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

HON. JOHN LAIRD

Secretary for Natural Resources, State of California

HON. SAM FARR

Congressman (CA, 20) ret

CHARLES BAXTER

Stanford University (ret)

JAMES COPELAND

CJ Lake, LLC

SUSIE BRUSA

Rancho Cielo

DAVID EPEL, PH.D.

Stanford University

ELYSSA ELBAZ

Elbaz Family Foundation

HON. ZACH FRIEND

Santa Cruz County

KENT GLENZER, PH.D.

Middlebury Institute for International Studies

PAUL KEPHARDT

Rana Creek Design

SCOTT KOMAR

Driscoll

ANDREW MORLET

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

RAMANI NARAYAN, PH.D.

Michigan State University

GINA NUCCI

Mann Packing

DAVE RAPAPORT

Ben & Jerry

NIKKI RODONI

Measure to Improve

LAWRENCE SAMUELS, PH.D.

California State University at Monterey Bay

SCOTT SCHIENVAR

L'Oreal

PETE THURLOW, ESQ.

Polsinelli Law

NANCY ZWENG

Golden Seeds