Jos Lobée


Modified Materials

Jos Lobée started in Chemical Engineering, and finished his education at the TU Delft in Industrial Product Development in 1985. He gained a broad experience in polymers at GE Plastics, TNO and several SME’s.

In 2006 Jos Lobée founded Modified Materials, an engineering consultancy firm which offers innovation services, covering plastic material know how and support in product development. Ca. 50 % of the resources have been used to initiate and develop new projects owned by Modified Materials, all with a green character.

Topics Modified Materials has been working on are bio-polymers, recyclable composites, and natural fibre applications. The development of non-toxic angling weights won the 17th position in the Dutch 2019 SME Innovation Top 100. This case of Modified Materials will illustrate that on the long path from idea to innovation, product development is just a step. Green product innovation only contributes when the products are applied by users.


Biotinder: don't hide it, match it!

The paradox of (un)limited resources

Paper from cow dung. A bench of grass. Unleaded fish lead. Plastics from sludge. Inventors invent it. Designers design it. Sustainable? Yes! Same quality? Yes! Available on the market? No…? Countless inventions and designer ideas remain unused. The paradox is that they keep protected against competition, but also against cooperation, and thus, success. Do designers, inventors and developers not find each other quickly and often enough? Do their characters not match? Are they too protective? Don’t they know where to find each other? In this workshop we bring inventors and designers closer together, we build structural cooperation methods to better find and match each other. The ability to let other eyes look at your own skills is the best ‘residual product’ of this workshop. Swiping is allowed.

More details about this session
Tuesday 22 October

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