Symposium 2024


As a part of the project “Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation-Phase 2” the Second International Symposium on “Igniting Innovation for Sustainable Textile” is going to be organized by Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST). The event will be held on August 05-07, 2024 at AUST Campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The first symposium was successfully organized by UNU-FLORES and held on September 6-7, 2023 in Dresden, Germany.

The main focus of the symposium is to bring academicians, scholars, researchers, industry experts, and policymakers together to provide a platform for discussing the challenges, latest advancements, sustainable and innovative solutions covering several fields in textile engineering, sustainability, and innovation.

We invite all aspiring researchers worldwide to submit their research papers, case studies, and creative works in the form of posters or research papers. The full paper will be peer-reviewed before its final acceptance and will be published as conference proceedings.


Call for Paper:

The topic of the paper submitted to Symposium2024 includes but is not limited to:

  • Renewable energy in the textile industry
  • Textile Industry 4.0
  • Automation in Textile Industry
  • Wastewater Management
  • Sustainable Dyes and Chemical Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Resource nexus in Textiles
  • Sustainable Chemical Processing
  • Sustainable Water Management/ Water Consumption
  • Textile Supply Chain, Merchandising, Fashion Designing
  • Nanotechnology in Textiles
  • Sustainable Textile Waste Management
  • Sustainability and Circularity
  • Innovation for Sustainability

Date: 5th August- 7th August

Venue: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh





Registration Fees

Industry Professionals

4000 tk


2500 tk


1000 tk


For Gala Dinner:  Extra 1000 tk will be added.

Regular Registration fees include the following:

  • Conference Welcome Packet
  • All Technical Sessions (Keynote Speeches, Oral Sessions, Poster Sessions, etc.)
  • Lunch Coupon
  • Coffee Breaks during All Sessions


Registration Process

After sending money, the below registration form has to be submitted.


Bkash Personal Account



Registration Link

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Edeltraud Guenther

Director, UNU-FLORES, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Rauch

Prof. Dr. Michael Rauch

Research Group Leader, RG Textile Finishing and Coloration, Hof University, Germany
Mubarak Ahmad Khan

Dr. Mubarak Ahmad Khan

Scientific Advisor, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, Bangladesh

Invited talks

Dr Natascha van der Welden

Dr. Natascha van der Welden

Independent Researcher and Consultant in Sustainable Textiles and Fashion, UNU-FLORES, Germany
PhD, Cranfield University, UK

Dr. Enrico Fontana

PhD, Cranfield University, UK

Kamol Gomes

Doctoral Researcher, UNU- FLORES, Germany


The whole program is split into three themes namely “Resources and Their Nexuses in Textile Industry”, “Special Sustainable Tools for Sustainability Assessment in Textile Industry”, and “Water and Waste Management in Textile Industry” aligned with the name of the courses offered by CSTI that explores the latest innovation, challenges, and solutions in these segments to create a sustainable textile industry. Moreover, there will be two panel discussions on the textile sustainability with the prominent experts. One of the major attractions of the symposium is the demonstration of Muslin fabric production. As creativity, technology, and know-how are necessary, these three sessions will play a role in achieving a sustainable future of the textile industry along with SDGs through the interdisciplinary engagement of world-class personnel.

Theme 1: Resource Nexus in Textile Industry

Related SDG Goal

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Theme 2: Sustainability Assessment

Related SDG Goal

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Theme 3: Water and Waste Management

Related SDG Goal

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Program Schedule

Pdf of the Program Schedule

Different committees for Symposium

Steering Committee

Organizing Committee

Judge and Technical Committee

Budget Committee

Technical Support:

  • Reasad Azim Bappy, Web Developer/Administrator
  • Sultan Alauddin, Network Assistant

Sub- Committees for Symposium


Symposium 2023