The biggest center of research and consulting on innovative materials and production processes celebrates its first ten years of activity in Italy with the opening of the new headquarters of Material ConneXion Italia at viale Sarca, 336/F – building 16. The Materiotheque founded in New York in 1997 has archives of over 7000 materials and processes from all over the world. The Milan branch was the second to be opened, in 2002, followed by other facilities in Cologne, Bangkok, Daegu, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai and Istanbul. Material ConneXion promotes the creation of contacts between producers of materials and potential users (companies, designers, architects, students, etc.), supported thanks to in-depth market research, to find the right material solutions for projects. Personalized research and consulting services are also provided, even for the most complex problems of design, performance, aesthetics, sustainability and engineering. Material ConneXion Italia also organizes exhibitions, seminars, conferences, workshops and brainstorming sessions on innovative materials, with the help of technical experts from manufacturing companies, at the Showroom in the Milan Triennale. The Materials Library is expanded every month with about 50 new products and technologies, selected by a jury of international, interdisciplinary experts. The online materials archive is available for registered users, for unlimited access to technical and commercial information on materials and processes: Polymers – Ceramics – Glass – Metals – Cements – Natural and derivative substances – Carbon-base materials. The new facility has an area of 430 sq meters, for offices and a selection of over 4000 materials. Located inside the first urban development pole of Milan, Material ConneXion Italia is inserted among the innovative companies of the energizing context of the Bicocca zone.