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Date 19.05.2016
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Arthur Huang

CEO and Founder Miniwiz

Arthur is a structural engineer, architect, innovator of loop economy building material solutions and specialized in post-consumer trash recycling applications to help to accelerate the shift to a close-loop economy. In 2005, He established Miniwiz, an internationally operating company based in in Taiwan, Shanghai and Berlin, and dedicated to upcycling and consumer trash and industrial waste. Arthur is the foundation of everything at Miniwiz, from providing high-level guidance across the design disciplines as well as on innovative activities company-wide.

Miniwiz is a global leader in post-consumer recycling technology with applications that focus on building infrastructure and architectural solutions. For over 10 years, Miniwiz has been challenging the existing linear supply chain by using post-consumer recycled materials for high performance applications, retail store interiors, factory campuses and consumer goods.

Under Arthur Huang’s leadership, Miniwiz has won the Financial Times’ “Earth Award” in 2010 and The Wall Street Journal’s “Asian Innovation Award” in 2011. In 2015, Miniwiz received the “Technology Pioneers” title by the World Economic Forum, recognizing the potential of the emerging industry that Miniwiz is leading and the positive impact of its activities on the state of the world.

Miniwiz holds invention patents and trademarks for various mechanical and chemical up-cycling technologies, including Polliber™, a composite made of reprocessed organic waste with recycled polymers, Natrilon™, a yarn made of recycled PET reinforced with Nano SiO2 from rice husk, Pollibrick™, a mechanical interlocking system, Plyfix™,a consist of sheets of fibrous materials, compressed into a solid sheet and many other.

 

Education:

Master of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, College of Art, Architecture and Planning

 

Awards and Honors:

2015 – Technology Pioneer, World Economic Forum
2014 – Nike Aerostatic Dome, Milan
2013 – IDEA GOLD Award, Chicago, USA
2012 – Mayor Bloomberg’s New York Venture Fellowship, New York, USA
2012 – Make a Difference (MAD) Award, Ministry of Cultural Affair, Hong Kong, China
2011 – Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, Hong Kong
2011 – 40 under 40 Design Talent Award, Perspective, Asia
2010 – Earth Award, Winner (Industrial Product), Financial Times, London, United Kingdom
2002 – Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal, Cornell University, USA