Zero to One
“Zero to One”
Our mission is to empower the development of technologies, products and services and conduct business development across sectors and markets to carry them from “Zero to One.” Although we have a large focus on sustainability as a societal challenge that must be solved, our work and ethos apply to almost any area of Research and Innovation and have us involved in ICT, engineering, robotics and additive manufacturing and other fields at the cutting edge of science. In parallel, we aim to act as an agent for innovation and new technologies linked directly to the market in our areas of activity.
HOW WE DO IT
People tend to think that technology automatically gets better every year – well it doesn’t. It only gets better if smart people work like crazy to make it better.” – Elon Musk, TESLA, SolarCity, SpaceX.
People come to us with great ideas and we provide the knowledge, leadership and persistence to put that great idea through a deliberate innovation process and trajectory. Our partnering is typically not a one-time touch but instead a strategic alliance across time to systematically take the steps necessary to move forward. Working with our clients takes many forms as the needs of a young entrepreneur are completely different than the needs of an established industrial or public organization. We customize what we offer every time based on who we are working with.
With respect to funding, we excel at the formation of collaborative research under Horizon 2020 – the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. We also have deep visibility on national instruments and research programs and have branches positioned in Italy, the UK, Spain and France for specifically this purpose. Our branches also extend our market outreach and technology transfer opportunities to various markets. Clients that partners with us are immediately connected across Europe via our branches and network of over 600 organizations that we’ve already partnered with in past proposals and projects. We have shareholders positioned in the USA and a next future step will be opening in the USA to foster EU-USA collaboration opportunities.
With respect to startups, we’ve been a part of launching 5 companies in 4 countries.
One part of our value proposition is accelerating all early stage decisions and processes to make them more cost efficient, time efficient and with better results. In short, we reduce the barriers to getting started. With respect to any organization conducting research and innovation, there are in many cases tax incentives that can be leveraged and are often overlooked. With respect to organizations looking to innovate to increase their market position or competitiveness, we have a broad view of innovative technologies and research trends across various sectors. The way we grow, train and develop our staff is also different. Across the group we have 19 partners. Every staff member is a business developer and has performance based incentives. Staff that create IP or startup opportunities have the opportunity to directly participate in that growth.
The other part of “how we do it” is simply being out there and doing it. Our engineers are flying drones and developing new applications and services for their use. We’re training the next generation of engineers (university students and also engineering professionals expanding their skills) on cutting edge building energy simulation software (IESVE) so that they are more competitive on the market. We’re out there conducting LEED consulting (Leadership in Energy Efficiency Design) providing sustainability guidance across the entire building construction stakeholder value chain.
This invaluable field work is often the exact bridge that allows us to bring research to the market and the market to research
WHAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED WITH US HAVE TO SAY
I attended R2M’s proposal training program and spent two weeks working out of R2M. Wow. We got a submission out of it and I think I took two years out of the learning process.
R2M brought us to H2020, connected us to new networks for R&I, and even helped customize our platform for sales into Italy. Very high impact.
I got the opportunity to work on real world projects and dynamic energy simulations. They then helped me win a research scholarship to Ireland. I’m very grateful to the team at R2M