Today we welcome the brilliant engineer and entrepreneur, Gavin McIntyre who co-founded Ecovative. Ecovative is a start up focusing on optimizing revolutionary applications in materials science using fungi. From foams to faux meat, Ecovative is inching its way into a multitude industries with the goal of replacing toxic materials with regenerative materials from fungi and agricultural byproducts. We talk about mycelium leather, composites, lab grown meat, 3D printing with fungi, and so much more.
Gavin McIntyre is the co-founder and Director of Business Development of Ecovative Design. He co-invented Ecovative's patented technology that uses a fungal mycelium to transform agricultural byproducts into strong biological composite materials. Gavin received a dual B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has a number of utility patents to his name. Gavin originally led material and biological process development during the early period of company's beginning in 2007Ñ all in efforts to replace synthetic/problematic materials. He currently oversees technology licensing to extend the reach of Ecovative's MycoComposite platforms globally, while fostering partnerships for the company's new technologies.