About Event

In the last few years, rapid advances in science and technology have driven a new materials revolution, supported by some of fashion’s biggest brands and a plethora of start-ups developing materials from novel feedstocks such as algae, fungi and food waste.

The Sustainable Alternative and Bio-Based Alternative Materials Innovation Summit will bring together key decision-makers from bio-material innovators and alternative material providers, together with fashion & apparel brands, leading suppliers and manufacturers, to explore key challenges and opportunities in the successful commercialization of sustainable and bio-based materials at scale.

Next March join fellow experts from MII, Everlane, Reformation, Modern Meadow, Spiber, and many more, to discuss how pioneering alternative and biotech enabled innovations are changing the sustainable materials landscape and adoption. Addressing topics from scaling up from R&D into pilot production and beyond, discover how these new materials are pushing boundaries on both sustainability and functionality, whilst transforming value chains

Why Should I Attend?


Biotechs &
Material Companies

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  • Navigate and overcome the technical, development & manufacturing challenges that can arise, to successfully move from R&D into pilot production and beyond, pushing boundaries on both sustainability and functionality, and successfully commercialising your novel material.
  • Meet with leading brands interested in integrating your innovative materials into their products and future agenda. 


Fashion &
Apparel Brands
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  • Determine how to effectively integrate next-generation materials into your current business model and supply chain to leverage sustainability benefits whilst ensuring your products do not compromise on durability, consistency, performance, and biodegradability.
  • From clothes made from citrus juice to luxury leather being created from apples, find the right bio-based materials to become more sustainable and meet your corporate sustainable development goals.


Investors &
Incubators

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  • Discover the next generation of cutting-edge innovators, developing novel bio-based materials, who are looking to raise their next round of capital.
  • As big companies such as H&M, North Face, Adidas, Ikea and many more are all setting ambitious sustainable materials targets for 2022, it is more important than ever to invest in innovative start-ups who can accelerate this growing industry. ​​​​​​Don’t be left wishing you had met them before they were looking to raise their next round of capital!