Still Waiting for the Nanotechnology GODOT

By: Robert Ferris, Ph.D. This Article Discuss What is Takes to Deliver the First Big Nanotechnology Innovation  Nanotechnology is a foundational innovation in that it is a new way of making and characterizing materials. Foundational innovations have happened before with steel, polymers, and semiconductors. Each of these innovations drove new products and economic growth. They … Continue reading Still Waiting for the Nanotechnology GODOT

How Large Materials Companies Block Innovation

This Article Discusses Ways Large Companies Can Accelerate Materials Innovation As an advanced materials startup, it sucks working with large materials companies. I’m sorry, but it is true. Large materials companies are completely ill-equipped in assessing and integrating advanced material developed outside their organization. I have worked in and with several large organizations and the … Continue reading How Large Materials Companies Block Innovation

Selling a New Material into a Channel

This Article Discuss the Impacts of Channel on Selling a New Nanotechnology Selling is the single most important part of an advanced materials start-up. Ironically, it is commonly the single largest skillset gap in advanced materials start-ups. Sales are the life-blood of a company; without revenue, you have no company. But every nanotechnology-enabled companies I … Continue reading Selling a New Material into a Channel