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Education Programme @ STFI


Technical textiles are indispensable in our modern world!

Many companies in the textile industry have made their reputation with product quality and product innovation and are well positioned, both nationally and internationally. Well-qualified employees are the backbone of every company performance whether in management or in production.

The training and further education of specialists as well as the qualification of career changers are measures that are essential for the company's success.

The Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. would like to contribute to the success of your textile company with its new training programme. We have been an innovation partner and service provider for our customers in the past 30 years.

Our main focus lies in the areas of nonwovens, technical textiles, textile lightweight engineering, textile recycling, functionalisation, digitisation and Industry 4.0 as well as in the field of testing and certification services. We would like to share our knowledge with you. In our extensive programme you will find topics that will certainly be of interest to your company. The focal points of our educational offer are composite training, qualification and further professional training as well as textile technology projects as textile-Info.

Have we piqued your interest? We look forward to welcoming you or the employees of your company as participants in our educational events.


Jens Stopp | Head of Akademie
Technical woven and knitted Fabrics
+49 371 5274-0

Denise Braun | Deputy head of Akademie
Functionalisation I Chemical Analytics
+49 371 5274-0

Collaborative Training

Your trainees gain a broad insight into the textile industry. Our modules can be supplement or deepen important training focal points.

We offer all modules as basic and advanced programmes or completely individually tailored to your needs in terms of time and content.

You will find the carefully prepared module descriptions and prices on this page very soon. We would be pleased to welcome trainees from your company to one of our training courses.

Qualification | Further Training

All our programmes are perfectly suited for the qualification or further training of your employees.

Especially if your company is specialised in a certain field, it may be of interest to gain professional knowledge and expertise of other textile sub-areas – theoretically or practically.

Reward the good performance of employees with a separate training opportunity. In this way, you can combine a few days outside the usual daily routine with valuable knowledge for your company.


We would like to inspire you for textiles. For this purpose, we offer you two projects. Please contact us!

Textile-Info for schools
In a double lesson, we will supply you with information on our "Textile World", the apprenticeship professions of textile laboratory assistant, textile production mechanic, product finisher and chemical laboratory assistant, as well as opportunities for possible qualifications. This offer is especially suited for schools with 9th and 10th grade graduates.

Backpack project
In this project, you will experience how your individual backpack is created from simple threads. The project provides a broad overview into the textile world. This offer is aimed at pupils and groups of vocational school teachers, employees of textile companies or interested parties. The project is suitable as a team-building opportunity or as a company event.

Training Courses

The STFI offers all customers and interested parties further education seminars and training courses in a wide range of fields. As far as possible, we focus on your wishes and needs. Our experts will be happy to coordinate the training contents with you.

Depending on the scope and content, the seminars are carried out as one-day or multi-day seminars. Participants receive comprehensive training and information material. The theoretical part takes place in modern, well-equipped consulting rooms supported by practical demonstrations directly shown at the plants and in the laboratories.

Please contact us and let us know what your requirements are.

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