In July 2014, DOST 7 & ECCP unveiled the MATERIALS INNOVATION CENTRE (MATIC) as a facility envisioned to be a hub of material innovation and manipulation and to inspire activities that fire up the imagination of creative minds particularly in Cebu’s lifestyle sector.
Created under the ECCP Materials R+D Program, MATIC serves not only as a repository of material swatches and resources; it is also a venue of inspiration for design industries, a link to materials and design experts, and access to technology suppliers. It is a haven for product developers, designers, and students to touch, feel, and play around with materials.
MATIC has three main features:
This is a workshop area with the MATERIALS LIBRARY at the heart of it. Material swatches, semi-processed materials and books on design and product development are available in the library for workshop participants and researchers to use and get inspiration from.
This is the show window, which will regularly highlight a special setting of sustainable technology, innovated materials, and material application to product design.
This is a meeting room available for brainstorming, creative and scientific linkage project presentation, and creative discussions.
The MATERIALS LIBRARY, which is a joint collaboration among ECCP, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF) and Cebu Gifts Toys and Housewares (Cebu GTH), is the core of the APP ZONE and is the main propeller of MATIC.
MATIC is managed by ECCP and supported by the Department of Science and Technology Region 7 (DOST 7) in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It is in collaboration with the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF), Cebu GTH, FAME Foundation and AFOS.
MATIC is located at DOST 7 Banilad S and T Complex along Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue in Banilad, Cebu City.
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