Join us for this virtual pitch competition focused on developing advanced textile fabric and fibers technologies.


The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Project Call 2.0 selected startup companies seeking contracts to further opportunities for advanced textile technologies.


As part of this program, we will showcase nine early-stage startup finalists from AFFOA’s Project Call 2.0 that are developing advanced fiber and fabric technologies in a virtual pitch format.

The program will feature technical, leadership, and strategic remarks from AFFOA senior leaders and the extended advanced functional fabrics community. We anticipate the program will begin at 10 AM (EDT) and last until 3 PM (EDT). This plan is subject to change.

When and Where

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • 10AM - 3PM
  • Virtual



Reasons to Attend

  • Discover novel solutions and cutting-edge e-textile technologies.
  • Catalyze the textile innovation ecosystem with keynotes and industry thought leadership.


AFFOA Project 2.0



AFFOA is a non-profit, public-private partnership founded in 2016 as one of the DoD funded Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, AFFOA’s mission is to rekindle the textiles industry by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber & fabric technology and manufacturing innovation, enabling revolutionary new system capabilities for commercial and defense applications. To catalyze the development of advanced functional fibers and strengthen the domestic textile industrial base, AFFOA has assembled a Fabric Innovation Network (FIN) made up of 120+ member organizations including startups, universities, manufacturers, commercial industry and defense partners to bring advanced fiber technologies to market. For more information visit or tweet @AFFOA_RFT.