june, 2021

08june2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedInnovation Center Tour: Gore Silicon Valley Innovation CenterSite Tour and Executive RoundtableRemote


Event Details

With innovation at the heart of the enterprise, W. L. Gore & Associates saw a need to explore beyond current commercial businesses and pursue a fresh approach to bringing new ideas to life. In 2017, the company opened the Gore Innovation Center, located in Santa Clara, Calif., as a physical expression of its commitment to external collaboration with strategic partners. From a basement in Delaware to a brand new, 11,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Silicon Valley, innovation has remained a principal business priority and a staple in the Gore culture. In fact, Fast Company referred to Gore as, ‘pound for pound, the most innovative company in America.’


  • Linda Elkins, Innovation Center Director, Gore Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • Michael Magyar, Tech Scout, Gore Silicon Valley Innovation Center

You will learn how Gore grew a foundational material platform on ePTFE through years of innovation & engineering expertise to become a global leader in highly engineered materials. You will see examples of products Gore has successfully delivered to the market that reliably meet the technical rigors of demanding applications and demonstrations of unique Gore materials properties. The tour concludes with an interactive roundtable discussion and Q&A with Linda Elkins and Michael Magyar.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Why Gore is focused on providing performance material solutions for technically demanding applications in challenging environments
  • Insight on why Innovation is a culture within Gore focused on a deep understanding of the problem to be solved and the most valuable materials solution(s)
  • Examples of how Gore is actively working in engineered materials beyond ePTFE/fluoropolymers composites to address needs in new markets


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT



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Membership in the Growth Innovation Leadership Council of global visionaries is key to propel your organization into the next realm of this innovative age. Apply to join and a representative from our Member Services team will contact you to detail the benefits of the program and provide a behind the scenes tour of our members only portal.

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