Key considerations to the widespread use of graphene in various applications are the control and consistency of the actual global graphene sources. Pheneovate is working diligently with several prospective partners to establish testing and grading standards for the multitude of commercial applications.
We want to ensure that graphene purity, thickness layers, average particle diameters, and surface areas are documented, tested, and standardized before the widespread commercialization of graphene occurs.
Once quality standards are recognized, lab testing is uniform, and certification is available to manufacturers, our premium graphene marketplace will be the first to offer multiple grades at multiple price points for all graphene-related applications.
The Pheneovate team and its partners firmly believe that graphene innovation is key to achieving the ambitious targets and indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to grow extensive, valuable partnerships that bring graphene innovation to market.
Partnerships established by Pheneovate take various forms and each one is unique to different audiences. Whether working with an established equipment manufacturer, a small entrepreneurial team, a regional economic development program or a National Laboratory, Pheneovate has set lofty goals of growing these relationships and driving graphene products to commercialization.
Realization of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals requires skillful collaboration with teams that understand timing is critical. If milestones are to be achieved and for affordable, sustainable graphene products to reach large-scale adoption, we must realize that graphene commercialization is paramount for the future sustainability of our planet.
Regarding graphene innovation specifically - where technology, knowledge, and entrepreneurship are key drivers to product adoption - the conversation often centers around startups, external partnering, licensing, angel and venture funding, open innovation, and an increasing number of other industry buzzwords.
As you've likely seen in the last few years in the graphene industry, portfolio managers, venture capitalists, universities, philanthropic organizations, and national and state governments are often involved in programs to launch startups, collaborations, and other shared activities to both develop and support emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems. This allows university research breakthroughs from the lab to the marketplace - to not only support their educational mission, but also increasingly - to drive economic development.
Diverse funding sources through all stages of graphene technology development are crucial to helping achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. Please contact us to further discuss our funding partners and potential options for your organization.
Startup technology accelerators and incubators help entrepreneurs to solve many of the problems commonly associated with running a startup by providing workspace, seed funding, mentoring, and training. The sole purpose of a startup accelerators/incubators is to help entrepreneurs grow their business. These are often non-profit organizations, which are usually run by both public and private entities. There are many other incubators, however, that are formed by governments, civic groups, startup organizations or successful entrepreneurs.
Incubators aren’t just limited to one industry. There are a wide variety of all-purpose incubators that consider all kinds of startups, regardless of industry, profit objectives, or technology.
Pheneovate realizes that brilliant scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs aren't always suited with the skills necessary to bring an innovative graphene product to the commercial marketplace. Utilizing our diverse network and knowledge of specific accelerators and incubators is key to finding the right fit for your specific technology or product.