The Investment Catalyst: A showcase of chemistry-led innovation for the angel investment community

4 December 2018 17:00-21:00, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Society of Chemistry has partnered with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) to connect chemistry-focused start-ups and scale-ups with potential investors.

Our next investor event will be held in London on ​4 December 2018​​ bringing together the Royal Society of Chemistry's growing network of science enterpreneurs and the UKBAA's community of investors. Selected companies will be given the opportunity to pitch to angel investors to boost their business.

​The partnership

Chemistry-led innovation represents a broad and compelling opportunity area for early-stage investors as it is integral to a vast number of sectors, including life sciences, energy supply and generation, the automotive industry, construction, and consumer products.
The Royal Society of Chemistry currently supports over 300 small businesses across the UK by providing networking opportunities, grants and funding support, and help with recruitment and business promotion through their EnterprisePlus scheme.

The partnership with UKBAA, the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, will enable cutting edge start-ups from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s community to connect with an established group of experienced investors.
ANB Sensors Ltd, United Kingdom

ANB sensors have developed a cost effective, self-calibrating, low maintenance pH sensor for ocean monitoring and water resource management that can be networked for use in the Internet of Things, and with operating costs 70% less than existing sensors.

AquAffirm Ltd, United Kingdom

AquAffirm has developed a unique test for rapid measurement of arsenic in drinking water – a problem affecting 140 million people in 70 countries, including Bangladesh, where it kills thousands. Using disposable test-strips and a web-enabled electronic-reader, the AquAffirm-As™ test will revolutionise arsenic-mitigation management.

Caura, United Kingdom

Caura has built and combined advanced microneedle technologies and microelectronics to enable continuous and painless monitoring of biomolecules.

ENSO Tyres Ltd, United Kingdom

ENSO makes sustainable low-emission tyres that extend the driving range of electric vehicles.

Nanomerics Ltd, United Kingdom

Nanomerics is a revenue generating company with patent-protected, penetration enhancing drug delivery technology.  Nanomerics has already out-licensed NM133 eye drops and now wants to develop NM134 eye drops to clinical proof of concept. 

Renovos Biologics Ltd, United Kingdom

Renovos has developed a platform technology solving a key issue for regenerative medicine, localising therapeutic agents and releasing them only to growing cells, thereby increasing safety and efficacy.

Stoli Catalysts Ltd, United Kingdom

Stoli Catalysts halves the manufacturing costs for 10% fine chemicals – pharmaceuticals, food supplements, fragrances – with catalyst-coated tube reactors. The reactors are simple yet efficient tools for chemical synthesis based on the company’s patented coating technology.

TCR Materials Ltd, United Kingdom

TCR Materials is a UCL spinout focused on development of the World’s first highly durable superhydrophobic coating.  The company will have a global, exclusive license to two patent families from University College London.

Registration for this event is now open

The event is open to investors, angel syndicates and groups and VC funds.  If you do not fit into one of these categories we reserve the right to cancel your registration.

Registration for the event is free
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