According to studies, 463 million people worldwide are currently affected by diabetes, and the rate of new cases is increasing every year. Almost 6% of the European population suffers from this...

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The flood of environmental and sustainability labels is almost impossible to keep track of. The variety of different seals often leads to confusion among consumers (and companies). Nevertheless,...

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At regular intervals, experts from the AiF SME Research Network present their research to a selected audience. This time the meeting will take the form of a digital exchange. On 23 March, studies from...

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In November 2020, the AiF member Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V. (PFI) joined the AiF Medical Technology Research Alliance (FAM). This therefore makes the PFI the eleventh member of the...

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The shortage of skilled workers creates major challenges for the footwear and leather goods industry. Even in times of Corona, the interest of companies in training and further education opportunities...

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Join us for the 1st of 4 online master sessions on new (bio)resources in biorefineries.

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Berlin, 24 August 2020: Recycling is more than just a fashion. But fashion should increasingly include sensible recycling in the future: People in Germany buy an average of 26 kg of textiles per...

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The topic of vegan is on everyone's mind. Not only in food, but also in the shoe and accessory segment, vegan products are enjoying increasing popularity. At the PFI, enquiries about vegan product...

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The Grüner Knopf ("Green Button") is the first German state seal for sustainable textiles. Anyone who wants to buy ecologically and socially justly produced clothing or textile shoes is able to use...

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The International Shoe Competence Center Germany (ISC) is a strong, efficient partner for industry and retail. Excellent industry knowledge, a comprehensive range of training and further education...

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