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MycoWorks Talk 09

From Design to Innovation with Wei-En Chang

“The horizon is just limitless,” shares Wei-En Chang, MycoWorks Sr Director of Business Development, about the potential of our Fine Mycelium™ platform. In this episode, Wei-En shares his path from design to innovation, his deep passion for skateboarding, his previous career as an art director, shoe designer, and business owner, and how all that experience translates to the value he brings to MycoWorks today. 

“When we grow our material, Reishi™, we know exactly where it comes from. Even before the growth begins, we can trace it all the way back to the spore, and that’s revolutionary.”  

“The fact that it is grown is the most innovative aspect of our material. We’re actually growing it into its final form, and this creates limitless opportunities. Reishi™ is just the first application, but there are lots of areas to explore and customize. The horizon is just limitless.” 

“My instincts brought me here, and here is a great place to be.”

In this episode:

  • 03:30 – Conscious consumerism is driving innovation
  • 05:00 – Full traceability: “We can trace our material all the way back to the spore.” 
  • 07:30 – “From design to innovation” 
  • 15:00 – MycoWorks relationship with brands: interactive, creative, and collaborative partnerships  
  • 17:30 – Fine-tuning the Fine Mycelium™ platform for various applications in different industries

MycoWorks Talks is a space to feed your wonder and curiosity for a new class of materials. Xevi Gallego, our VP of Brand Marketing, hosts talks with people in the MycoWorks universe, taking you on a behind-the-scenes journey of unfiltered conversations about our product, technology, our incredible team, and much more. 

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