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

Oscillated, not stirred: NiTech Solutions’ license to crystallise (continuously)

Q&A with Paul Hodges, Chairman of NiTech Solutions 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, and which will feature NiTech Solutions in the 'Giants of Tomorrow' session. Please contact me if you'd like to … Continue reading Oscillated, not stirred: NiTech Solutions’ license to crystallise (continuously)

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

India – the world’s biggest solar opportunity?

Guest blog by Ram Nandakumar, CEO, Armstrong Energy Global  Ram will be speaking at ‘India – The best solar investment opportunity in the world today?’ – a roundtable discussion in London organised by the London Environmental Investment Forum on June 30th. For details, see http://www.london-eif.com/events.html At Armstrong Energy Global (AEG), a London-based solar power developer and operator, … Continue reading India – the world’s biggest solar opportunity?

Q&A with Andrew Newman, Armstrong Energy Global

Andrew Newman will be among the speakers at ‘Investing in Indian Solar’, a LEIF roundtable discussion in London on June 30th. For details on the event, please click here. Guest blog: Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager Andrew Newman is Director and Co-Founder of Armstrong Energy Global.I found out why he is convinced that India's … Continue reading Q&A with Andrew Newman, Armstrong Energy Global

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

Top 10 advanced material corporate VCs

This list below, which is presented below in alphabetical order, is an extract from ‘New Fusions in Advanced Materials Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital’, a new report from LEIF and Global Corporate Venturing, which is sponsored by Airbus APWorks, the advanced materials and additive manufacturing subsidiary of Airbus, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venture … Continue reading Top 10 advanced material corporate VCs