Our Initiatives


MII spearheads initiatives designed to help material companies, scientists, brands, entrepreneurs, and investors identify the challenges in the next-gen materials industry and provide practical solutions. Our flagship initiatives create new pathways for innovation, connect diverse collaborators, and nurture a global market for sustainable materials.

Material Innovation Institute - Environmental Data Coalition

Environmental Data Coalition

The Environmental Data Coalition (EDC) seeks to address the longstanding issues in the textiles industry’s environmental data analysis methods. EDC members will collaboratively develop industry-wide strategies to tackle challenges and establish best practices for conducting comparative environmental impact analyses of next-gen, incumbent, and current-gen materials.

Material Innovation Conference - People getting together

Material Innovation Conference

The Material Innovation Conference (MIC) is our annual flagship event exploring key issues and featuring exclusive insights on the innovation path from concept to commercialization in the next-gen materials industry. Attendees to this unique global event can expect to interact with an industry ecosystem of retailers, brands, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, academia, business incubators, raw material suppliers, mills, and nonprofits.

Learn more about the Material Innovation Initiative