Congratulations to the 2019 MADMEC winners:

1st Place: ecoTrio, biodegradable plastic alternative

2nd Place: PETTIGREW, bacteria to assist in plastic degradation

3rd Place: Radio Star, low-cost sensors for farmers


Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges.

Does your innovative idea need materials scientists to bring it to life?

MADMEC is a prototyping contest revolving around materials solutions to sustainability challenges.

MADMEC teams have won the MassChallenge, the MIT 100K, the Clean Energy Prize, the Intel Make it Wearable competition, and NSF-SBIR grants. At least six startups have their roots in the competition.