The innovation ecosystem in advanced textiles

June 26th, 2023

The Novamont Group based in Italy was created to pursue the integration of chemistry and agriculture. Its innovative Mater-Bi is a family of bioplastics that’s biodegradable even at low temperatures, does not release microplastics into the environment and has no eco-toxic effects. Photo: Novamont. Billionaire investor Raymond Dalio, founder and chairman of Bridgewater Associates, an American investment […]

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A startup ecosystem

May 9th, 2022

This oil-absorbent fibrous product showcases a successful academia and industry collaboration in support of a startup. Photo: Brad Thomas, Texas Tech University.  The recent COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for, and the benefits of, translational research, which enables startups. “Startups are akin to having new plants and trees in an ecosystem,” says Dr. Atul […]

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Entrepreneurs sought for advanced textiles program

December 20th, 2017

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) has partnered with MIT Venture Mentoring Service to launch a year-long pre-commercial, part-time program for entrepreneurs with a passion for commercializing important innovations in the advanced fabrics space domestically. The project is now seeking applicants for its Advanced Fabric Entrepreneurship Program (AFEP). People who have an idea for an […]

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