Autonomic Materials, Inc.

Autonomic Materials, Inc. (AMI) is a privately held, early-stage company that develops and commercializes breakthrough low-cost, self-healing, polymer systems for high-performance coatings, sealants, and adhesives.

AMI’s innovations mean increased value for coatings producers and users alike. Recoating intervals are lengthened, reducing labor costs and equipment downtime by extending coating lifetimes. They also offer the added benefit of reduced environmental impact.

As AMI has grown, the company has remained in close contact with its University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign roots. An IllinoisVENTURES managing director has stayed involved as an active AMI board member, AMI continues regular dialogue with OTM-Urbana (who manages AMI’s licensed IP portfolio), and AMI has a facilities-use agreement in place at the Beckman Institute, where two of AMI’s founding members began their careers as research scientists. “For me personally,” says CEO Joe Giuliani, “I relied heavily on IllinoisVENTURES during my transition as the new CEO. My learning curve was significantly reduced.”