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The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) accelerates the development of sustainable and animal-free materials. In our News Center, you’ll find news, event announcements, press releases, and statements from MII’s leadership.

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15 February 2023, Napa: The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) today...
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Discover recent advances in science and technology that are paving...
The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) issued a first-of-its-kind State of...

Why we need next-gen materials Animal-derived materials, particularly leather, are...

The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) issued its second State of...

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There are at least eight companies across the globe using mycelium to make leather, per the 2021 MII report.

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New Nonprofit Focuses on Developing Sustainable Materials

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Investment in next-generation materials more than doubled in 2021 to nearly $1 billion, according to MII.

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The plant-based craze is coming for fashion

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