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.
P&G aims to accelerate their innovation outcomes around sustainability that will improve life for generations to come.
Looking for 8-10 Startups to present their technology on Sept 20 in the field of Sustainability and its many arms. Participation will entail short Startup Lightning Talks and Lunch Exhibit.
W.L. Gore & Associates has recently launched a Sustainability Initiative to explore business opportunities that will create a more sustainable future. They are interested in meeting and exploring ideas to work together with startups that have created innovative material technologies that fit the theme of a sustainable future across a broad range of application areas. In particular, they are seeking new material advancements in cleantech (such as membranes), catalysis, separations and biofabrication.
P&G Latin America has a common objective of driving an innovation mindset to solve the most important business challenges related to sustainability. This has been declared a priority for the company and its business units in LATAM which have already defined clear strategies and metrics and are looking for innovative solutions to support their vision and goals.
At P&G we recently announced our ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our supply chain and operations by 2040, from raw material to retailer.
This one-day event will bring together industry leaders, thought leaders, innovators and disruptors around the topic of Sustainability. We will explore sustainability and its business implications across industries from the perspective of senior corporate leaders, startup founders, investors and world class MIT faculty via keynotes, panel discussion, lightning talks and startup exhibits. Topic should appeal to a broad cross section of senior executives regardless of industry.
How should corporates set and reach their sustainability goals? What work are industry leaders doing today to decarbonize their operations, and what themes are emerging? How should we think about sustainability partnerships with competitors, government, investors and startups? Where are investors putting their capital? What problems can startups solve for corporates, and what do effective startup-corporate partnerships look like? These are just some of the questions we will address.
Join us to be part of the conversation, and to be part of the solution.
The event is jointly organized by the MIT Startup Exchange and the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).
MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry, exclusively members of MIT's Industrial Liaison Program. “MIT-connected” startups are based on licensed MIT technology, or are founded by MIT faculty, staff, or alumni. Currently, over 1,000 startups are registered with MIT Startup Exchange.
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