Advancing new forms of material creation and circular economies

We believe the most critical pathways to decarbonize the world fall into three categories: Materials, Energy, and Mobility. The materials industry accounts for 23% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Both traditional manufacturing, reliant on petrochemicals, and the linear model of production/consumption/disposal has led to vast amounts of non-biodegradable waste. 

Newlab is exploring new technologies for the creation and management of materials like: textiles, food, built environment, and energy. We are not merely seeking substitutes, but rather working towards a future where materials contribute to a circular, regenerative global ecosystem. Simultaneously, supply chains become more resilient as manufacturers no longer need to rely on native materials, and our planet becomes healthier.

Open Calls:

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Heartland is a material innovation company that engineers high performance carbon negative additives for plastic and other raw materials.
Nextiles manufactures fabric-based wearables designed to convert traditional consumer products into responsive and adaptive devices.
Make It Black’s blackout color technology gives pre- and post-consumer waste a second life by transforming unsellable colors, prints, and stained garments into black clothing that is indistinguishable from new virgin black clothing in both aesthetics and performance.
TômTex is a leading material science company dedicated to developing a cutting-edge platform technology for creating sustainable textiles.
Sway harnesses the power of seaweed to create compostable replacements for single-use plastics.
Caladan Bio is building next generation bioreactors to power synbio companies through scale up
VARIANT3D leads the textiles industry with hyperlocal, zero-waste, and customizable 3D knitting technology. Our revolutionary LOOP™ 3D CAD/CAM application transforms manufacturing into a sustainable, collaborative ecosystem.
Werewool is developing biomaterials designed to create biodegradable fibers. Werewool designs fibers at the DNA level in order to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties such as color; moisture management; and stretch.


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