Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation: A Decade of Mycelium Creations with Grow.bio

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation: A Decade of Mycelium Creations with Grow.bio

Over the past decade, we've dedicated ourselves to empowering classrooms and creators by providing access to Ecovative’s MycoComposite™ technology in the form of Grow.bio’s GIY materials. Looking back, we're astounded by the sheer diversity of projects that have emerged from our GIY material. Mycelium lends itself to so many solutions! We are filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we've shared with our community.

Let's take a moment to celebrate some of our highlights over the past 10 years:


  • 2015
    • Surfboards- many surfboard prototypes were grown as well as hand planes.
    • GIY kits launch!

  • 2016
    • Design Pavillion- Acoustic panels on display in NYC for Earth Week in partnership with Harry Allen Design
    • First MycoComposite™ licensee brought online in the EU
    • "Mushroom Man" sculpture- one of our team's most favorite (and frightening) projects. View more here.

  • 2017
    • GIY Lamp Product Launch- in partnership with Danielle Trofe, founder and designer of MushLume lighting.


  • 2018
    • Biodesign Symposium- exhibition curated by William Meyers at Woods Gerry gallery in Providence, RI
    • Synbiobeta Stage- mycelium took center-stage, literally! Also a first showcasing backlit MycoFlex foam.

  • 2019
    • Second MycoComposite™ licensee onboarded
    • 1st GIY Design contest- Grow.bio hosted their first ever GIY design contest and three designers took home the win!


  • 2020
    • RPI Pavillion- students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, just down the road from our facility in Troy, NY, paid us a visit to learn how to grow mycelium. Using 5 gal buckets and a modular design, they showed that simple designs can have a huge impact!


  • 2021
    • Third MycoComposite™ International Licensee- Magical Mushroom Co.

  • 2022
    • Mushroom Packaging Facility opens next to Ecovative in Green Island, NY
    • MycoCaster- Luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz utilized the acoustic properties of mycelium to create first a mycelium ukelele, then a mycelium guitar, what she dubbed the MycoCaster.

  • 2023
    • GIY Design Contest #2- the GIY Contest made it's return with another 3 winners and 2 runners up! Learn more here.
    • Autodesk- partnering with Autodesk, our MycoComposite team grew custom wall insulation panels for their Phoenix project-- an award winning, 300 unit affordable housing complex in Oakland, CA. Read more about the project on Ecovative's blog.

  • 2024
    • Wonderland Exhibit- designed by andre kong studio for NYBG, 6,000 mycelium bricks create a home that is a little "smaller than life" to replicate the sensation of Alice's growth-spurt scene.


Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, whether it be sharing by word of mouth, creating an exhibit or installation, teaching in a classroom, or simply growing something fun with our GIY material. Your passion for and commitment to using sustainable materials, specially mycelium, has been how and why we do what we do. We are excited to see what the next decade holds.

Here's to many more years of growing, creating, and imagining together! Thank you for being an integral part of the Grow.bio community.