“Harwell Capital offers investors exposure to privately held technology companies at lower entry levels than traditionally offered by private equity funds, whilst retaining the ability to select the companies of particular interest and build their own portfolio.
They focus on technology companies based in the UK, which has a reputation for world-class research with 70 Nobel Prizes won by UK scientists and four UK universities – Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College London and University College London – ranked in the top 6 worldwide with research income of over £1.2bn per annum.
The company is affiliated with Midven, a successful venture capital fund manager authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority with a track record of 12 successful exits in the last 5 years. Harwell Capital works with Midven to identify the most attractive opportunities meeting its investment criteria amongst the 70 companies in Midven’s portfolio.
They also identify technology companies from other groups with a strong research pedigree. One of these is Imperial Innovations, originally founded in 1986 as the technology transfer office of Imperial College London, which in 2011 expanded its scope to invest in opportunities arising from intellectual property developed at Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London and has holdings in 82 portfolio companies.”
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GENESIS…Genesis was founded in Canada in 2008 by a former telecoms chief designer, Stephen Cooke. The UK subsidiary and operating business was established in 2009 and is based at the Warwick University Science Park.
Genesis has developed a patented technology that will redefine the future of broadband for the estimated 300million users worldwide by allowing high speed broadband of up to 400mb/s to people and homes even in the most remote rural locations without the need to deploy highly expensive and uneconomical fibre optic cable and at a cost of only 1-10% of that of installing fibre. more details including video
Strada uses patented innovative drill rig technology and protected operating systems, to drill wells faster and more cost-effectively than the competition, converting non-economically viable geothermal projects into attractive profitable projects, and unlocking the geothermal market as a sustainable renewable alternative.
With the global population forecast to grow to 10 billion by 2050, energy demand is expected to increase by 70% as billions move out of poverty. Shifting energy production to clean renewable sources becomes ever more critical if demand is to be met and the impact on the climate reduced.
Geothermal Energy is a clean, renewable resource that uses the earth’s natural heat for a myriad of applications, including electricity generation, district heating and desalination. The World Bank estimates that at least 40 of the world’s countries could be self-sufficient in power generation from geothermal sources alone. But due to prohibitively high drilling costs, geothermal energy has had limited opportunity to expand and meet its potential.
Strada specialise in contract drilling of both the volcanic (high enthalpy) and deep hard-rock (low enthalpy) geothermal markets. The FHOS (Fluid Hammer Operating System) and patented drill rig designs drill wells deeper than 5,000m in very hard geology at a fraction of the cost and time compared to the very best of conventional rotary technology.
The “Strada Approach” is expected to deliver cost savings of 30-70% for geothermal power plant projects and time-related savings in the drilling phase of the project in excess of 50%.
ANM….Africa Mobile Networks (AMN).
Many African countries have good mobile network coverage in the towns and cities but not in rural areas, as operators prioritise capex spend on the cities.
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 800-900m people and a US$41bn mobile market, but with only 500m people having coverage. AMN has an innovative solution to serve the 100m without coverage who can be served profitably – a market potentially worth another US$6bn a year.
AMN is already deploying a technology optimised for Africa in its launch market, with combination of BTS transmitters coupled with VSat satellite technology directing the traffic onto an existing network and solar panels to power the systems in rural areas without electricity supply.