Materion Collaborates with Plug and Play to Enable What’s Next in Advanced Materials Innovation


MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) – Explore, inspire and deliver.
. Many companies aspire to change the world with that
relatively simple business strategy, but few can sustain it over time.
For more than 100 years, Materion’s highly creative, agile and
collaborative business culture has enabled us to work with global
partners in identifying mega-trends, driving emerging technologies and
advancing scientific breakthroughs worldwide.

It is in that entrepreneurial and visionary spirit that Materion and
Plug and Play are collaborating to explore exciting new opportunities in
advanced materials innovation. Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play is the
world’s largest startup accelerator and innovation center. The
organization connects startups with corporations—a winning combination
that gives entrepreneurs access to resources and large companies access
to cutting-edge solutions for specific vertical markets.

Materion recently became a participating corporation in the New
Materials & Packaging platform. The company also has opportunities to
collaborate with entrepreneurs in other Plug and Play industry-specific
vertical platforms, such as Mobility, the Internet of Things, Health and

“We enable technology solutions and make innovation front and center of
everything we do,” said Dr. Ian Tribick, Materion Chief
Technology and Marketing Officer. “Working closely with Plug and Play
extends our reach into a dynamic startup ecosystem and positions us to
continually invigorate our value chain and deliver game-changing
solutions to our customers.”

“This is a win-win partnership,” agreed Saeed Amidi,
founder and CEO, Plug and Play. “Materion benefits from new insight and
perspective while startups can leverage their global expertise and
advanced materials knowledge. We’re very pleased to have them on board.”

About Materion:

Materion is a global high-tech solutions provider of performance alloys,
precision coatings and advanced materials used in a variety of
electrical, electronic, thermal, defense, automotive electronics,
telecommunications infrastructure, energy, commercial aerospace,
science, services, appliances and structural applications. Our products
are sold into numerous end markets, including consumer electronics,
industrial components, medical, defense, automotive electronics, energy,
telecommunications infrastructure, commercial aerospace, science and

Learn more about Materion at http://materion.com/About

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About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon
Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation
services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress
faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have
expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally
giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and
beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, we
have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We
provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host
more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community
have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits
including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, and PayPal. For more
information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com


Materion Corporation
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