SAM FARR INNOVATION CENTER

at California State University, Monterey Bay

in 2017, Think Beyond Plastic announced a partnership with California State University at Monterey Bay to provide a physical location for material innovation space for development, characterization and scalability testing.
The Innovation Center is a hub bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, businesses, investors and consumer advocates to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to plastic pollution. The Innovation Center enhances and extends cutting edge research in new materials, packaging design and associated manufacturing, and provides a bridge to commercialization for innovations with commercial potential.

ADVISORS

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HON. JOHN LAIRD

Secretary for Natural Resources, State of California

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HON. SAM FARR

Congressman (CA, 20) ret

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CHARLES BAXTER

Stanford University (ret)

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JAMES COPELAND

CJ Lake, LLC

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SUSIE BRUSA

Rancho Cielo

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DAVID EPEL, PH.D.

Stanford University

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ELYSSA ELBAZ

Elbaz Family Foundation

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HON. ZACH FRIEND

Santa Cruz County

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KENT GLENZER, PH.D.

Middlebury Institute for International Studies

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PAUL KEPHARDT

Rana Creek Design

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SCOTT KOMAR

Driscoll

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ANDREW MORLET

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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RAMANI NARAYAN, PH.D.

Michigan State University

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GINA NUCCI

Mann Packing

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DAVE RAPAPORT

Ben & Jerry

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NIKKI RODONI

Measure to Improve

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LAWRENCE SAMUELS, PH.D.

California State University at Monterey Bay

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SCOTT SCHIENVAR

L'Oreal

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PETE THURLOW, ESQ.

Polsinelli Law

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NANCY ZWENG

Golden Seeds