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Major NSF boost for North Carolina

One of the single largest investment programmes in place-specific R&D in US history.

30th January 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  North Carolina, USA

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

North Carolina’s textile industry is to receive funding of up to $160 million over the next ten years from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), to drive innovation, with a focus on developing new routes to recycling waste materials into new fibres.

The North Carolina Textile Innovation and Sustainability Engine is one of ten to be established by the Biden government with NSF investment of nearly $1.6 billion over the next decade – representing one of the single largest investments in place-based research and development in the nation’s history.

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