CleanTech Technonology Evaluation and Assessment

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A presentation that describes a process for evaluating and understanding the risk associated with technology investment opportunities in the cleantech and greentech sector. We split the analysis into five main sections: people, financials, intellectual property, strategy and technical feasibility. The analysis accounts for regulatory and other incentive programs that are constantly changing in this exciting area.

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CleanTech Technonology Evaluation and Assessment

  1. 1. CleanTech Due Diligence C12 Solutions’ process for understanding technology risk Jason Norman Ph.D. Founder ! C12 Solutions
  2. 2. Investing in technology based opportunities needs to be approached carefully...
  3. 3. ...but with the right TOOLS
  4. 4. and PROCESS
  5. 5. we can manage the risk
  6. 6. We believe the process should be:
  7. 7. Timely
  8. 8. Transparent
  9. 9. Repeatable Repeatable Repeatable Repeatable Repeatable Repeatable
  10. 10. and UNBIASED
  11. 11. C12 Solutions focuses on ! five Finances People Intellectual Strategy Property Technology key areas
  12. 12. TECHNOLOGY
  13. 13. With over 20 years experience in industrial engineering
  14. 14. research
  15. 15. and sustainable product development
  16. 16. we can quickly assess technical viability
  17. 17. If we need to dive a little deeper...
  18. 18. ...we use analysis tools in fluid dynamics ...industrial process simulation...
  19. 19. chemical kinetics... ...and fuel science ...to provide further clarification fuel pyrolysis
  20. 20. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  21. 21. We look at patent information to ascertain: activity !""#$%&'()*+,-*(.#+'#&"&*(/-0&%0"( #!!" '&!" '%!" linkages '$!" '#!" '!!" &!" %!" $!" #!" !" '(()" '((%" '((&" '(((" #!!!" #!!'" #!!#" #!!*" #!!$" #!!)" #!!%" #!!+"
  22. 22. ...and develop an overall LANDSCAPE of the associated intellectual property
  23. 23. Further analysis highlights areas of potential: Strength Weakness Threat Opportunity
  24. 24. This enables us to determine: Competitive Technologies Acquistion Opportunities Buyers Partnerships Patent Strength Other M&A Threats Cross Licensing Freedom to Operate
  25. 25. Financials
  26. 26. We scrutinize the financial projections and test major project ASSUMPTIONS... Efficiency Cost of Materials Utilities Distribution Scale-up Tax credits Regulatory incentives Carbon credits IRR’s Payback
  27. 27. ...as well as those associated with ALTERNATIVE solutions Vs. and other key TRENDS
  28. 28. Strategy
  29. 29. With reference to technology assessment, strategy relates to whether the technology is
  30. 30. L N TA M E RE Performance INC Time OR...
  31. 31. V E T I U P I SR Performance D PT IVE DIS RU Time
  32. 32. We identify an opportunity’s competitive advantages... HIGH x x x x x Opportunity x x x LOW le e X y X y us lit ab k PE nc PE .. is bi ... t A of R ie fit O na ... C fic ro se ... ai t Ef Ea st Re Su
  33. 33. We identify an opportunity’s competitive advantages...and relate them to competitive ... HIGH alternatives o x I x I I x I o x I x I Alternative A o o o x o o x Opportunity I x o Alternative B I LOW le e X y X y us lit ab k PE nc PE .. is bi ... t A of R ie fit O na ... C fic ro se ... ai t Ef Ea st Re Su
  34. 34. PEOPLE
  35. 35. We look at the people from the perspective of what needs to be done to move the technology forward
  36. 36. required capabilities are determined Member Member Member Member Competency ... A B C D Process Scale-up Catalysis Corrosion Design Manufacturing Partnerships Env. Permitting Intellectual Property Project Management Commercialization Piloting
  37. 37. required capabilities are determined and matched against those of the team Member Member Member Member Competency ... A B C D Process Scale-up Catalysis Corrosion Design Manufacturing Partnerships Env. Permitting Intellectual Property Project Management Commercialization Piloting
  38. 38. To do this, we interview the team and use various competitive intelligence techniques to identify: Professional networks associations and track record
  39. 39. It is through this analysis
  40. 40. that we obtain... Finances People Intellectual Strategy Property Technology ...the BIGGER PICTURE associated with an investment opportunity
  41. 41. For more information contact: Jason S. Norman 201-889-3244 j.norman@c12solutions.com ! C12 Solutions

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