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Ecoactive seeks to create new paradigms for sustainable material production in a fun and dynamic atmosphere that encourages creativity and sound environmental stewardship.
Location:Green Island, NY
Founded in 2007, Ecovative is a materials science company developing a new class of home-compostable biomaterials based on mycelium, an organism akin to a living polymer. Ecovative’s high-performance products serve as environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional foam packaging, insulation, and other plastic-based materials.
Ecovative was incubated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ecovative has been recognized with numerous international awards for sustainability and “green” technologies, and was named a Tech Pioneer at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as well as the 2013 winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge.
In addition to capital financing, the growth of Ecovative’s materials science technology has included grants, prizes, and support from key partners including the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.
Ecoactive has received venture capital from DOEN Foundation and 3M Company.