Nanoco Grp Ltd

  • Paul O'Brien (Participant)
  • Nigel Pickett (Participant)
  • Steven Daniels (Participant)

    Impact: Economic, Technological, Society and culture


    Nanoco, is a University of Manchester spin out company having a current market capitalisation of £384m (31/7/2013). Nanoco’s proprietary processes enable, for the first time, commercial quantities of high-quality quantum dot nanoparticles, free of toxic heavy-metals, to be manufactured economically – for incorporation into next-generation displays & solar-cells.As a result of its world-leading disruptive technology, Nanoco has, in the REF period, forged down-stream global business partnerships that have generated around £11m revenue, creating 95 jobs with Nanoco (at a cost of over £3m/year), substantial secondary employment in the supply chain, and underpinning technology to enable the delivery of more energy-efficient electronic devices.
    Impact date2014
    Category of impactEconomic, Technological, Society and culture
    Impact levelBenefit

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Advanced materials