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iMatSci Innovation Showcase: Innovation in Materials Science

iMatSci at the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

iMatSci will take place Tuesday, November 28.


iMatSci Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for a complimentary Guest-Only pass, which gives you access to iMatSci programming on Tuesday, November 28 at the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts. When registering, please use the code IMATSCI in step one.

This pass does not permit access to the full Meeting. For full accessclick here to register

Register Now

Please use the access code IMATSCI in Step 1 of registration


Become an iMatSci Innovator! » Deadline Extended

Are you a pre-revenue or seed-stage materials innovator and entrepreneur looking to demonstrate the value of your product to high-level decision makers and materials venture investors? 

Join us for the iMatSci Innovation Showcase, where you will have the unprecedented opportunity to meet and interact with industry, R&D leaders, and investors who can help to effectively lead your venture to success!

Submit Your Innovator Application

Application deadline has been extended! Deadline is September 25, 2023


iMatSci at the 2023 Fall Meeting

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact us.



More about iMatSci

Launched at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting, the iMatSci Innovation Showcase provides a platform for independent technology leaders and those at universities, research labs and start-up companies to demonstrate the practical applications of their materials-based technologies.

With a goal of spurring collaboration that will accelerate the adoption of new materials technologies for real-world applications, iMatSci connects these innovators with early-stage investors, corporate technology scouts, R&D professionals and potential partners, all under one platform.

The iMatSci Innovation Showcase is designed to exhibit technologies that have not yet been productized but where there is a working prototype or evidence of a repeatable process. The entities behind these innovations will generally be pre-revenue and seed-stage innovators that are actively seeking partners, funding or avenues for moving towards product commercialization; however iMatSci will also consider showcasing innovative technologies that are emerging from an existing corporate entity.

Want to be a part of iMatSci?
Follow the links below for more information!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact us.




Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

First Place 

Aaron Baskerville-Bridges, AeroShield Materials, Inc. Transparent, Super-Insulating Silica Aerogels

Second Place

George Boyajain, Mussel Polymers, Inc. Catechol Coatings for Wet Adhesions, Carbon Fiber, Dental and Biomed Applications

Third Place

Dan Esposito, Guardion, Inc. Advancing Trace Detection of Matter with 2D Materials

Chemical Angel Network - $10,000 Investment Prize

Patrick Rivelli, Hyunwoo Yuk  SanaHeal, Inc. Barnacle Glue-Inspired Hemostasis in Seconds


To learn more or get involved, please contact us.