Materials Nexus was founded by Cambridge theoretical physicist Jonathan Bean in 2020.
In an ever contested global economy, the importance of improving our understanding relating to advanced materials cannot be underestimated. From both a climate and supply chain security perspective, the need for materials that are more accessible, less damaging, and more effective is becoming increasingly critical. This is where Material Nexus steps in; a revolutionary company that is transforming materials R&D through the AI and advanced quantum calculations.
Traditional methods of discovering next-generation materials have been slow and arduous, often requiring decades of research. However, with the urgency of industrial needs, we cannot afford to wait. Material Nexus has developed groundbreaking software that can accurately and rapidly model new material properties, accelerating the development of sustainable materials. By utilising artificial intelligence and quantum calculations, Material Nexus is able to streamline the discovery and design process, making it more accurate, efficient and effective.
Jonathan Bean says:
"As a society, we rely heavily on advanced materials to build the technologies which are vital for a net-zero world. These include magnetic materials used for clean energy solutions like wind turbines and electric vehicles, and precious metals for producing green hydrogen. Our mission is simple – to discover more sustainable materials which governments and companies can use to build green technologies, in a way that’s commercially viable."
In recognition of their groundbreaking work, Material Nexus was among the select few startups chosen to be a part of the Founders Factory G-Force Sustainability Seed Programme. Created with the mission of addressing the global climate crisis, the G-Force programme provides capital, operational support, and access to a rich ecosystem of innovation and climate-focused venture capitalists.
This round was led by Ada Ventures, with additional investment from the University of Cambridge, and angels Andrew MacKay and Jasmin Thomas.
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