Programs & Outreach

iMatSci Innovation Showcase: Innovation in Materials Science

Showcasing Success

A woman and man view a petri dish.Every fall, the iMatSci Innovation Showcase selects the most revolutionary and original materials companies to present their technologies at the MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston.

Many of our past innovator teams have gone on to achieve great success; collectively they have raised over $66.7 million in funding and have built new and sustaining partnerships.

Take a look at some of iMatSci’s biggest success stories:


Adaptive 3D Technologies
Mouthguard Named Best Athletic Mouthguard by the Dental Advisor

Akervall Technologies
Adaptive 3D Technologies Launches World’s Highest-Strain 3D Printable Polymer

Akron Ascent Innovations
Akron Ascent Innovations Awarded NSF TECP Grant for Commercialization

Ares Materials
Ares Materials Receives NSF Phase II SBIR Grant

Articulate Biosciences
Articulate Biosciences Selected as Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS Company

BMSEED
BMSEED Selected as Participant in the NIH I-Corps Program

Euclid Tech Labs
Euclid Tech Labs Wins Three 2018 DOE Phase II SBIR Grants

Forge Nano (PnematiCoat Technologies)
Forge Nano, Winner of the 2017 R&D 100 Award as Co-Developer with General Motors

Liquid-Entrenched Smooth Surface (LESS)
New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water
Engineering Team Wins Grand Prize for Water-Saving, Impactful Tech

NBD Nanotechnologies
NBD Nano Announces Partnership with International Condenser Tube Manufacturer

SAFCell Inc.
U.S. Army: SAFCell, a "Success Story"
SAFCell Inc. Awarded $3MM from ARPA-E

Serionix
Serionix Wins Cozad Competition
Serionix Receives NASA Phase II Award

SLIPS Technologies
SLIPS Technologies Announces $8.6 Million in New Funding Round
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Announces New Collaborations

ThruPore
ThruPore Selected as Finalist in World Materials Forum Startup Competition
ThruPore Announces $540,000 First Close of a $1 Million Seed Round Led by Robinhood Ventures

Tyrata
Duke Start-Up Tyrata Secures $4.5 Million in Series A Financing

Urbix Resources
Phoenix-Based Entrepreneur Ushers in the "Graphene Era" to Packed TEDx Audience
Urbix Resources CEO Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy

Vaporsens
Salt Lake City Company Receives $100K to Develop Formaldehyde Detection Technology

Virolock Technologies, Inc.
The BF TechCelerator @ State College Announces Latest Winner – Virolock Technologies, Inc!


To learn more or get involved, please contact Natalie Larocco.