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.
Senior executives from TOTAL will be visiting MIT from Oct 8-10 for the purpose of exploring potential partnerships with MIT startups. The goal of October’s visit is to meet experts that can help to find the best way to enhance Data Management (DM) practices throughout TOTAL entities. Data must be managed effectively and valued to maximize its business impact. Attendees from TOTAL include Michel Lutz, Group Data Officer, and Gaile Lejay, Business analyst.
Leading petrochemical company seeks technologies to enable weight reduction of thermoplastics in packaging and the automotive industry.
The Chief Digital Officer of new ILP member, Nexa, will be on MIT campus from Oct 9-10 and is interested in meeting with startups for collaborations on digital technologies for the firm.
Nexa Resources is a global mining company and one of the invested companies of Votorantim (one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Latin America). They are interested in clean environmental technologies for mining industry, including tailings, water and air purification.
PTT, a Thailand-based energy company, seeks startups in hydrocarbon disruption, circular economy, and manufacturing technologies. They will visit MIT campus on Oct 16-17.
A Brazilian mining company is seeking startups to transform and increase production chain.
Lightning Talks featuring startups: Enbiotix, Ginkgo Bioworks, ManusBio, Glympse Bio, BioDevek, Asimov, and BioBuilder.