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We’re glad to inform that Mogu will take part in MaterialDistrict Rotterdam, the leading material innovation event for R&D and design professionals, taking place from 12-14 March in Rotterdam Ahoy (NL). On March 13th, our CEO, Stefano Babbini will give a lecture within the session titled Today’s Materials For Tomorrow’s Architecture, taking place in the … Read More
We are glad to announce that Officina Corpuscoli’s project CASKIA – Growing a Mars Boot will be on show as part of the XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, showcasing the latest prototype, composed of innovative mycelium materials, provided by Mogu. ABOUT Broken Nature: The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design … Read More
We’re glad to announce that some of the latest prototypes from MOGU, as well as selected pieces from “The Growing Lab / Mycelia” (Officina Corpuscoli) and “Bio Ex-Machina” (Officina Corpuscoli & Co-de-iT) will be part of the exhibition: “La Fabrique du Vivant – Mutations and Creations” at Centre Pompidou, in Paris. The Exhibition La fabrique du vivant – Designing the Living … Read More
Thanks to the Financial Times newspaper and to Jessie Williams for the featured article about “Growth Industry”, illustrating Mogu’s development and upcoming launches You can read the article here.
Mogu materials and prototypes will be presented as part of Architect at Work, at the Old Truman Brewery (London – UK), in an exhibit about materials curated by Material Driven and The Building Centre.
Thanks to Donna Moderna for the article featuring Mogu, titled How Chich are Eco-Materials. You can read the article here.
Thanks to Capital 4.0 for featuring Maurizio Montalti, co-founder and R&D Director at Mogu, as a leading figure championing initiatives related to Circular Economy, as part of the top ranking of Italian Millenials, representing the new leading class, shaping the future. You can read the article here.
Thanks to Viewpoint and FranklinTill Studio for featuring Mogu materials as part of Issue 05 – Organic Matters, in the section titled Super Natural.
Thanks to Más Deco and to Macarena Sánchez for the featured interview to our R&D Director, Maurizio Montalti, about “BioDesign – The Next Frontier”. You can read the article here.
Mogu has joined the final WEAR Sustain (STARTS) events at Bozar and ICT Vienna, bringing on stage and exhibiting a range of exciting advancements concerning mycelium flexible fabrics. Within such framework, our R&D director, Maurizio Montalti, took part in the WEAR Sustain projects investment pitch at #ICT2018. We are flattered to announce that we received … Read More
We are absolutely excited and honoured to join once more the Biofabricate family for the 5th anniversary summit in #NYC, on December 13th. The materials biotech ecosystem has been growing vastly during the past few years and it will be a unique opportunity to jointly explore what has happened and what is soon to be … Read More
Thanks to WIRED for featuring MOGU as one of the best innovative practices developing #responsible technologies and products. New #composites, new #fabrics, new #inclusional, #tangible#performing #perspectives. Read the article here and stay tuned for upcoming launches…
If you happen to be in Mexico City, make sure to visit the exhibit VEGETAL HOUSE @Mumedi – La Triennale di Milano / #EmbassyofItalyinMexicoCity, exploring the world of furnishings and design objects that have as a matrix or model the plant world. A selection of about 100 works, including of course MOGU materials and products, #grown from #mycelium.
We are happy to announce that MOGU has been selected as one of Hello Tomorrow’s #Top500 #deeptech young companies, from over 4,500 applications coming from 119 countries! Come and meet us at the #HelloTomorrow #GlobalSummit in #Paris on 14-15th March 2019 www.hello-tomorrow.org/summit
On 30th October, Maurizio Montalti – Co-Founder and Director R&D at Mogu S.r.l. – will be one of the speakers on stage at NEXT Design Perspectives. Thanks to Altagamma for inviting to contribute to the biofacturing panel, together with exceptional colleagues such as Suzanne Lee, Natsai Audrey Chieza, Koert Van Mensvoort. Moderated by PaolaAntonelli. Many more incredible … Read More
Come and discover our organic and performative materials developed through a close collaboration with fungal mycelium, as well as other disruptive technologies at FIBRE FIXED – Composites in Design at Design Museum Gent. The exhibition will present a wide range of design projects involving composites, including a selection of materials and prototypes by MOGU. The show focuses on developments of the past five years, … Read More
Thank you to Riciblog, for the feature article titled “Funghi e scarti organici per la casa del futuro” – Fungi and organic Waste for the Future House (IT). Read the article here.
Do you want to learn more about what fungi can do for Fashion? Come and visit us at Lineapelle Innovation Square, a 3-days event dedicated to showcasing and discussing INNOVATIONS at all different technology readiness levels, from laboratory scale to fully industrialised solutions, where all actors will play an active role to bring new and breaking through … Read More
In line with the overall activities and technological advancements conducted as part of Wear Sustain (EU development grant programme), a selection of Mogu Leather materials and products will be on show during Ars Electronica Festival 2018, titled ERROR – The Art of Imperfection. An error is a discrepancy from what we expect, a deviation from … Read More
Come and explore Mogu products and processes in Paris, at Maison&Objet 2018. An installation comprising a selection of raw materials transformed into Mogu Home tiles will be on show as part of the Trend Forum, curated by Nelli-Rodi trend office. The Trend Forum will be organised as a small village whose huts/houses will illustrate aspects related to the … Read More
Thanks to DuCoteDeChezVous for the feature article titled “Virtuous, vers un design natural et vivant”, related to Maison&Objet, where Mogu exhibited its innovative materials and products. You can read the article here.
Mogu materials and prototypes will be on show at Maison&Objet (Paris-FR), as part of the VIRTOUS Exhibition, within the Trend Forum area. Come and explore responsible innovations! Watch a preview here.
We’re honoured to be part of the top Italian SMEs, capable of triggering innovative responsible developments, thanks to the support achieved from EU. Read the article, featuring our CEO – Stefano Babbini. Exciting times at Mogu, be ready for some wonderful outcomes to come. Thanks to Il Sole 24 Ore.
Thanks to Lombardy Green Chemistry Association for the featured article about Mogu, as part of the latest newsletter: Mogu – A Natural Platform for Growing Biomaterials.You can read the full article here (Page 14 – Italian language).
Thanks to Bustle for a rather interesting and unusually comprehensive set of perspectives and inclusive overview about #Mycelium #Materials and #Products from #Fungi. Including works and developments carried out at Officina Corpuscoli and MOGU, in great company with past, present and future collaborators and friendly colleagues, such as MycoWorks, Ecovative, Neffa, Suzanne Lee, Biofabricate, Modern Meadow, Micropia, Stichting Mediamatic, Utrecht University, Fungal Futures – Growing Domestic Bio-Landscapes and many more … You can read the article here. Let … Read More
On Monday, March 26, at 7.20 AM, tune in and listen to the interview to our CEO Stefano Babbini on Radiao Rai – GR Parlamento – “L’Italia Che Va…”If you’re based in Italy, find here the radio frequency in your area.Otherwise, you can listen to the online live streaming, by clicking here. And, of course, … Read More
We are glad to announce that Mogu has been awarded a supporting grant by Wear Sustain, for further contributing developing its R&D product line and more specifically the MOGU Leather materials and products. On March 23, we will be in Berlin to kick off the new exciting set of collaborations animating such nice opportunity. Find out … Read More
Thanks to Wise Society for the article covering ongoing developments as well as products here at Mogu. You can read more here.
BIOTOPIA will showcase the work of different selected studios, focusing on the role of the designer as researcher and developer of novel materials and processes, grown by means of cooperation with living systems/cells. In this context, the selected designers will be presented as hybrid mixed figures, comprising qualities akin to the ones of the gardener, the farmer, the scientist, the technologist – or … Read More
Thanks to #InnovazioneCircolare and to #EconomyUp for the nice feature and for including us in the list of the italian startups who are promising to play a major role as part of the circular bioeconomy market.You can read more here.
Come visiting us at Klimahouse 2018, the leading trade show on sustainable construction in Italy and Europe.From January 24th to 27th, 2018. MOGU will present its latest innovative, grown products for interior architecture and design.- MOGU Home. You will find us at Gallery level 0 / Stand nr. G0/24 We look forward to meeting you there!
Thank you to Confartigianato Imprese Varese for the nice article/report about MOGU’s participation at Klimahouse 2018. We look forward to meeting you there! You can read the article here
Thank you to Green News for the feature and coverage about MOGU products and their performative aspects for #GreenBuilding and more . You can read the article here.
Join us in New York on December 7th, 2017 at Biofabricate 2017. MOGU, represented by Maurizio Montalti, will be on stage, discussing recent projects as well as ongoing developments, in regard to novel mycelium materials, such as composites, textiles, leather, etc. @MOGU. MOGU’s work will also be displayed as part of Biofabricate’s Design Lab. BIOFABRICATE is … Read More
MOGU is member and active part of the EU-BBI #Agrimax consortium: http://agrimax-project.eu/ Curious to quickly understand what the Agrimax project is all about? Check out this great animation!
Thank you to Surface Design Show and to Sally Angharad Booth for the nice feature about MOGU and its products on their newsletter. You can read it here. Further more MOGU products will be presented as part of Surface Spotlight Live from 6 to 8 February, 2018. Cone visiting and explore our incredible products!
On 12 September 2017, join us in Brussels for the BeCircular Annual Meeting 2017. Maurizio Montalti, R&D director of MOGU S.r.l. will also be present, discussing the topic of #innovation within the framework of the #CircularEconomy, as part of the company’s ongoing scaling up developments. More information about the conference can be found here. Download the program here. #beCircular#fungi #mycelium #growth
We are extremely happy to officially announce that Mycoplast Snc has now officially left space to MOGU S.r.l. It is still the same company, but certainly more structured and advanced, also thanks to the substantial growth that took place during the past years and to the collaborative efforts carried out with multiple prestigious partners. Keep … Read More
Thank you to Cristina Gabetti and to the whole team at Striscia La Notizia, reporting news from our headquarters in Italy (Inarzo -VA). Watch here the video where Maurizio Montalti, R&D director of Mycoplast, conducts Cristina Gabetti through our facilities, explaining processes and showing MOGU solutions and products. #Impact #Generation through #Mycelium #Growth. Occhio al … Read More
Stefano babbini, CEO of Mycoplast/MOGU will be one of the main speakers at the “Word Forum for Responsible Economy”, taking place ion Arras (FR) on June 20th, 2017. Through the lenses of agro-resources and food, the conference will explore how economic sectors and territories can seize the opportunities presented by the bio-economy. Which biomass for which … Read More
During the past years the construction industry has shown an ever growing interest in innovation and sustainability, focusing on both environmental impacts and the improvement of living comforts. Within such framework, Mycoplast and INDEXLAB engaged in a collaborative project, aiming to design highly performing panels for acoustic optimisation. Utilising specific categories of mycelium-based materials and their … Read More
Il biomateriale prodotto da funghi cresciuti su scarti agricoli. Read the full article here.
During the Salone del Mobile 2017, Subalterno1 gallery transforms into a tropical diorama where hybrid objects depict a possible conversation – both hostile and calm – between human activities and the surrounding habitat. The exhibition will examine the relationship between mankind, the concept of nature and the artefacts, through a selection of different works. MOGU products, developed … Read More
MOGU, BIOMATERIALE DA FUNGHI E SCARTI AGRICOLI. Read the full article here.
We are very happy to announce that Mycoplast is the “Champion” winner of the 3rd edition of Alimenta 2 Talent with the MOGU project. Our CEO, Stefano Babbini received the prize today. We are proud and grateful for such award, feeding us with even more motivation than we already had before. Our exciting development continues and #GROWS. You … Read More
Watch online the episode of Siamo Noi (TV2000), broadcasted on November 18th, featuring our CEO Stefano Babbini presenting Mycoplast and its products. From minute 1:42, on. Click here to watch the video.
Article about fabricating materials and products/furniture with fungi. Featuring Mycoplast and one of its operative founders Maurizio Montalti, who recently presented the company’s work as part of Biofabricate2016 in NYC. Click here to read the article.
Interview to our CEO Stefano Babbini, presenting Mycoplast on Ricicla.tv, while exhibiting our company and products as part of the show Ex Novo Materials @Ecomondo 2016. Click here to watch the video.
Mycoplast has been invited to participate and to present its MOGU products during this year’s edition of Ecomondo, the Green Technology expo taking place in Rimini (IT) from 8th till 11th of November 2016. Within such framework, Mycoplast will take part in the exhibition titled EX NOVO MATERIALS FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, a show presenting illustrious cases and … Read More
La plastica del futuro? Viene ricavata dai funghi ed è biodegradabile al 100%. Read the full article here.
The project AGRIMAX will be presented on October 18th in Glasgow, as part of Biowaste to value: how can policy makers help? (Pre-conference workshop at EFIB 2016). Join this practical workshop to gain in-depth insights around the opportunities and barriers to the use of bio-waste as a feedstock for bio-based products, focusing on urban organic waste and … Read More
Mycoplast, together with the other members of the consortium, has been officially granted participation in the AGRIMAX project. The project is funded by the EU, under the BBI Horizon 2020. Check the project’s website here.
Mycoplast has been finalising a Collaboration Agreement with the University of Pavia (Italy), addressing the development of a line of novel mycelium strains for materials’ production.
Mycoplast is one of the finalists of the UniCredit Start Lab competition, in the Clean Tech sector.
We are glad to announce that Mycoplast has been honoured by the European Commission with the Seal of Excellence, under the SME Instrument / Horizon 2020.
We are happy to announce that Mycoplast has won the Alimenta 2 Talent competition. The prize has been awarded during the Seeds and Chips event, in Milan.
START UP MYCOPLAST MAKES PACKAGING, INSULATION MATERIAL FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE PLUS FUNGI. Watch the video interview here.
Mycoplast will present the MOGU Project and its activities to a large expert audience, as part of the Biobased Startup Day, in Cologne (DE).
Economia circolare, il boom di una nuova industria made in Italy. Read the article here.
Join us for the festive opening of Mycoplast’s new headquarters in Inarzo (VA) – Italy!
Rateconomy – The New Economical Vision. Check the viseo interview to our CEO Stefano Babbini, here.
We are very glad to communicate that Mycoplast has finalised a highly important Exclusive Collaboration Agreement with the Microbiology Department of Utrecht University.
We are happy to announce that the STW Project – Mycelium Based Materials for Product Design – presented by Utrecht University, has been approved. Mycoplast will participate in the project, as final user.
Mycoplast is now a member of Assobiotec, the Italian Association for the Development of Biotechnology.
Mycoplast will offer a public keynote presentation, introducing the MOGU project, as part of IFIB 2015, in Lodi (IT).
We are very glad to communicate that Mycoplast has successfully finalised a fundamental Exclusive Know-How Agreement with the Microbiology Department of Utrecht University.
We are happy about having finalised an important Collaboration Agreement with a prestigious Appliances Manufacturing Company, in Italy.
Dai funghi nasce il nuovo polistirolo ‘bio’ – Prodotto sfruttando gli scarti agricoli Read the article here.
Nasce l’imballaggio fatto di funghi Read the article here.
La generazione distribuita arriva anche nella produzione delle bioplastiche. Read the full article here.
I miracoli delle bioplastiche: ancora una volta i funghi ci mettono lo “zampino”. Read the article here.
E’ italiana la bio-plastica fatta con i funghi e gli scarti agricoli. Read here the article on Il Sole 24 Ore.
We are happy to inform you that Mycoplast has been proclaimed winner for – Best Business Idea in the Green and Circular Economy – as part of the Global Social Venture Competition 2015 (GSVC2015), promoted by Startup Initiative/Banca Intesa San Paolo, in Milan.
The company Mycoplast has been incorporated in Varese (VA) – Italy. Thanks to the expertise of its team, Mycoplast will focus on scaling-up the production of mycelium-based materials and products. We know that it’s going to be a complex challenge, but nevertheless it is a very exciting one. The whole team is fully enthusiast and energetic, … Read More