Idea to reality: The global bioplastics industry is developing rapidly. Minnesota industries needed an in-depth analysis of technology and market opportunities in this field.

AURI’s role: AURI led a detailed study of the bioplastics industry to help Minnesota companies and entrepreneurs understand emerging opportunities in this field. AURI distributed the report to businesses that could commercialize the findings and led a forum to discuss the findings.

Outcomes: Several businesses that attend the bioplastics forum are in a variety of stages of developing bioplastics, and in several cases, AURI is assisting them in the efforts.