We are a Think-Tank / Research Group / Fund
dedicated to solving the grand challenges that face humanity.
Molecule was founded to solve the grand challenges that face humanity and the planet in the 21st Century.
We find, invest in and co-develop emerging technologies that have the potential to be cutting-edge, effective solutions. Our mission is to launch these solutions as investable companies based on solid business fundamentals that benefit humanity and the planet.
We are passionate about Molecule, its subsidiary companies and technologies becoming catalysts for shifting our collective mindset from the goal of conquering the global landscape to one of sustainment and improvement for future generations.
WHAT WE DO
Molecule works hand-in-hand with academic R&D labs, engineering firms, marketers and end users to bring breakthrough technology to the real world.
We launch these new technologies as subsidiary companies open to outside investment, licensing, joint-venture or acquisition. We work with some of the best scientific, engineering, legal, accounting and intellectual property teams in the world to ensure that these opportunities are not only viable to the end user, but properly structured to deliver value to investors and the environment.
Our hands-on approach is designed to put breakthrough ideas on the path to success.
1. First, we engage professional scientists to prove reliability, repeatability and reproducibility of the fundamental science.
2. Next, we discover the market need and alignment potential for real world application of the science, while also engaging professional engineering teams to prove viability and scale-ability of the science into the real world, resulting in a Minimum Viable Product (“MVP”).
3. We then launch these as independent, potentially investable companies, supported by targeted, international marketing campaigns. This reduces the technical risk, typically associated with new startups.
Project # 1
Molecule has launched an Ireland-based subsidiary company called Clear Materials LTD, to commercialize a new class of next-generation industrial desiccants.
These desiccants have been co-developed with the Crystal Engineering department at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Capable of improving the efficiency of air management dehumidifier systems by up to 75%, this new desiccant technology emerged from decades of research and has the power to disrupt the global air and humidity management industry.
The key innovation is that the desiccants pull water vapor from the air like normal desiccants but can release the water vapor back out at a much lower temperature than any other desiccant available today. This solves the number one limiting factor in the dehumidifier market by lowering the temperature required to expel unwanted humidity in the outside environment. This technology has the potential for massive, positive global impacts when fully adopted by the market.
The principal investigator is Professor Dr. Michael Zaworotko, Ph.D., Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering, who is ranked as one of the top-20 highest cited chemists in the world by Thomson-Reuters. Dr. Zaworotko is well known and highly respected in the pharmaceutical, academic, and industrial materials sciences world.
the Clear Materials Story
From the laboratory to the real world. Watch the video below to see how our materials are going to reduce the amount of energy we use.
Dan G. Aldrich III Ph.D.
We at Molecule choose projects that align with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals.
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