Meet Madaster: the land registry of materials
About the company
“Our mission is to eliminate waste by giving it an identity” says Rob Oomen, partnership manager at Madaster. We create ‘material passports’ for buildings, making every building’s construction transparent. The passport indicates exactly what material has been used, and what the quality and value of the material is. Safety of buildings can be improved, as well as sustainability since the passport shows how materials can be reused.
UR expanding opportunities: Taiwan
Taiwan was unexpectedly brought to Madaster’s attention by Team Trade & Invest Utrecht Region. The Dutch government assisted in opening doors, thereby accelerating Madaster’s business-to-business process. During a trade mission in March 2019, they signed two letters of intent to collaborate on accelerating the transition to a circular economy in Taiwan. “Taiwan is very externally oriented” explains Simone Sars, business development manager Asia. “There are only a limited number of assets and resources in Taiwan. This is why a circular notion is addressed as an essential matter.” Sars and Oomen hope that Taiwan will be a stepping stone to the rest of the Asian market.