DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2021

DNFI Award 2021For the fifth time in a row since 2017, the Discover National Fibre Initiative is once again 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 progressive work and projects by people and institutions at the level of production and use of natural fibres.

“We see an increased interest in natural fibers currently. The unbeatable properties of natural made material like biodegradability and renewability, has to be emphasized. This is the future “ said Elke Hortmeyer, chairwoman of DNFI and Director of Communication and International Relations at the Bremen Cotton Exchange.

The DNFI Award 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 in which the innovative product or process has been implemented and the potential for opening up new markets or sectors for products made from natural fibres.


Nominations for the 2021 DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award are now being accepted.


Candidates for the DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2021 are requested to send the application with the appropriate submission form by email to: Secretariat[at]dnfi.org.

Closing date for applications is 10 September 2021. Short-listed competitors will be notified by 17 September 2021. The winners will be announced in October 2021.

The winner will be recognized by press release and announcement at the plenary meetings of DNFI members. The date and the place for Award Ceremony will be announced before the end of the year.


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