production for battery, very innovative ideas using different
nanomaterial to produce electrode, producing batteries with extra
capacity and less waste. The IP is not protected by
law but protected technologies know how. The product is still in
development, a industrial prototype is not yet complete, so it takes a
while to commercialize. Again a very strong complement for batteries
market, hence very strong demand is expected. The technology
would expected to be very popular in capital intensive regions such as
North America and APAC.
The energy storage market is growing fast and there will be a tough race to establish market positions.
competitive & fast-developing technology area. The application and
business case is a bit confused and lacks detail. Customer base, product
and routes to market are not clearly identified.
idea. Battery technology is a competitive field. Carbon nanotubes have
good potential but for some reason, commercial market uptake has been a
value potential, but this needs to be proven with a customer to
validate the performance improvement claims. Strong technical team, and
great entrepreneurial experience. You biggest challenges
to get first technology embedded with a customer battery / hardware.
innovation helping prolonging the battery capacity. The innovation is
still in its early stages, so it still needs technical and market
validations. Currently the battery capacity improvements
are estimates and in order to convince battery manufacturers of the
novel innovation, a technical validation is needed. The competition in
the field is fierce as teams around the world are working on novel
battery innovations to increase capacity. From sustainable
competitive advantage point-of-view, IP protection would be an
important milestone. The team is somewhat limited at the moment, and has
somewhat overlapping competences. The team indicates that they would
like to recruit a salesperson to the team - usually
the founders are the best salespeople in any early-stage startup, so
don't be afraid to tackle sales challenges on your own (sales is not
""rocket science"" afterall). If the team is able to get the needed
validations for the innovation, then the market potential
for the ""winnig battery capacity increase innovation"" is huge - so I
see this truly as a high-risk/high-reward startup!