About Us

META (formally Metamaterial Technologies Inc.) is a smart materials and photonics company that is changing the way we use, interact, and benefit from light. Through applied physics and advanced design, we are pioneering a new class of multi-functional materials—called metamaterials— which have engineered properties that go beyond what is found in nature.

META specializes in nanofabrication, design and manufacturing of highly functional products that harness the power of light by either reflecting, absorbing, or enhancing it. We solve fundamental physics to manipulate light, at low cost and scale without the need for rare earth metals

Our company was established in London, England in 2010 and moved its head office to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2011. We are headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and have offices in London, England and Pleasanton, California. Metamaterial Technologies Inc. amalgamated with Continental Precious Minerals Inc. in 2020 and was renamed Metamaterial Inc. (META).  

Shaping the Future of Smart Material

Light is one of the most fundamental and important resources on our planet. But how much do we really know about light? And are we using it to its full potential?

We believe that when it comes to light, it’s time to step out of the dark. As a smart materials and photonics company, our team of scientists are actively harnessing the power of light—making new discoveries and building amazing opportunities which will change the way we benefit from light.

With research and development of smart materials, we finally have the ability to control and use light like never before.

At META, we are a developer of smart materials specializing in metamaterials, nanofabrication and computational electromagnetics. We design and produce highly functional products that master and manipulate light. This technology to revolutionize everything from solar solutions to aircraft safety to wearable technology. Our mission is to master light through disruptive technology and advanced science to improve life on earth. With our in-house design, access to world-class nanocomposite research, and nanofabrication expertise, we able to develop a wide array of metamaterial applications that encompass several industries including aerospace and defense, healthcare, energy, transportation and cleantech. Our company’s quality management system is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Our core design and technology capabilities include Holography, Lithography and Wireless Sensing.

Our Mission:To Make Every Product Smarter and More Sustainable by Utilizing Light and Advanced Materials
Our Vision:To democratize nanotechnology and help improve human life.
Our Purpose:To change the way we use, interact with and benefit from light.

We believe that material science changes the world.

Almost every great advancement in technology can be attributed to a breakthrough in materials science.

Our Values


We create materials that improve and add value to technology and purpose-built products. They are elegant solutions to complex problems. Every material we develop for our customers has a practical application. Whether it traps, bends, blocks, senses or otherwise manipulates light, it does so with purpose.


“What’s possible” is a line we love crossing. Our inventive, imaginative spirit drives beyond perceived roadblocks. We are diving deep into revolutionary tech to shed light on new possibilities.


We take a clean approach to technology. Sustainability is key to everything from the materials we create, to the suppliers we use, to how we operate every day.


We go beyond to innovate and perfect advanced materials. We seek to better our world through the power of light.


We believe in the relentless pursuit of excellence in execution – working with urgency, innovation and passion. Excellence is always intentional. Our success as individuals and as an organization depends on how consistently we can bring this value to life.