A MATERIALS INNOVATION COMPANY

We're conspiring with Mother Nature to develop high performance materials
for better products. Products that are also better for our planet...
and, better for generations to come.

 


DESIGN WITH INTENTION


THE PLATFORM:

We are building a technology platform that enables the design – at a molecular level – of new materials.

Nature has evolved over billions of years to deliver exquisite material building blocks that are unexplored or under-utilized because they don't fit in the “industrial complex,” that defines itself by commodity scale and pricing.

Checkerspot's technology unlocks the potential found in Nature, and expands the palette of materials available to product designers. We are enabling a more intentional way to design high performance materials for specific applications. With our applications development team, we prototype and iterate on specific product use cases.


molecular foundry + chemistry & materials science + fabricatioN

  We use microbes found in nature that express a  diversity of unique and previously untapped molecules to produce "building blocks" for materials. Our initial focus is on triglycerides, also known as oils. Our microbes make these oils through fermentation.

We use microbes found in nature that express a  diversity of unique and previously untapped molecules to produce "building blocks" for materials. Our initial focus is on triglycerides, also known as oils. Our microbes make these oils through fermentation.

  By expanding the palette of available building blocks, we can then apply novel chemistries to create materials with desired physical properties. Our initial focus is on high performance polyurethanes and coatings made from our biobased oils. 

By expanding the palette of available building blocks, we can then apply novel chemistries to create materials with desired physical properties. Our initial focus is on high performance polyurethanes and coatings made from our biobased oils. 

  Targeting specific use cases and applications, we design, prototype and test our materials in-use with state of the art manufacturing technologies. Stay tuned for updates on some unique new products with our technology. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts should be particularly excited!

Targeting specific use cases and applications, we design, prototype and test our materials in-use with state of the art manufacturing technologies. Stay tuned for updates on some unique new products with our technology. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts should be particularly excited!

 

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

SMALL CHANGES can have massive impacts.

Our integrated platform approach begins with the end-product in mind.

We start by listening: to our customers, to consumers and to our partners. With a design-centric approach we ask the question, “how can we make better products?” Then, we use this feedback and look to our platform.