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Reinventing a smart, circular and competitive textile industry with advanced myco-fibres

Objective

The aim of MY-FI is to provide the textile industry with a new nonwoven fabrics made of mycelium fibres, with improved performances and reduced environmental impact in comparison with current commercially available fibres. Mycelium fibres are obtained by fungal fermentation, starting from the residues of the textile indusrty, using a mild process and can be used to produce sustainable and performing nonwoven fabrics. Mycelium fibres indeed can extend the field of use of nonwoven fabrics to demanding or luxury applications. In virtue of their properties and aesthetics, mycelium fibres can be adopted, for example, in automotive or footwear applications that currently use animal leather as preferred material. In MY-FI new biofabrication protocols will be optimized and upscaled together with wet processing and material finishing to provide a set of innovative solutions to help the textile industry in facing the challenges posed by the complex megatrends that are quickly chagning markets and customers' lifestyles globally.
The mission of MY-FI is to develop a biobased textile, with advanced functionalities, sustainability and performance, achieving four high level goals:
1. empowering the textile industry to successfully face the challenges posed by the emerging global trends;
2. meet the consumer demand for new functional and sustainable textile products;
3. relief the environmental pressure related to the textile industry, developing a circular and biobased textile that does not generate microplastics.
4. engage the textile stakeholders and provide guidance to policymakers
Mycelium fabrics indeed are fully biobased and sustainable, obtained from circular value chains, widely customizable, highly performing, and can be produced using advanced manufacturing process. Thanks to these properties they have the potential to meet the market demands for sustainable and performing materials, allowing designers and brands to create more functional products.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

MOGU SRL
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 522 375

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 404 375
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT TEXTILE ET CHIMIQUE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 290 062,50
Address
87 Chemin Des Mouilles
69130 Ecully
Activity type
Other
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 550 318,74
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 473 750
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR LEDER UND KUNSTSTOFFBAHNEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 602 125
Address
Meißner Ring 1-5
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 715 312,50
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Other
CONCERIA GAIERA GIOVANNI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 393 925
Address
Via Giosue' Carducci 19/21/23 Robecchetto Con Induno
20020 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOND FACTORY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 525
Address
Via Di Pietro Adalgiso 31,33,35
66100 Chieti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 216 955,38
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 000
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 893,88
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPIN 360 SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 650
Address
Piazzale Cadorna Luigi 9
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXIA INNOVATION UG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 125
Address
Turkenstrasse 29
80799 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)