For the fifth time in a row since 2017, the Discover Natural Fibre Initiative is inviting entries for its now coveted DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award. The aim of the award is to raise public awareness of the achievements of the natural fibres sector as a whole by recognising innovative work and projects at the level of production and use of natural fibres.
The DNFI Awards will be judged in three categories: Innovative products/components or applications, innovative processes/procedures, research and science. The evaluation criteria are: outstanding scientific work and technical feasibility, the extent of improvement or effectiveness of the innovation compared to existing products or processes and the potential for opening up new markets, or sectors for products made from natural fibres.
“Extraordinary research has been showcased by DNFI over the last four years.
Winners of the Innovation Award experienced increased awareness of their work and the potential for natural fibres to be used in products that raise producer welfare, improve consumer experiences, and reduce environmental impacts.
The DNFI Innovation Award recognizes research that all of us who advocate for natural fibres can be proud of.”
Quote: Dr. Terry Townsend, DNFI Member and International Cotton Industry Consultant Cotton Analytics.
Applicants are invited to submit their proposals by email to: Secretariat[at]dnfi.org.
Application templates are available on the DNFI web site: https://www.dnfi.org/dnfi-award
Closing Date for award applications is 10. September 2021.
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