|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.
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW AVAILABLE!
EDANA invites academics, researchers and industry experts to submit their papers or posters for consideration for presentation at the conference.
To apply, submit your abstract or proposed poster to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 10th May 2017. Abstracts and presentations must be in English. To submit your paper abstract or proposed poster, please use the template (in the right column under "Related dcuments")
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 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.
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
- 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 given 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. NIA 2013 EDITION - TOURCOING (LILLE METROPOLE) I FRANCE
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.
The NIA 2013 featured a Poster Session, which gave the students the opportunity to show their study/research.
Discover all the posters
presented during the NIA13 Research & Innovation Poster Session.