News from Immaterial
Immaterial in Nature Materials
Immaterial's monolithic MOF technology has been featured in Nature Materials. We have created the first material in the world to achieve the challenging US Department of Energy's storage targets for natural gas. The paper can be found below:
£300,000 Innovate UK Award
Immaterial has been awarded a £300,000 grant from Innovate UK to work on the scale up of their first product, with applications in gas filtration. The project will run from April 2017 for 1 year and aims to prove the feasibility of the large-scale production of monolithic MOFs.
From September 11-15, Immaterial will be exhibiting at the MOF 2016 conference in Long Beach, California. CEO Andrew Marsden will be representing the company at the exhibit stands.
Immaterial has became a member of the European Climate KIC accelerator programme, the EU's main climate innovation initiative. The accelerator offers specialist support and funding of €50,000 over an 18 month programme.
Andrew Marsden Enterprise Fellowship
Andrew Marsden has been awarded a prestigious Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to commercialise Immaterial's technology. The award comes with £60,000 of funding and includes mentorship from Dr Robert Sansom, an experienced entrepreneur and founder of Cambridge Angels.
Immaterial awarded 1st prize at RSC Emerging Technologies 2015
Immaterial has been awarded 1st prize and £20,000 at the Royal Society of Chemistry's flagship event held in Burlington House in London. Pitching to industry experts, Immaterial ran out as eventual winners from hundreds of technology startups from across Europe, as judges were impressed with the quality of the team and the importance of our differentiation from competitors.
Cambridge University Entrepreneurs
The 2015 CUE £1,000 business plan competition has crowned Immaterial as one of the winners of the Technology Stream. The competition is designed to help very early stage spinouts from the University of Cambridge gain initial traction, and create valuable networks.
EPSRC development funding
Immaterial has been awarded a £55,000 grant from the EPSRC to study the possibilities of using our materials in a development context for the storage of biogas. The EPSRC supports excellence in the engineering and physical sciences.
Immaterial wins post-doc competition
Immaterial received 1st prize and £15,000 in Cambridge Enterprise's inaugural post-doc business plan competition at the University of Cambridge. The competition is supported by the Entrepreneurial Post-docs of Cambridge (EPOC).
Immaterial has became a member of Accelerate Cambridge at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. We begin a journey of intensive entrepreneurship training and are excited about the opportunities it may lead to.
Immaterial has been awarded a £60,000 grant from the EPSRC to drive the scale up of our technology between October 2015 and April 2016. The EPSRC supports excellence in the engineering and physical sciences.
Cambridge Enterprise funding
Immaterial has been awarded £15,000 in funding from Cambridge Enterprise's seed-funds to scale up our reaction to produce larger quantities of our monolithic MOFs to meet early demands from industrial partners.