Website:
http://www.edana.org