Total Invested: £630,000
Founded in 2017 by Dr Elizabeth Gilligan, Material Evolution uses patented geopolymer technology and proprietary algorithms to create the most sustainable materials on the planet.
The company is currently focussed on creating a sustainable alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), through the development of geopolymers. So far, they have developed a product that is made from 95% industrial waste which is stronger, more durable, and reduces the carbon consumption of concrete by 85%, when compared to equivalent products which use OPC. Utilising AI/ML, their algorithms allow them to keep material consistency and repeatability in every batch.
We are at the tipping point of how we choose to address climate change and how those decisions will change how the next generation will be able to inhabit the planet. Material Evolution is changing an industry through data and science as we sit on the next industrial revolution. Cement emissions are a big contributor in the climate crisis, but through Material Evolution’s approach, we can continue to use concrete without it costing our planet.