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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Sectors covered
Technology innovation in textile & clothing
Innovation priority
Circular economy and resource efficiency


Studio Ilfa Siebenhaar is a fashion and biodesign studio located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It performs experimental research in areas such as the dyeing of textiles with pigmented bacteria through its Living Colour project.

Vienna Textile Lab (VTL) is an industrial biotechnology company that produces and sells biogenic textile dyes and pigments.


The BInc partnership aims to create biogenic inks for textile printing. This will provide a competitive alternative to polluting coloured petrochemicals.

Outcome of ELIIT project support

Impact (to date)

With the support of the ELIIT project we were finally able to form a partnership and trial new applications of our pigments.

We also both strengthened our market position.


SME: Studio Ilfa Siebenhaar

Country: Netherlands
Year of creation: 2017
More information: company website , Instagram

Technical provider: VTL GmbH - Vienna Textile Lab

Country: Austria
More information: company website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn