The DITF has had a digital multifunctional laboratory for some time. The 160 m² laboratory addresses the key megatrends of the textile industry: sustainability, digitalization and individualization of customer solutions. The "Digital Textile Micro Factory" of the DITF's Centre for Management Research is the nucleus for projects around flexible and sustainable production processes of a textile factory of the future. The laboratory was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "Zwanzig20" funding program within the "futureTEX" project and serves to specifically strengthen the traditional textile industry in the above-mentioned strategic fields of action.
The multifunctional laboratory is a research and demonstration environment for projects, workshops and (teaching) events on the topics of Industry 4.0 and microfactories. It has an independent IT infrastructure and a highly networked and sensor-monitored interior. This provides the perfect environment for the implementation of current and future research projects in these areas.