QustomDot is a spin-off of the Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures Research Group (PCN) of prof. Zeger Hens at Ghent University. The company was founded in January 2020 by Igor Nakonechnyi (CPO), Willem Walravens (CTO) and Kim De Nolf (CEO) and with the help of 3 respected investors: Qbic2 (an inter-university venture capital fund), PMV and VIGO Ventures.
QustomDot is developing cadmium-free quantum dots (QDs) that are stable for advanced applications. QDs are semiconductor nanoparticles that can transform UV or blue light into pure colors, such as green and red, through a process known as down-conversion. The emission color of the QDs is determined by the size of the QDs, which we precisely control through state-of-the-art synthetic procedures. A strong advantage of QDs is that they are obtained as a colloidal dispersion, which opens industrially relevant processing strategies such as direct printing or photolithography. As we speak, QDs are at the birth of the next technological revolution in the display industry, after LCD and OLED. Current QD technologies, however, suffer from instabilities under the influence of high light flux and elevated operating temperatures. We at QustomDot have developed a technology that renders QDs suitable to be used as down-converter directly on LED chips, thereby moving into the application field of microLEDs, the next big thing.
QustomDot is not a traditional raw materials supplier. With their QD technology and world-class knowledge of QD synthesis and surface chemistry, they assist their partners with customized QD developments and help them with the integration in their devices. They also strive for further optimization of their technology by working together with other players in the microLED industry.
Place within the organisation
Very flat organisational structure. Key member of the organisation, will work in close collaboration with the core management team consisting of CEO, CTO and CPO.
The Business Development Manager will help increasing QustomDot’s value by building its go-to-market strategy in a very hands-on way. He/She/They will:
Experience, knowledge and skills
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