Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the engineering sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising quantum dots technology startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Quantum Dots Technology Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 124 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
QDSolar – Low-Cost Solar Material
As the energy industry moves away from fossil-fuels and moves towards renewable and sustainable sources of energy such as wind, hydroelectricity, and solar, startups are working on technologies to make such a transition cost-effective. Quantum dots improve the manufacturing processes of solar panels by creating new materials that significantly improve energy efficiency.
Canadian startup QDsolar develops an advanced, power-dense, and cost-effective solar material that provides better cost-to-performance ratio for solar panels, compared to existing solutions. They combine perovskite and quantum dots photovoltaics to produce new solar materials with a high energy density. These two solar modules, each with different absorption materials and with different wavelength sensitivity, are stacked on top of each other. By combining them, the resulting solar module can absorb a greater percentage of the available solar radiation.
Ubiquitous Quantum Dots – Spectrum Control For Greenhouses
Innovations in outdoor farming techniques are still limited in their ability to solve for unforeseen natural disasters. As agricultural lands diminish every year, indoor farming and related technologies have rapidly developed all over the world. In the US, for example, greenhouses shine brighter than some of their biggest cities all night long. Startups are working to improve indoor agricultural techniques using quantum dot technologies.
The US-based nanotechnology startup UbiQD uses patented quantum dot technology to improve the efficiency of the natural sunlight that penetrates a greenhouse to provide plants with a better growing environment. Their UbiGro luminescent greenhouse films utilize quantum dot nanotechnology to provide crops with ideal light conditions to boost production yields.
Nanoxo – Non-Toxic Zinc-Oxide Quantum Dots
Quantum dots are applied in several other industrial applications as they possess unique optical and electronic properties at small scales. Producers of biomedical devices constantly monitor the impact of their products on the end-users due to the heavy regulations regarding patient safety. The use of quantum dots for biomedical applications aids in creating better biomedical products that are less likely to be harmful to patients.
Polish startup Nanoxo specializes in chemical research and development, as well as designs and manufactures various functional materials. Their quantum dot manufacturing technology A novel and proprietary method of synthesis, Zinc-Oxide quantum dots deliver ultimately stable, perfectly passivated, and non-toxic Zinc-Oxide nanoparticles, with a possibility of custom chemical coupling and without loss of fluorescent properties.
Quantag – Quantum Tagging Technology
Brand and product tracking represent an important part of a company’s supply chain as many different factors affect accurate and proper tracing such as counterfeiting, replacement, warranty, and maintenance. There are currently multiple ways to track products and packages but many are not secure and are limited to specific product types.
Turkish startup Quantag develops tracking solutions using quantum tagging technology to authenticate and track items. Its potential applications include functional fluids, such as those used in vehicles. Their ability to design advanced products or solutions, customized to meet the varied industry needs, enables tracking and authentication of products and brands using tailored quantum dots and ultra-sensitive sensors.
Quantum Solutions – Quantum Dots Display
Quantum dot is most frequently associated with high-resolution television and displays. Display manufacturers constantly look to improve their products by taking advantage of the innovations in lighting and display technologies. As they develop into more advanced forms, along with higher pixel densities, the problems with LCD and conventional LEDs become apparent. Many of these technologies are ready to use quantum dots instead.
Saudi Arabian nanotechnology startup Quantum Solutions manufactures quantum dots for multiple sectors and use cases, such as LED, displays, solar cells, and photodetectors. Their manufacturing capabilities are highly scalable as they employ a batch production process that allows for maintaining quality standards. They use quantum dot technology to enhance existing OLED displays with higher brightness, durability, and color purity.
What About The Other 119 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 quantum dot technology startups showcased above are promising examples out of 124 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.