Materion Collaborates with Plug and Play on Advanced Materials Innovation
Plug and Play connects startups with corporations, giving entrepreneurs access to resources and large companies access to cutting-edge solutions for specific vertical markets.
Materion Corp. recently announced that it is collaborating with Plug and Play to explore new opportunities in advanced materials innovation. Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play is reportedly the world’s largest startup accelerator and innovation center. The organization connects startups with corporations, giving entrepreneurs access to resources and large companies access to cutting-edge solutions for specific vertical markets.
Materion became a participating corporation in the New Materials & Packaging platform. The company also has opportunities to collaborate with entrepreneurs in other Plug and Play industry-specific vertical platforms, such as Mobility, the Internet of Things, Health and more.
“We enable technology solutions and make innovation front and center of everything we do,” said Ian Tribick, Ph.D., Materion’s chief technology and marketing officer. “Working closely with Plug and Play extends our reach into a dynamic startup ecosystem and positions us to continually invigorate our value chain and deliver game-changing solutions to our customers.”
According to Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO of Plug and Play, “This is a win-win partnership. Materion benefits from new insight and perspective while startups can leverage their global expertise and advanced materials knowledge. We’re very pleased to have them on board.”