Braskem is a $15B global plastic manufacturer in Brazil. They are looking to manufacture Plastic/composite ties that will outlast wood, ideally using recycled material. They currently have this capability but are looking for product advantage/benefits around: rail/wheel interaction; ballast’s maintenance consumption; Life Cycle cost of the tie; Environment requisitions; and pavement’s levels design.
Traditional energy company in China is transitioning and expanding into new business domains. They are looking to collaborate with the right partners and invest in new technology or products in the materials area so that they could establish a competitive edge in commercializing such relevant technologies/products. The investment could be in the $20 – 100 M range.
There’s been growing interest from industry for materials innovation from MIT and MIT-connected startups. Corporates are asking for materials of increased performance, reduced cost/weight, or reduced carbon footprint. This MIT Startup Webinar on Materials will feature Chris Schuh, former head of MIT’s Materials Science and Engineering Department, giving a quick overview of materials innovation at MIT and current challenges in materials research, followed by lightning talks by MIT startups in advanced materials & formulation and sustainable materials and packaging. Then we’ll have a Q&A and discussion with the MIT startups on how they can work with corporates to solve some of their materials challenges.
2019 MIT Startup Exchange Workshop: Sustainable Materials Innovation
December 3, 2019
MIT Startup Exchange presents its December Startup Workshop, centered around sustainable materials innovation. MIT Startup Exchange works to help create partnerships between over 1,800 MIT-connected startups and industry, represented by MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) members. Today, there is a large and growing societal interest for greater sustainability in the material systems that provide for a modern life style. The call is across all industry sectors, and includes the entire value chain including raw materials, material processing, material uses, and end-of-cycle treatment/reuse. This represents a challenge and an opportunity for companies, and many MIT startups are developing and providing innovative technology and business model solutions. This workshop will present perspectives from industry leaders, academics, and corporate investors, while showcasing several MIT-connected startups in this field.
Global Electronics Material Company Seeks Startups for Development/Distribution Partnerships in Asian Semiconductor/Display Materials Markets
Seoyon E-hwa seeks startups for partnership around eco-wrapping material technologies.
The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) is looking for new affordable and insulating material for cooler glass doors.
Synthetic biology is no longer only a specialty research area, it is rapidly going mainstream. Key industries are starting to depend on its key promises to change the relationship between technology and nature.