ABOUT THE PLATFORM

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INSPIRE

MII aims to advance the next-gen materials industry by providing vital expertise to help resolve some of the industry’s challenges right at the source.

 

Our intuitive platform makes it easy for you to access the latest insights from our industry leading speakers through our dedicated Stage area, and interact directly with speakers through our live Q&A capabilities. 

 

Want to revisit some content after the event? We’ll share recordings and key insights from the event for you to come back to whenever you like.

CONNECT

Bringing together all the key players along the path from concept to commercialization is critical for accelerating the development of next-gen materials that can outcompete animal-derived materials. 

 

Our easy-to-use platform makes it simple for attendees to spark meaningful conversations and network effectively, through public & private chat rooms, live discussions, and 1-1 video calls.

 

Want to stimulate bumping into someone in the corridor? Our speed networking functionality allows you to be matched with another attendee at random.

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Photo Credit: Modern Meadow

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Photo Credit: Kintra

INNOVATE

​To support the growth of the market for next-gen materials, we are creating an industry ecosystem of leading brands, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and raw material suppliers. 

 

Our virtual exhibition booths allows you to connect with the most innovative companies and solution providers, all in one place. 


Want to showcase your company as a thought leader in the space? Explore our partnership options and secure a virtual booth today.

What Are Next-Generation Materials?

The term “next-gen materials” refers to materials that are livestock free direct replacements for conventional animal-based leather, silk, down, fur, wool, and exotic skins. These replacement materials use a variety of biomimicry approaches to replicate the aesthetics and performance of their animal based counterparts.

 

Examples of exclusions from this definition:

  • Materials that are not directly replacing animal-based materials;

  • Materials designed for use in construction, thermal cooling, and packaging solutions that traditionally do not make use of animal based materials;

  • Recycling and up-cycling technologies;

  • Wearable technologies;

  • Dye, cut, trim, or other manufacturing and supply chain technologies.

Download our State of the Industry Report for more information on the next-gen materials industry.