Let’s roll before we can fly: GM Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and JetBlue Technology Ventures expect autonomous ground-based vehicles to succeed more quickly than flying cars.

Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles - Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility? Part 3 This is the third in a series of articles published ahead of a debate I’m moderating between François Auque of Airbus Ventures and Jason Ball of Qualcomm Ventures at the GCV Symposium in London on the future of … Continue reading Let’s roll before we can fly: GM Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and JetBlue Technology Ventures expect autonomous ground-based vehicles to succeed more quickly than flying cars.

Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles – Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility? Part 2

Airbus Ventures backs flying cars: Interview with Thomas d’Halluin This is the second in a series of articles published ahead of a debate I’m moderating between François Auque of Airbus Ventures and Jason Ball of Qualcomm Ventures at the GCV Symposium in London on the future of urban and inter-urban transportation. The articles will be … Continue reading Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles – Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility? Part 2

Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles – Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility?

The oncoming dog fight between planes, connected autonomous vehicles and flying cars. Part 1. This is the first in a series of articles to be published ahead of a debate I’m moderating between François Auque of Airbus Ventures in Paris and Jason Ball of Qualcomm Ventures at the GCV Symposium in London on the future of … Continue reading Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles – Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility?

The missing link: Overcoming Britain’s failure to commercialise advanced materials

This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’, which is sponsored by Peloton Advisors, Innovate UK, Enso Ventures and Norton Rose Fulbright. Peloton builds boards and management teams for young technology and engineering businesses. Working with private and public companies, the main … Continue reading The missing link: Overcoming Britain’s failure to commercialise advanced materials

Innovate UK – De-risking advanced materials technologies for corporate VCs

This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’. Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation’s agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. Since 2007, Innovate UK … Continue reading Innovate UK – De-risking advanced materials technologies for corporate VCs

Chemicals meets wearables via 3D printing

This blog was initially published in the September issue of Global Corporate Venturing. Disclosure: Enso Ventures (quoted below) is a sponsor of the Advanced Materials Society (AMS) programme, Venturing in the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Nexus. The Advanced Materials Society is co-organised by LEIF. Alex Baum of Evonik Venture Capital, an investor in Wiivv (see below) will be … Continue reading Chemicals meets wearables via 3D printing

Q&A with Kirill Mudryy, Enso Ventures

Q&A with Kirill Mudryy, Enso Ventures  This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’, which is sponsored by Enso Ventures and Peloton Advisors. The conference will be hosted by Norton Rose Fullbright. Please contact me if you'd like to find out more about the … Continue reading Q&A with Kirill Mudryy, Enso Ventures

7 things I learned at the GCV Symposium

I moderated two sessions at the annual symposium of Global Corporate Venturing; one on 'collaboration within the corporation' with David Eyton, Head of Technology at BP, and Issam Dairanieh, head of BP Ventures (that's us in the photo); the second on advanced materials with Andrew Haughian of Pangaea Ventures, Nuno Carvalho of Bekaert Venturing, Richard … Continue reading 7 things I learned at the GCV Symposium

8 top battery start-ups with corporate backers

Tom Whitehouse, LEIF Chairman This is an extract from the GCV LEIF Brief on Batteries Innovation, which will be published by Global Corporate Venturing in July. Please contact me if you would like to sponsor this report and/or be featured in it as a batteries innovator. Previous GCV LEIF reports can be seen at: http://www.london-eif.com/research.html  I … Continue reading 8 top battery start-ups with corporate backers

C02-eating catalysts, bendy batteries, super ductile alloys – 12 advanced material start-ups to change the world

Press release London, April 29th The London Environmental Investment Forum (LEIF) and Global Corporate Venturing have today published ‘New Fusions in Advanced Materials Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital’, a new report which lists ‘the top 12 advanced material start-ups with corporate backers’ and ‘the top 10 advanced material corporate VCs’. Technologies developed by the top … Continue reading C02-eating catalysts, bendy batteries, super ductile alloys – 12 advanced material start-ups to change the world

Q&A with Nuno Carvalho, Head of Bekaert Venturing

This interview was conducted for ‘New Fusions in Advanced Materials Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital’, a new report from LEIF and Global Corporate Venturing. The report is sponsored by Airbus APWorks, the advanced materials and additive manufacturing subsidiary of Airbus, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venture capital subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. Bekaert Venturing is responsible … Continue reading Q&A with Nuno Carvalho, Head of Bekaert Venturing