We can add most value working with technologies that are (at least very close to being) market ready, and where the business planning is raw and unformed. We particularly like to work with technologies where the potential market opportunities are many and varied.
We would welcome discussions with donors, private investors interested in developing a portfolio in this sector, as well as researchers with compelling near market technologies.
Case study - Microbial solutions
From the outset the sector focus of the company was clear - the environmentally friendly treatment and disposal of MWFs - but the business model needed work. Over the first six months, H2O worked with the MSL team to conduct detailed market research. This led us to focus on the MWF manufacturers as the key point of market entry.