Flyability Office Tour
Video: Drone Elios in action at Flyability offices.
Video: We launched our Corporate club more than ten years ago to provide a window on innovation for large corporations and to enable exciting young technology companies to make key corporate contacts. Since then the events have gone from strength to strength. Our latest event was held recently at the Royal Academy in London.
Comments from the judges: “We were impressed by ETF Partners focus on environmental impact through innovation and the firm’s impact assessment approach”
Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, has published its Cool Vendors in edge computing, 2018. Wirepas is highlighted in Edge Computing and Greenbrid in Application Architecture, Infrastructure and Integration.
Video: Rob Genieser is interviewed by TechTour on "Europe Is Taking The Lead In Sustainability"
The awards, which recognize companies that make a significant contribution to the worldwide water industry, were part of GWI’s Global Water Summit. GWI cited Voltea’s “successful commercialization of its CapDI© technology” as a key factor in earning the award.
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Metalysis, the U.K. technology company with a solid-state process to produce valuable, 3D printable alloy powders, has raised £12m ahead of commercial production from its Generation 4 (“Gen4”) industrial scale expansion project.
We are glad to see our portfolio companies E-Leather, Vulog and Telensa make the Tech Tour Growth 50 list in 2018.
In the UK, Essex and Hertfordshire County Councils have partnered on a pilot of multiple smart city services using existing communications infrastructure deployed by Telensa.
We're delighted that Telensa's successful growth in international markets has been recognized in the 2018 Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100, a list of Britain's top 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the past two years.
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The Premio Inicia awards the most innovative companies for product originality, technological contribution and business scalability. The Inicia jury selected companies based on their business potential and their capacity to impact and transform the economy.
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Flyability has been awarded investor’s favorite idea in the clean mobility category during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), a platform dedicated to the innovation and digitalization trends driving transformation in the global energy mix.
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The past few years have seen a flurry of innovation in drones and their application across many different industries. Since standard outdoor drones suffer several technical constraints when flying indoor due to their reliance on GPS signal and vulnerability to impacts, Flyability designed Elios, which its innovators describes as the “collision-tolerant drone.”
We are pleased to announce that our portfolio company E-Leather (www.eleathergroup.com) has raised £70m, which will be invested in a state-of-the-art facility to meet demand from a range of sectors, from aviation and transport through to consumer sectors.
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide range of industries, according to the players in the market.
The study reveals that Telensa has retained its market share lead over Silver Spring Networks, Philips Lighting and Echelon, with almost double the number of deployed smart streetlight nodes as its nearest competitor.
In its decision to choose Wirepas for the award, Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, highlights the strength and fit-for-purpose of Wirepas Connectivity as a product for Massive IoT, versatility regarding different applications, and the business need-driven approach of the company.
Judges’ comment: “ETF was one of a number of GPs in the impact space that had entered, which was great to see. ETF stood out due to its strong sustainability framework, which is embedded in the firm’s investment activities with good examples of strong ESG impact.”
Video: Flyability underground mine inspection at Lac Des Iles
The Paradox of Experience
What we are talking about in this paper is getting better at understanding how information is communicated, assimilated and processed - and therefore how decisions are best taken. At ETF Partners we have taken the time to learn these valuable lessons and apply them to our own business. The paper is a distillation of some of the observations we have found most helpful.
Rotherham-headquartered specialist metals technology company Metalysis has entered the second phase of its partnership with a Canadian company exploring the use of novel rare earth metal alloys in 3D printed permanent magnets.
Swiss company Flyability offers Elios, a collision-tolerant drone. Instead of relying entirely on necessarily imperfect sense and avoid technology, they take an innovative approach: the drone is inside of a freely rotating cage.
SMEs need government support and encouragement to deliver innovation and operational benefits to the rail industry, writes Roy Freeland, president of Perpetuum Ltd.
The report looks at the historical importance of the Orgreave site, upon which the Advanced Manufacturing Park is built, and the bright future the site today represents for British manufacturing.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.
QOS Energy, a renewable O&M analytics software provider, has announced the opening of a new office in India to meet the growing demand of its customer base and exploit the opportunities offered by the booming Indian market.
ETF Partners was recently featured in the leading Swiss business periodical, Bilan, in its cover story on the importance of Impact Investing.
The BD Sector has signed a European distribution agreement with Kebony, an innovative Norwegian timber producer, to offer a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood.
We are pleased to announce that 3 of our portfolio companies made the FT 1000 - Europe's Fastest Growing Companies: E-Leather, MWR InfoSecurity and Vulog.
Metalysis (or “the Company”), the Company behind a disruptive technology for solid-state metals and novel alloys production, today announced its arrival at South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (“AMP”).
Telensa Press Release
Telensa is moving its manufacturing back to the UK. After a strategic review of facilities across the world, the company selected the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Wales.
by The Times - Martin Waller
Two British companies are expected to announce a project today to research and
develop components for electric cars to be made in the UK using neodymium, a
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Published in Racounter / promoted by Perpetuum
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Read The Times article on Perpetuum featured in its recent Transportation supplement with interviews with CEO, Steve Turley, and Commercial Director, Justin Southcombe.
Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact
TechTour Growth 50 2016
E-Leather and Telensa, two of our portfolio companies, have been listed in The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016.
Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports, visited the site of this new facility to welcome the new factory which marks the beginning of a new chapter for Kebony, enabling the company to expand in line with demand.
Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time. List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology.
By Cynthia Artin - IoT Evolution
Wirepas, an IoT device connectivity company based in Finland, is a relatively small company with big ambitions. With about thirty people, the company recently has attracted world-class talent to its leadership team, and today announced the addition of several industry veterans to its Board of Directors.
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by Nell Walker - Global Manufacturing
Metalysis Ltd., the UK-based electrochemical metal powder manufacturing technology company, has announced that its R&D unit has successfully produced Graphene.
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By just-auto - Simon Warburton
PSA has launched a joint venture mobility service in Madrid with EYSA to form emov, featuring a fleet of 500 Citroën C-Zero 4-seater electric vehicles.
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Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice. Kebony's beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful year following the win of several accolades for its innovative product and notable projects.
On Friday 2nd of December, the UK's clean tech sector gathered at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in central London for the annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards. The awards ceremony brought together some of the most exciting and inspiring companies operating in the UK clean tech space.
ETF Partners and Statkraft Ventures have invested $5 million in Greenbird – a profitable and growing, Norwegian software and IT integration specialist for the utility industry. Greenbird is an established leader for integration and data management solutions in its home market (having served utilities representing more than 80% of the Norwegian market)
VULOG now is the leading provider of new-generation car-sharing technology. The company announced the news during the Paris Motor Show, where it presented its innovative urban mobility solutions to the public for the first time.
Voltea, the world’s leader in electro-desalination with its Membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©) solution, has completed a €6M capitalization round following commercialization success in multiple global sectors.
by Nicholas Neveling
Growth and venture capital are the best asset classes for institutional investors to gain exposure to the internet of things (IOT), according to a survey of more than 200 institutions by ETF Partners.
Evo Car Share, a carsharing service in Vancouver, has announced it will be adding more cars and expanding its Home Zone for the third time since its launch last year.
At ETF Partners we have long taken the view that the Internet of Things – networks of internet connected physical objects – is a game changer for the sustainable economy.
Depending on which business or tech circles you mix within, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) may be a term you now hear often, or hardly ever.
Businessgreen.com, Michael Holder
French eco software specialist Enablon has completed its €250m sale to global information services company Wolters Kluwer N.V. in a move hailed this week as one of the largest European venture capital...
UK, 11th July 2016 - Elstat Ltd, a leading provider of global Smart cooler solutions for cold drinks brands, today announces a strategic partnership agreement with Bosch to lead innovation in the sector.
London, 19th July 2016: On July 1st Wolters Kluwer N.V (AEX:WKL) announced the acquisition for €250 million of Paris-based Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, Environmental Health & Safety and Operational Risk Management Software. The acquisition represents one of the largest European Venture Capital exits this year.
AGEFI, Marjorie Théry
Spin off de l’EPFL, Flyability conçoit et fabrique des drones entouré d’une sphère protectrice brevetée leur permettant d’accéder aux sites les plus sensibles sans s’endommager ni endommager l’environnement.
ETF Partners today announced it has made a $3.5 million investment into European drone leader Flyability SA from its Environmental Technologies Fund 2.
Jack Stewart, Transportation
THE STEAM THAT keeps New Yorkers warm through the winter rolls through a labyrinth of pipes and tubes that is a nightmare to inspect.
The Guardian, Shane Hickey
The Cambridge-based tech firm Telensa is pioneering apps to let you park more easily
Second-round investment to drive further expansion following strong business performance
Woodford Patient Capital Trust joins existing partner Iluka Resources in latest round
Metalysis is today announcing a combined investment of £20 million from Woodford Patient Capital Trust, managed by Neil Woodford, one of Britain’s most prominent fund managers, and Iluka Resources, an existing investor in Metalysis. Iluka increases its interest in the Company to 28.8% as a result of this funding round.
World leader in smart lighting joins multi-sector team to help showcase how Internet of Things will create the smart cities of tomorrow
Cambridge, UK, 10th December 2015: Telensa, the world’s leading provider of smart street lighting using its low power Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) wireless technology, today announced that it is part of the CityVerve Consortium in Manchester selected for a £10m government award.
Telensa Raises $18m to Meet Surge in Demand for its Wireless Smart City Solutions
Leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications based on low-power wireless will use investment to capitalise on burgeoning market opportunities
MWR InfoSecurity is confirmed as one of 15 new members added to Tech City UK’s Future Fifty programme which showcases and supports 50 of the UK’s leading growth stage digital companies.
Henry Sanderson, Financial Times
As oil, steel and coal prices hit new lows, demand is rising for other metals, prompting a new technology-driven resource era
When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning.
Video: Drone Elios in action at Flyability offices.