Airbus APWorks, the advanced materials and 3D printing subsidiary of Airbus Group, is using LEIF to launch and market the business to a global customer base, with a particular focus on the robotics, automotive and manufacturing industries.
“Participation in the LEIF advanced materials programme is producing several valuable business opportunities for us, not just with companies we are being introduced to directly, but also with companies from far afield that have contacted us after reading the LEIF report.”
Joachim Zettler, MD Airbus APWorks
Veolia Water Technologies, a division of Veolia Environnement, is using LEIF to help it connect with, and assess, potential licensing partners among the water-tech start-up businesses.
“LEIF has connected us with a rich mix of companies and investors. A number of potential opportunities for collaboration have risen."
Wayne Evans, VP - Industrial Technology, Veolia Water Technologies
Mountain Cleantech, a Swiss-based clean-tech investment company, participated in several LEIF programmes, which complemented resulted in us finding a strategic cornerstone investor (Ikea Greentech) for its €23m second fund.
“Thanks again LEIF for all the efforts and great ideas.” Juergen Habichler, Managing Director, Mountain Cleantech
Yellow and Blue, a Netherlands-based investment company, has used LEIF to raise the profile of its portfolio businesses among fellow financial and corporate venture capitalists.
“Tom is on top of new and forthcoming developments in clean-tech through his outstanding research capabilities. With LEIF he has created a platform that brings together forward-looking investors and entrepreneurs who shape the clean-tech industry: an essential forum for those who wish to invest ahead of the curve.” Albert Fischer, MD, Yellow and Blue Investment Management
Oakdene Hollins, a British research and consulting company active in clean-tech and sustainable markets, uses LEIF to help it meet potential customers in the venturing industry.
“LEIF has introduced us to a new network and provided us with a platform on which we have been able to present our ideas on new opportunities in clean technology.” David Fitzsimons, Director, Oakdene Hollins