5 Top Materials Startups to Watch in 2022

Curious about startups that will impact the materials industry? Discover 5 hand-picked Materials Startups to Watch in 2022 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business!

Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt the materials industry. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the materials sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 1 129 global materials startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Materials Startups to Watch in 2022

Out of 1 129, the 5 materials startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 materials startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 1 124 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted materials startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.

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Radical Fibres manufactures Nanofibers

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Founding Year: 2020
Location: Godalming, UK
Total Funding: USD 1 000 000
Use for: Textiles, Composite Materials

British startup Radical Fibres makes advanced textiles using nanofibers. The startup’s manufacturing process uses electrospinning to make nanofibers from polymers materials. It provides manufactures with fibers derived from any polymers of any length and size as per customer requirements. These include nanofibers with applications in virus-proof filters, sensors, composite reinforcement, and nanoparticle delivery platforms.

Nfinite Technology produces Sustainable Coatings

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Founding Year: 2021
Location: Waterloo, Canada
Total Funding: USD 2 000 000
Use for: Smart Nanocoatings, Functional Fabrics

Nfinite Technology is a Canadian startup that offers smart and sustainable nanocoatings. The startup uses rapid open-ait spatial atomic layer deposition (SALD) technology to produce nanoscale thin films. The process applies nanocoatings on all kinds of flat substrates, including silicon wafers, glasses, plastics, and fabrics. Nfinite Technology’s coatings find use in perovskite solar cells, functional fabrics, and moisture barrier packaging, among other applications.

flowbone makes Injectable Biomaterials

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Renens, Switzerland
Funding: USD 68 000
Use for: Injectable Materials

Swiss startup flowbone develops injectable biomaterials for healthcare applications. The startup’s bioactive gel is injected in a minimally invasive manner. It stimulates the rapid deposition of the body’s minerals on bone structures. This strengthens the bones of patients suffering from osteoporosis, diminishing the risk of fractures and traumas, particularly for elderly patients.

Enzymit advances Enzyme Design

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Ness-Ziona, Israel
Total Funding: Undisclosed
Use for: Enzyme Design, Bio-based Material Development

Israeli startup Enzymit builds a computational design platform for enzyme design. The platform leverages deep learning algorithms to improve existing enzymes as well as design novel ones. It scans through the protein sequence space to analyze potentially possible structures and chemistries. By speeding up enzyme design, Enzymit’s platform opens up new proteins as well as pathways and networks required for production for other bio-based materials.

f3nice provides Additive Manufacturing Feedstock

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Milan, Italy
Total Funding: USD 120 000
Use for: 3D Printing Feedstock, Sustainable Metal 3D Printing

Italian startup f3nice provides additive manufacturing (AM) feedstock. The startup recycles highly valuable metals, including steel and other alloys, to produce high-quality metal powders. Based on the customer’s application, f3nice prepares the metal powder in different size ranges. By employing a circular approach to AM feedstock production, the company improves sustainability in metal 3D printing.

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