Last month, Ecovative was awarded with the Durable Product Award at the RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Chief Scientist Gavin McIntyre and Environmental Director Sam Harrington accepted the award on behalf of the Ecovative team.
The RISE show brought together the global nonwovens/engineered materials value chain for two days of thought-provoking, boundary expanding discussions about the latest technical innovations and how they can be applied to help to create value-added, more competitive products. For more information, see sustainablenonwovens.net.
Ecovative has been highlighted in a short-length film. The film is a semi-finalist in the Focus Forward film competition, with a $100,000 grand prize awarded at the 2013 Sundance festival.
To see the video and cast your vote: http://vimeo.com/focusforwardfilms/semifinalists/51884523
Focus Forward films highlight exceptional people and world-changing ideas that are impacting the course of human development, changing our lives for the better. The competition pits professional quality 3-minute stories about visionaries and thinkers and in some cases everyday folks who have brought a quantum leap to human progress by their efforts and inventions. Films encompass anything from jaw-dropping medical advancements to renewable energy breakthroughs; open-source architecture to the development of wireless technologies in Third World countries; computer programming wizardry to sci-fi-worthy robotics; or any other sphere of art and knowledge that inspires you. Focus Forward is especially interested in the accomplishments of inventors, engineers, educators, surgeons, scientists, techies, artists, programmers, backyard tinkerers—i.e. anyone making a difference, utilizing their skills and vision to innovate, share their work, and help sow the seeds of a brighter future.