ICNF 2021 - 5th International Conference on Natural Fibers

Natural Fibrenamics Award 2021

Development of value added, functional, cost-effective and innovative products is one the key strategies to increase the competitiveness of industrial sectors dealing with natural fibres. Looking at this important goal, and after the success of the last four editions of the Natural Fibrenamics Award, this event is again included in the ICNF2021 program, to award the best innovative products in the field of natural fibers. The innovative product applications will be displayed during the conference in a special showroom prepared for this purpose and evaluated by a selected jury, in terms of innovation, design and functionality. The contest intends to be a showcase of the latest innovations in the field of natural fibers, both for the scientific and industrial communities.

No registration fees, regarding the participation at Natural Fibrenamics Award 2021, are required for applicants and conference registration is not mandatory.

The Application Form and Conditions of Entry can be found bellow.

The deadline for submission is 9th May 2021.



  • Application form (doc, pdf)
  • Conditions of entry (pdf)

Winners of the last editions:


Winner of the Natural Fibrenamics Award 2019


Author: Fernando Merino - ERT Group

Project: NFPP for Smart Composites

Winner of the Natural Fibrenamics Award 2017


Author: Lasa

Project: Smart Bed

Winner of the Natural Fibrenamics Award 2015


Author: Ahmed El-Sabbagh

Project: Development of novel flame retardant natural fibers reinforced plastic composites by extrusion

Winner of the Natural Fibrenamics Award 2013


Author: Marko Likon

Project: Use of poplar seed fibers as advanced materials for production of super sorbents and insulation materials


Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award will be included in this edition, in recognition of the most outstanding posters of the conference. A Poster Award Committee will review all of the posters during the poster sessions. Selections are based on three criteria: Originality of the Research, Clarity of the presentation, and Quality of the results presented.

All presented posters are eligible for nomination for this award.

MDPI Young Research Award

In recognition of the work carried out by PhD Students in favor of science and research in natural fibers and as an incentive for its continuation, MPDI — official sponsor of ICNF2021 — offers 1 free registration to a young researcher whose work stands out among the abstracts submitted for the conference.

Winner of the 2021 edition: "STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF FLAX FABRIC-REINFORCED EPOXY PIPES" - Saeed Eyvazinejad Firouzsalari, The University of Auckland





  • - Application form (doc, pdf)
  • - Cond. of entry (pdf)



Abstract submission

24th January 2021

Communication of acceptance

15th February 2021

Early Bird registration

19th March 2021

Award Application

9th May 2021