The 2016 LEIF Brief: Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility and Automotive Technology 2016

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Clients: Mountain Cleantech, a Swiss-based clean-tech investment company, and Oakdene Hollins, a British research and consulting company

When and where: Presented, discussed and debated at a round-table dinner at the London offices of Norton Rose Fullbright in March 8th 2012. 

Objective: For Mountain Cleantech, the research and event served to complement and enable LEIF’s fund-raising strategy for Mountain Cleantech, which resulted in us finding a strategic cornerstone investor (Ikea Greentech) for its €23m second fund. ​For Oakdene Hollins, the report and event raised its profile among investor and innovator audiences.

The 2012 LEIF Brief: Remanufacturing & Recommerce​​

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Client: Veolia Water Technologies 

When and where: First presented at a LEIF round-table event – Venturing in the Water-Energy Nexus – at the London offices of Baker Botts in June 2013, and at GWI conferences in Houston and Paris in September 2013 and May 2014 respectively. 


Objective: For Veolia, LEIF research and events serve to promote its role as a partner to new water-tech businesses. 


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Clients: Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), Airbus APWorks 


When and where: First presented at a LEIF conference attended by an invited audience of corporate and financial venture capitalists and representatives of start-ups at the London offices of Norton Rose Fulbright on March 26th 2015, the report also served as a catalyst for discussion, debate and networking among top venturers including Bekaert, Pangaea and BASF at a break-out session moderated by LEIF’s Tom Whitehouse at the Global Corporate Venturing symposium on June 2nd and 3rd. 


Objective: For SAEV, LEIF research and events raise awareness of its interest in advanced materials investing. For Airbus APWorks, LEIF helps connect it with customers and potential collaborators. ​​

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​​​​​​​​​​The 2015 LEIF Brief: New Fusions in Advanced Materials

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​Clients: Castrol, Denso and Magna

When and where: This report coincided with GCV’s conference Corporate Venturing and the Future of Automotive and Mobility Technology on December 1st 2016 in London, and its Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit on January 25th and 26th 2017 in California. The report was distributed digitally in the run-up to these conferences, its contents trailed extensively in social media and venturing publications. It was also given to conference delegates.

Objective: This report is a review of the venturing activities of those determined to shape the future of mobility. It communicated its sponsors' investment strategies. 

​The 2014 LEIF Brief: Water Innovatio​n in Oil and Gas​

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Clients: Innovate UK, Peloton Advisors, CleanTeq, Norton Rose Fulbright and Enso


When and where: The report was distributed at conferences in 2015.

Objective: This reports champions the advanced materials innovation and expertise of its sponsors. 

The 2016 LEIF Brief: Venturing in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Nexus

The 2013 LEIF Brief: Water Innovation in Oil and Gas

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Client: Veolia Water Technologies 


When and whereFirst presented at a LEIF round-table event – Venturing in the Water-Energy Nexus – attended by corporate venture units of major oil and gas companies, and by leading family office investors, at the London offices of Baker Botts on October 15th 2014.


ObjectiveFor Veolia, LEIF research and events serve to promote its role as a partner to new water-tech businesses.