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Accelerated Materials Wins Cambridge Enterprise Business Plan Competition

11-Nov-2021, Cambridge UK

In the finals round of the Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition, CEO Nicholas Jose pitched to a judging panel of investors and entrepeneurs at Cambridge Enterprise, along with five other finalists. As winner of first prize (£20,000), Accelerated Materials also gets one year membership to Cambridge’s IdeaSpace and the chance to pitch to Cambridge Enterprise Venture Partners, an investor forum holding over £4B in funds.

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Accelerated Materials in Semi-Finals Round of Cambridge Enterprise Business Plan Competition

26-July-2021, Cambridge UK

Accelerated Materials has pushed forward to the semi-finals round of the Chris Abell Business Plan Competition, held by the University of Cambridge’s commercialisation arm, Cambridge Enterprise. The team is competing with other spin-offs from the University of Cambridge for a £20,000 prize. During the competition, AM works with a mentor from Cambridge Enterprise’s seasoned experts in technology commercialisation.

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Innovation Centre for Digital Molecular Technology and Accelerated Materials Collaborate to Enhance Scale-up

9-June-2021, Cambridge, UK

Accelerated Materials is excited to announce our collaboration with the Innovation Centre for Digital Molecular Technology at the University of Cambridge. We will be working with Cambridge researchers, Astrazeneca, Shionogi and other SME’s to develop cutting-edge technologies to quickly scale-up novel chemicals and materials.

In the project “ASAP” (Enhancing the scale-up of novel chemicals and materials with an automated, self-optimizing system for process intensification and numbering-up), we’ll combine our expertise in reactor design for nanomaterials with advanced machine learning algorithms. The iDMT facilities within the University of Cambridge will be used for kilogram scale trials.

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Accelerated Materials Competes in Wolfson Entrepeneurs Society Pitching Competition, Takes Runner Up

30-May-2021, Cambridge, UK

In the Wolfson College Entrepeneurs Society’s maiden pitching competition at the University of Cambridge, Accelerated Materials pitched its vision for a sustainable future of new materials. CEO Nicholas Jose presented the case for AM’s low-cost ZnO antimicrobial additive for paints, ZArmour. Paints using ZArmour can prevent the proliferation of biofilm-forming microbes like E. coli while maintaining low human and environmental toxicity. This would prevent the spread of infectious germs by surface contact, and could also reduce the degradation of building materials.

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