BREC Ventures

BREC Solutions This is our funding, support and commercialisation division.

Nanotechnology innovation races onwards - but a position within a coherent global investment ecosystem consistently lags behind.

The sector's structures and features call for specialist understanding. Nanotech's horizontal enabling position across industry verticals makes it unsuitable for a one-size-fits all commercialisation model. Large scale initiatives sometimes also suffer from limited focus. Technical expertise and deep commercial insights must always be applied together.

Research funding, collaborations, joint ventures, corporate venture, tech licensing, equity funding and merger & acquisition all need to be considered within a nuanced mix.

Like all of BREC's activities, Ventures is based on our high standards of independence, confidentiality, delivery and impartiality.

We employ our own Nanotechnology Development Framework to assist comprehensive and constructive critique of projects and propositions:

(A) We are not convinced that this is a viable project
(B) We believe this is a research project subject to major considerations
(C) We believe this is a research project subject to certain considerations
(D) We believe this is a research project
(E) We believe this is a commercial project subject to major considerations
(F) We believe this is a commercial project subject to certain considerations
(G) We believe this is a commercial project

  • This framework, which obviously expresses only our own viewpoints, has been designed via experience to improve focus and support across all stakeholders: researchers & research institutions, entrepreneurs, corporates, governments, national & international bodies, investors, advisers. It seeks to improve collaboration, information flow and also to avoid forcing developments into narrow and ultimately unproductive frameworks.
  • All that we ask is that our Nanotechnology Development Framework's use, freely given, is acknowledged and respected by its name and as from BREC Ventures, only in its current approved form, which we may refine publicly over time, and that it is not exploited/misappropriated commercially. We seek that it serves to the benefit of the entire Nanotech community with these terms expressed under a Creative Commons international licence:

  • CreativeCommons License
    We invite conversations at all stages of maturity, from lab to plc, and with all stakeholders and would-be stakeholders in Nanotechnology's progress.
    Feel free to contact us on: BREC Ventures (Team)