The startup studio model allows us to share expertise between companies enabling us to engage more experienced scientists than could be affordable by most startups. These skills are clustered around custom materials, aquaculture technologies, machine vision and drug design. Sometimes we get to work at the interface of these domains, for example our aquaculture imaging.
Regardless of the area of research, we carefully manage the balance between what research is best done within our portfolio companies and what is better done in a university or government lab. We also integrate the research with the rest of the operations of the company, for example, considering market research, financing, and manufacturing in designing experiments.