Nanomaterials

5 Examples of Global Innovation in Materials

“Move over Graphene: Next-Gen 2D Materials Could Revolutionize Technology,” was the title of an article last month by Discover which talked about a family of “atomically thin” nanomaterials that will usher in a new era of material innovation. It’s not like graphene needs to move over much. In our recent piece on The Long Road to […]

Lithium Battery Technologies Take in Massive Funding

Trying to stay on top of disruptive technologies isn’t easy. Sometimes, things sneak up on us. Last month, a firm called Sila Nanotechnologies landed $70 million in funding for their lithium battery technology. That’s when we realized that a lot of funding has been going into the lithium battery technology space in 2018. It’s a […]

15 Nanotechnology Companies Getting Funding in 2018

Elon Musk said “nanotechnology is BS” a few weeks ago, and suddenly everyone wants to talk about nanotechnology again. When we first heard about nanotechnology back in 2004, we could hardly contain our excitement when reading about nanomaterials with seemingly magical properties. We immediately wanted to “invest in nanotechnology“, and proceeded down a path which […]

7 Startups Innovating in Nano Clothing Technologies

We recently took a look at the smart apparel market where we learned that there is more to cutting edge fashion than 3D-printed clothes that make us look like avant-garde statues. Smart, or connected clothing is not just for elite athletes who need every competitive edge, but also your weekend marathon runner who wants to check the degree […]

What’s Up with Graphene Stocks? Remember Graphene?

Over the past 4 years we’ve dedicated 27 articles to educating investors about “the graphene industry” and so far, we have to say it’s been a bigger disappointment than carbon nanotubes, which were also expected to change the world. Graphene stocks just haven’t performed leaving us wondering if graphene will ever live up to its […]

A List of New Lithium Battery Technology Startups

If you stop and think about it for a second, advances in lithium batteries have powered a fair number of emerging technologies in this decade. Electric cars, drones, smartphones, these are all becoming prolific because of improvements in lithium battery technologies. When it comes to portable batteries, short of some entirely new battery technology being […]

8 Thermoelectric Generator and Cooler Startups

When we first came across the word “thermoelectric, we didn’t think it sounded like a very exciting technology, but in fact it’s really one cool concept. The idea is that you can use chips (yes, computer chips) to transform extreme temperatures to electricity or vice versa. You can actually take electricity and then convert it […]

Lab Created Man-Made Diamonds from Diamond Foundry

About $13 billion dollars in diamonds are produced every year, with 65% of that production coming from Africa. The popularity of a movie called Blood Diamond (2006) brought to light the fact that much of that African diamond production comes with a cost, mainly that of human exploitation. So what are diamonds used for besides adorning […]

Perpetuus: The Second Largest Graphene Producer

Graphene is a material with remarkable properties that has attracted the attention of starry-eyed investors who are dreaming up all kinds of potential disruptive applications such as advanced materials, solar cells, touch screens, and 3D printing. Quite a number of “graphene producing” startups have popped up including the first graphene IPO last year from Applied Graphene Materials […]