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.
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!