Introducing the first international startup to launch from our incubator program, Secur3DP+! As 3D printing revolutionizes how stuff is made, Secur3DP+ is creating a global supply chain hub for 3D printing to ensure the products we buy and cars we drive are safe and authentic. The Singapore-based startup will enable companies to rapidly adopt 3D printing technology while protecting customers against counterfeit products. We hope this will accelerate the adoption of 3D printing and usher in an era of true distributed manufacturing worldwide. Read more at:
Last week we hosted an inspiring group of Techbridge Girls from Highline Public Schools at our IV Lab. Our volunteers connected with the high schoolers on what it’s like to have a career in STEM, what it takes to program a robotic liquid handler for faster pipetting, how to model epidemics, and experienced our ping pong cannon up close and in person.
We had a great time at the Collision Conference in Toronto this month where ISF Incubator’s Conrad Burke discussed building and funding your first idea. Some tips from the serial entrepreneur who now leads startup creation at IV:
1. Find a good founding partner and team
2. Tell a compelling story
3. Test your business plan every single day and pivot often to keep up with changing markets
4. Ask questions and solicit feedback from customers, employees, partners, and friends
5. Set milestones and deliverables and recalibrate as necessary
6. Have the tenacity, grit and determination to grow your startup
Thanks Collision for hosting a great event! Learn more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9rg and check out our incubator program at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9rU
Meet Brian Holloway, who joined Intellectual Ventures (IV) in August 2017 as head of the Deep Science Fund. “I get to touch on an amazingly diverse set of topics and areas of science, literally on a daily basis,” he says. “There has never been a day here where I have spent the entire day dwelling on one single scientific topic, and I love that.” Read more about Brian and his work at IV—including a promising project involving a dynamic skin technology—in our latest employee spotlight!
Despite modern advances in medicine and technology, malaria continues infect 200 million and kill ~500,000 each year. Since our foundation, IV has been focused on addressing the disease with advanced diagnostics, mosquito control and vaccine storage systems for remote areas. Learn more about IV’s impact invention pipeline:
IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold sat down with Bloomberg recently to discuss all things metamaterials. Watch below to learn more about what metamaterials will mean for autonomous vehicles, 5G and satellite communications.
In its April 2019 issue, Scientific American explores the groundbreaking algorithm Global Good developed with researchers at the National Institutes of Health: “One of the most common and cost-effective ways to detect cervical cancer is the pap smear, in which cells are scraped from a woman's cervix and sent to a laboratory for analysis. But this method requires equipment and medical expertise that are not always available in some low-income countries. Now scientists are making an app they hope could use artificial intelligence to identify precancerous or cancerous cells with just a photograph. Their preliminary results, published online in January in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggest that such an approach could significantly improve cervical cancer diagnosis in low-resource settings.”
IV spinout Kymeta is helping usher in a new generation of autonomous vehicles: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZim
Detecting and monitoring infectious diseases can be expensive and unreliable in many of the areas that need it the most. That’s why Global Good is working with JP Selecta to launch a new microbiological culture incubator that gives labs in low-resource settings an upper hand against TB, sepsis, enteric and diarrheal diseases, and sexually-transmitted bacterial infections. Read more at: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQoyh