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4th Dornbirn GFC Innovation Days: Call for Papers 2024!


As part of the Dornbirn GFC, the 4 Innovation Days will take place from September 11 - 13, 2024. The Dornbirn GFC is a great opportunity for innovators to meet the key players in the fiber and textile industry. With its focus on innovation and research, the congress offers an inspiring environment for high-quality contacts. A total of 25 innovative companies and start-ups – from the 1st – 3rd or later stage - can apply to be part of the 4th Dornbirn GFC Innovation Days.

  • Which innovative technological solutions have already established in the market?
  • Do you recognize industry trends and would you like to involve your innovation?
  • Can you make a contribution with your innovation and support the fiber and textile industry with sustainable solutions?
  • Which research activities are currently particularly promising?

If you can answer one of these questions with “yes”, then the 4th Dornbirn GFC Innovation Days is the right place for your company.
Take the opportunity for the benefit of the future and become part of the Dornbirn GFC community.

This offer is on available to innovators:

  • Touch Point in the Foje of the Kulturhaus, Dornbirn, Austria 11 – 13 September 2024
  • Lecture of 20 minutes - Free conference ticket
  • Networking with international fiber producers, processors, machine builders
  • Invitation to the gala evening
  • Invitation to the speakers' evening

The Dornbirn GFC team looks forward to receiving your application! Registration deadline: March 31, 2024 Contact and information: office@~@dornbirn-gfc.com, Ms. Sonja Spöcker

Dornbirn GFC + Dornbirn GFC Innovation Days 2024
11 – 13 September, Dornbirn, Austria


For 2024 we frame our call for papers under four pillars:

Fiber innovations

is the core focus, including all applications like apparel, home, automotive, technical textiles ……
Nonwoven applications itself show very high innovative potential and will be part of this group.
Natural fibers like cotton, wool and others will enrich the wholistic approach in the fibres space.
Raw materials for the manmade fibre production like Pulp and upstream materials for synthetic fibers will extend this core pillar.

Circular Solutions / Recycling/Sustainability

due to rising awareness of the climate change and the implementation of the “Green Deal”, “Sustainable Development Goals”, “ESG” and other, this pillar became enormously relevant over the years including:
Sustainability in general for textiles and nonwovens
new and upcoming sorting- and separation technologies
mechanical recycling and chemical recycling

Energy Solutions

as energy is becoming significantly important for the whole value chain in terms of costs and sustainability, there will be a strong focus on energy innovations at the next congress.

Emerging Tec

topics around Digitalization, AI, Transparency and Traceability will get high influence in the value chain and thus open up new approaches in innovation.


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