Gore hopes to tap into Silicon Valley innovation


W.L. Gore & Associates, recently unveiled its expansion in the Silicon Valley with a co-innovation space and lab.

The Gore Innovation Center in Silicon Valley is in Santa Clara. Gore is headquartered in Newark.

The Gore Innovation Center in Silicon Valley is an 11,000-square-foot co-innovation space that offers startups the chance to collaborate with Gore scientists on advanced materials science challenges.

“The Gore Innovation Center is a place for experimenting with new ideas, pushing boundaries and bringing together diverse talents to deliver transformative solutions that improve lives,” said Linda Elkins, co-leader, Gore Innovation Center. “Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments, bringing deep knowledge and foundational materials to Silicon Valley to drive ideas forward and build prototypes to create value for all partners.”

Gore has over 60 years in developing applications, ranging from implants in the human body to clothing worn on expeditions to Mt. Everest, to electronic cables transmitting signals from Mars.

The Gore Innovation Center recently signed a joint development agreement and cash investment with digital health startup Kenzen. Gore engineers and scientists are working hand in hand with Kenzen to develop a comprehensive wearable monitoring system employing biosensor data and predictive modeling to anticipate avoidable injuries.

Additionally, the Gore Innovation Center – W. L. Gore & Associates’ first remote innovation center – will host events to foster technology innovation and collaboration within the Silicon Valley community.

Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate innovation and a serial entrepreneur, recently joined Gore to bring his world-class innovation management experience to its innovation center. Campbell joins co-leader Linda Elkins in working to find new products, technologies and business models where Gore materials can uniquely add value.

“Having spent over a decade creating innovation programs and incubation centers for Fortune Global 500 companies, I am thrilled to share Gore’s rich history of deep science and innovation with Silicon Valley startups,” Campbell stated. “The Gore Innovation Center, with a prototyping lab and co-working space, offers startups the chance to collaborate with Gore scientists and peers on advanced material science challenges.”

For more information regarding the Gore Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, visit gore.com/innovation-center. Startups can contact Gore here.

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