About Us

Every year, we consume 100 billion tonnes of materials. Buildings, consumer products, furniture — everything is made up of materials like sand, clay, cement, wood, oil — and we’re running out. If we want prosperity, we need to replace the control and consume culture, towards a more collaborative & circular alternative.


A Material Innovation Center (MIC) is a space where we apply circular products & business models  at scale by bringing to light the world’s undervalued materials.

 

As a global network of innovation workshops— fitted out with  tools & machinery—MIC enables its community to exchange  pathways to transform undervalued materials into commercially scaleable circular applications. The online platform acts as a  limitless knowledge bank to enable learning flows between its Centers and bring to light exemplar circular material solutions. MIC believes that this cross-pollination is critical, and works actively to share technologies and business models, fostering partnerships and unlocking investments across its global workshops.

 

Through empirical examples, radical collaboration, and bona fide commercialization; we all take responsibility to capture and distribute the true value of materials, and  replenish our natural systems.

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Who is MIC for? 

MIC supports multi-disciplinary experts at the intersection of design, technology and material science. Our workshop spaces and unique programming make it possible to come and experiment, prototype and realize a positive impact at scale.

 

Whether you are a Designer, Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Student or Investor; you’re welcome at MIC to bring your circular creativity to the workbench!

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