George Palikaras

George Palikaras

George is mastering light.
We think he's making the world a brighter place.

Metamaterial Technologies (MTI) founder and CEO George Palikaras and his team are developing products that change the way we use, interact with and benefit from light.

The word metamaterial comes from the Greek word “meta” meaning “go beyond,” and MTI’s technology does just that. The transparent thin film manipulates light by blocking, absorbing and enhancing it, depending on the application.

Today the company is focused on solving a serious and growing problem for the aviation industry. MTI’s nanotechnology can deflect bright light and laser beams that disorient pilots and threaten flight paths.

The technology also has the ability to address global challenges in many other industries, including clean energy and health care.

What’s more, until George and his team came along, it wasn’t possible to manufacture such materials in large sizes, but MTI’s innovation can be mass produced, making it a true game-changer.

Through a major partnership with Airbus and the acquisition of a U.S. nanofabrication company, MTI is ready to grab a piece of the booming market for metamaterials, which is expected to reach $4.1 billion by 2025.

Equity investment and incubation from Innovacorp are helping George command his fleet from his base in Nova Scotia. We look forward to the company’s smooth landing. You don’t have to be a frequent flyer to appreciate that.