Composite Research

Short BIO

CoRe is an Italian start-up, aimed at the study of new product and process solutions in the field of composite materials. In 2015, we developed and patented an innovative composite sandwich called the MADFLEX and started to introduced it to the market. Thanks to a weight and an environmental impact 4 times lower than ABS and aluminium and to its unique mechanical properties, the MadFlex allows rethinking, redesigning and simplifying a considerable number of applications in different fields, from automotive/nautical to building /furnishing, from aerospace/defence to sport /healthcare.

In a fast growing global economy, weight, encumbrance, environmental impact and modularity are key concepts. At present however, companies must choose between structural strength/insulation efficiency and lightweight/transportability. Often, the wished result is achieved only by the use of complex systems (hinges) and additional material layers, with consequent increased costs and labour. In developing the MadFlex, CoRe wanted to give companies the opportunity not to choose, but to have all they needed in a single, highly performing product.

Our achievements


Founded in 2015 by a motivated and heterogeneous team of 4 elements, with both a strong technical and commercial background.

Intellectual property

Filed in 2015, the MadFlex patent is now granted in Italy and it has been extended in both the EU and the US.


Besides its founders, CoRe is financially supported by two business angels and, in 2016, won a grant from the Raw Materials section of the European Institute of Technology.


CoRe’s active partnerships include Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Arescosmo, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, European Space Agency, Rasero and many others.

Academic and institutional

CoRe’s active partnerships include Alta Scuola Politecnica of Turin and Milan, CEI Piemonte, EIT Raw Materials, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK,, Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering - University of Derby, Material Connexion.


2017 - Vision London, High Tech Venture Days, in Dresden, Maserati Innovation Day in Modena, Maker Faire Rome

2018 - JEC World Startup Booster and Mondial Tech, in Paris, International Astronautical Congress in Bremen