Checkerspot is a high-performance materials company that designs materials at a molecular level. We do this by optimizing microbes to biomanufacture unique structural oils discovered in nature, but not previously accessible commercially. Our first materials are next generation polyurethanes and textile coatings/finishes designed to improve the performance of consumer products. Our Mission is to expand the palette of molecular building blocks for high performance and sustainable materials. Our Vision is one of empowerment: to deliver unique, inspiring technologies and materials into the creative hands of fabricators and designers, the makers that conceive the next generation of high-performance products.
We Love What We do and Who We do It With.
We believe innovation is fueled by human spirit and creativity and brought to fruition through collaboration and community. We believe developing better performing products starts with an empathic connection with the customer and is achieved by a relentless commitment to solving real world challenges.
As a Public Benefit Corporation, Checkerspot has set the objectives summarized below:
- Promote the advancement of environmental stewardship
- Develop more sustainable high-performance materials
- Democratize materials and tools for innovative product development
- Betterment of local communities
As we strive toward our objective of environmental stewardship, we will embrace innovative approaches designed to minimize environmental impacts in the areas of energy, water, air quality and waste using the following indicators:
- kWh energy used
- Scope II emissions
- Water usage
- Waste generated
Designing New Materials, from the Molecule Up
We enable a more intentional way of designing high-performance materials. Our platform capabilities are diverse, versatile, and allow us to iterate quickly for improved performance in a broad range of applications. Our development team prototypes use cases and puts those materials into the hands of product innovators across a wide variety of industries.