ITR 2012

Catch up on what happened and hear what speakers like Scott Jenkins of the Green Sports Alliance, Allan Rasmussen of Lego, and Gayle Schueller of 3M thought about ITR2014.

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INNOVATION TAKES ROOT
A Forum for the Global Ingeo Community
February 20-22, 2012
Omni Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL
The third biennial Innovation Takes Root (ITR) Ingeo user’s forum was notable for showcasing how far the application of Ingeo has come since the last ITR in 2010. Across a spectrum of 50 speakers presenting in 9 distinct sessions, presentation after presentation described adoptions of Ingeo that were based on both performance and favorable carbon footprint, indicating that Ingeo biopolymer is maturing and filling a host of new niches. Attendees were genuinely thrilled to be there and discussing these advancements.

Missed the Conference? Check out the ITR12 video!

Catch up on what happened and hear what speakers like Scott Jenkins of the Green Sports Alliance, Allan Rasmussen of Lego, and Gayle Schueller of 3M thought about ITR2014.Catch up on what happened and hear what speakers like Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Steve Peterson of General Mills and Lindsay Beck of ConAgra thought about ITR12.

Media Coverage

We had lots of media attend ITR12 to cover the breadth of new technologies, applications and markets presented at the conference. Here are some of the highlights from that coverage.
"The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival...They presented a growing volume and variety of applications from disposable packaging to durable goods as confirmation that bioplastics are not a mere fad, a “green” public relations stunt, or a feel-good eco-luxury, but legitimate tools of industry." - Matthew H. Naitove, Plastics Technology
Conference Report: Innovation Takes Root 2012
"For the duration of the two-day conference, a succession of validating and thought provoking presentations were interspersed with a triple stream of expert panel discussions prompting debate on technologies, process chemistry and marketing initiatives." - Dean Bellefleur, Food & Beverage Packaging
Review: Innovation Takes Root
"The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival...They presented a growing volume and variety of applications from disposable packaging to durable goods as confirmation that bioplastics are not a mere fad, a “green” public relations stunt, or a feel-good eco-luxury, but legitimate tools of industry." - Matthew H. Naitove, Plastics Technology

Photo Album

Check out all the ITR action in the conference photos we've posted to our Flickr account. Feel free to download & share the photos too.

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You can create value by doing something that's good for the world, and I'm not talking about making money and then giving it away. I'm talking about the way you make money is by doing something that the world needs, and so that's what's so -- one of the things that's so inspiring about being here is that that is underlying all the businesses here.
Kaihan Krippendorf
Founder, Outthinker
I'm inspired from the standpoint that I'm coming back from the conference with an understanding of more of the material science. And that's really, really, really important because that means that it's going to impact work that I've got going on in the laboratory right now.
Jesse Hipps
Michelman
Anyone that's out there, whether you're a product or service provider or just somebody that wants to understand what's happening in the bioplastics industry, I recommend strongly that you think about coming to Innovation Takes Root. This is a conference where you're going to learn a lot, you're going to actually be able to have the opportunity to collaborate with others and develop partnerships that will last a lifetime.
Justin Zeulner
Green Sports Alliance