WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

MATto offers companies a tailor-made consultancy service to help them find innovative materials, assisting them in their choice of the best solution to their design and product problems and evaluating a material’s perceived quality.

The services we offer have been specially created to help companies and their designers, whether they work in-house or are outsourced.

MATto_Materials for design is the place where different types of organisations can meet, brought together to discuss the topic of innovative design materials: designers, companies and manufacturers.

MATto offers a range of activities, from informal opportunities to exchange ideas and suggestions to well-organised and customised consultancy services supporting design projects with the following approaches to research:

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

MATto offers companies a tailor-made consultancy service to help them find innovative materials, assisting them in their choice of the best solution to their design and product problems and evaluating a material’s perceived quality.

The services we offer have been specially created to help companies and their designers, whether they work in-house or are outsourced.

MATto_Materials for design is the place where different types of organisations can meet, brought together to discuss the topic of innovative design materials: designers, companies and manufacturers.

MATto offers a range of activities, from informal opportunities to exchange ideas and suggestions to well-organised and customised consultancy services supporting design projects with the following approaches to research:

INFORMAL MEETINGS

_MATERIALS & COFFEE: A COFFEE WITH MATto’S RESEARCHERS

For those who would like to find out more about the materials library and its services

MATto regularly invites designers and companies over for coffee. Those looking to find out about what the library has to offer, those who want to hear the latest news or who just fancy a chat with MATto researchers have an informal chance to meet them and get to know them.

MATto will demonstrate materials chosen according to a different ‘mood’ each time, depending on the most pressing and topical issues.
A coffee together to start researching on the right foot!

INFORMAL MEETINGS

_MATERIALS & COFFEE: A COFFEE WITH MATto’S RESEARCHERS

For those who would like to find out more about the materials library and its services

MATto regularly invites designers and companies over for coffee. Those looking to find out about what the library has to offer, those who want to hear the latest news or who just fancy a chat with MATto researchers have an informal chance to meet them and get to know them.

MATto will demonstrate materials chosen according to a different ‘mood’ each time, depending on the most pressing and topical issues.
A coffee together to start researching on the right foot!

INFORMAL MEETINGS

_INSPIRING: INSPIRATION FROM THE WORLD OF MATERIALS

Browse the latest material news

MATto_INSPIRING is a service MATto has set up for companies and designers looking for inspiration and new stimuli or who would like to browse the latest market innovations and keep up-to-date with the world of materials.

During this event, a limited selection of material samples will be demonstrated by researchers from the Politecnico di Torino, chosen on the basis of the sphere of interest of a company and/or its designers (e.g. materials and luxury goods, materials and light, etc.).

The samples will be shown to visitors at a meeting that lasts approximately two hours, during which they will have the chance to touch and examine at first hand such materials and find out more about the way they are currently used.

ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF PRODUCTS

MATto_PERCEIVED QUALITY: FROM THE SENSES TO OUR PERCEPTION OF QUALITY

Assessing the efficacy of products

MATto_PERCEIVED QUALITY can carry out an initial assessment of the efficacy of existing products and design solutions.

Unlike other materials libraries, MATto carries out such an assessment starting with a scientific analysis of real and/or virtual prototypes, conducted with the application of methods and instruments of high added value, analysing and assessing sensory and perceived quality. Such instruments include, for example, our eye-tracking machine, the Sensotact®, the SounBe and the Semantic Differential scale.

Consumer focus groups are also involved in the analysis of perceived quality, as an understanding of the attitude and preferences of consumers towards a product can be useful when evaluating its usability, comprehensibility, function and communicational efficacy.

ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF PRODUCTS

_PERCEIVED QUALITY: FROM THE SENSES TO OUR PERCEPTION OF QUALITY

Assessing the efficacy of products

MATto_PERCEIVED QUALITY can carry out an initial assessment of the efficacy of existing products and design solutions.

Unlike other materials libraries, MATto carries out such an assessment starting with a scientific analysis of real and/or virtual prototypes, conducted with the application of methods and instruments of high added value, analysing and assessing sensory and perceived quality. Such instruments include, for example, our eye-tracking machine, the Sensotact®, the SounBe and the Semantic Differential scale.

Consumer focus groups are also involved in the analysis of perceived quality, as an understanding of the attitude and preferences of consumers towards a product can be useful when evaluating its usability, comprehensibility, function and communicational efficacy.

MATERIALS AND DESIGN

_STANDARD: OUR CONSULTANCY SERVICE ON INNOVATIVE MATERIALS

Consultations for SMEs

Set up in 2010, this service is particularly designed to help manufacturing SMEs with the selection of innovative materials and technologies in order to solve problems of controlled complexity (e.g. the replacement of materials in existing products, the identification of alternative manufacturing technologies, etc.).

The service, which could receive assistance from Torino Chamber of Commerce, features three steps:

  • an initial meeting in person or online: we’ll take on your problem!
  • a search for the right materials and technologies, conducted by MATto researchers both from among the samples in the archive as well as from other manufacturers in order to find the most up-to-date and effective solutions;
  • a second face-to-face meeting approximately two-three hours long, where samples of the chosen innovations are presented, together with fact sheets and contact details of the manufacturers, suppliers and processing companies, organised in keeping with the concept of a ‘zero-mile’ supply chain from the company’s headquarters.

Representatives from Torino Chamber of Commerce may participate in meetings in order to boost the opportunity for innovation and development.

Consultancy packages offering special rates are also available.

MATERIALS AND DESIGN

_PREMIUM: A MADE-TO-MEASURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

An advanced consultancy service supporting companies

MATto_PREMIUM is MATto’s most ‘advanced’ service. It supports companies and designers in the identification, analysis and selection of innovative materials, technologies and processing methods of all kinds (from traditional options to the most ground-breaking developments).

The service is set up to support a company’s R&D department and its designers when technical/scientific ‘network’ skills are required for carrying out even complex research.

The aim is to solve problems of high complexity, where the right material and/or processing method will make the difference and ensure the originality of the design and the product.

The service can count on instruments that select materials according to their technical characteristics such as the CES – Cambridge Eco Selector and a vast network of both national and international specialists working both at the Politecnico di Torino or collaborating with it, a network that is constantly updated and implemented.

MATto is also available as a partner in competitive tenders for research projects on European structural funds focusing on topics to do with innovation in the field of materials, technologies and products.

MATERIALS AND DESIGN

MATto_PREMIUM: A MADE-TO-MEASURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

An advanced consultancy service supporting companies

MATto_PREMIUM is MATto’s most ‘advanced’ service. It supports companies and designers in the identification, analysis and selection of innovative materials, technologies and processing methods of all kinds (from traditional options to the most ground-breaking developments).

The service is set up to support a company’s R&D department and its designers when technical/scientific ‘network’ skills are required for carrying out even complex research.

The aim is to solve problems of high complexity, where the right material and/or processing method will make the difference and ensure the originality of the design and the product.

The service can count on instruments that select materials according to their technical characteristics such as the CES – Cambridge Eco Selector and a vast network of both national and international specialists working both at the Politecnico di Torino or collaborating with it, a network that is constantly updated and implemented.

MATto is also available as a partner in competitive tenders for research projects on European structural funds focusing on topics to do with innovation in the field of materials, technologies and products.

Our customers

Since 2010, we have met with and provided consultancy services to over 150 companies producing a wide range of commodities with very different needs.

Our customers

Since 2010, we have met with and provided consultancy services to over 150 companies producing a wide range of commodities with very different needs.

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