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PARTNERSHIP

OPPORTUNITIES

As an event partner, you will be positioned as a critical player in the next-gen materials industry, with the opportunity to showcase the benefits of your product or company to our engaged audience of decision makers.  

 

From a keynote speaking slot, to a virtual booth and enhanced exposure and visibility at, and leading up to, the event, partnering with the Material Innovation Conference can act as an extension and amplification of your current marketing, branding, and CSR efforts.

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If you fit into one of these categories, this event is the perfect opportunity for you!
  • Investors
  • Next-Gen Material Companies
  • Multinational Material Companies
  • Component Suppliers
  • Ground-breaking Solution Providers
  • Fashion, Automotive & Home Goods Brands
Get in touch if you would like to discuss a bespoke partnership option:
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BENEFITS OF

SPONSORING

  • Connect with key decision makers in the next-gen materials industry from leading fashion, automotive and home goods brands, entrepreneurs & innovative materials companies, scientists, and investors. 

  • Position your company as a thought leader in the next-gen materials industry by delivering a dedicated presentation showcasing your expertise and insights.

  • Intensify your visibility at, and in the lead up to, the event with a virtual exhibition booth and enhanced branding across our platform, website, marketing materials and post-event insights. 

  • Partner with the only organization exclusively focused on developing the next-gen material industry and work with an expert team that has been instrumental in building the now mainstream alternative protein ecosystem. Find information on the team and our experience here.

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OUR EVENT PARTNERS

HEADLINE PARTNER
 

Based in New York, Forager develops and tailors advanced mycelium materials for apparel, foams, and insulation. The Ecovative subsidiary leverages the deep expertise of Ecovative’s Mycelium Foundry to grow sustainable materials tuned for performance. Products include vegan hides that are plastic-free, and foams made from mushrooms not petroleum. Through partnerships with leading brands and product developers, Forager is accelerating circularity in fashion, footwear, and automotive industries with the next generation of mycelium materials to meet the fast-growing consumer demand for products that benefit people and planet Earth.

PLATINUM PARTNER
 
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MycoWorks is a biotechnology company founded by artists with the mission to create a platform for the highest quality materials using Fine Mycelium. Drawing on over three decades of pioneering research and innovation by our creative founding team, MycoWorks’ proprietary Fine Mycelium platform has enabled a new class of premium, non-animal materials that are the next evolution in mycelium. We are using the tools of biotechnology, manufacturing excellence and creative, master craftsmanship to grow the future of materials.

GOLD PARTNER
 
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Faircraft develops a beautiful and environmentally efficient alternative to animal leather, by lab-growing it from stem cells. Leveraging unique cellular culture, material science and tissue engineering techniques, Faircraft came up with a cultivated leather that celebrates traditional leather craftsmanship, while drastically reducing CO2 emissions and opening new doors for leather goods designers.

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VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells. Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce a range of new biomaterials that achieve the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The cultivated leather process involves taking a one-time collection of cells from an animal, which then grow in a nutrient-rich environment. Without ever going back to the animal again, the immortalized cells from the cell line grow, divide and form into tissue. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional animal hides, containing a variety of cells and proteins that make up a durable and luxurious material when finished, but without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather.

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Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) is a material science company giving industries categorically new material platforms to create responsibly. NFW invents and manufactures shockingly sustainable products from plants. Beginning with inherently circular, natural ingredients, NFW is making a material-rich, plastic-free future possible.

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Everlane is an apparel brand built on designing timeless products that do good for both their customers and the environment. Everlane wants the right choice to be as easy as putting on a T-shirt. That’s why they partner with the best ethical factories around the world, source only the finest materials, and work diligently to build a more sustainable supply chain. To hold themselves accountable, they share these stories with customers and reveal the true cost behind every product they make. Building on those radically transparent values, they’ve placed sustainability front and center. They’ve committed to eliminating all virgin plastics from their supply chain by 2021 and to transferring their line to be all organic cotton by 2023. Everlane is leading the charge towards a sustainable supply chain.

 
SILVER PARTNERS
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Modern Meadow was founded on the belief that customers should not have to choose between performance and sustainability. At the intersection of biotechnology and material science, Modern Meadow designs materials solutions for the way we want the world to perform. We are pioneers of biofabrication, building with biology. This enables us to harness unique properties of proteins to move the world away from petrochemical and animal-derived inputs, leading a shift to the bioeconomy. Modern Meadow Biofabricated Materials offer the world a new way forward. By introducing a more effective, more responsible, and readily available supply, we are shifting demand away from extractive practices and toward a sustainable bioeconomy. Our philosophy and sustainability principles help us stay focused on the most critical environmental issues and challenge us to design our products and systems in the most sustainable manner. But we cannot build a bioeconomy alone. We are partnering with companies, developing bio-based supply chains, and speaking with businesses looking to design for sustainability from the start. Together we can create new coalitions to build out the environmentally conscious alternatives our planet desperately needs.

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Veshin (pronounced V-shin) is an original equipment/design manufacture (OEM & ODM) specializing in luxury vegan leather & premium recycled synthetics, bags & accessories. Built off a philosophy centered on sustainability, transparency & raising consciousness.

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Polybion is bringing to life premium next-generation biomaterials like Celium®, a bacterial cellulose-based, [high-performance] biotextile. Polybion’s North Star is Waste as Raw Material. We recognize waste as a starting point for value creation. By using waste to grow and offer alternatives to widely used materials today by humanity, we are a beacon for sustainability and a circular economy. Our purpose is to bring performance and possibility to 21st-century designers and material engineers to market biology's wonders to the world.