LuxNovusLight-based Technology Commercializationwww.luxnovusgroup.com
The Age of the Photon Is Here! • Society’s need for higher technology is constantly increasing: better, more of it and faster. The pace of this demand is accelerating: • Health care ... remote patient diagnostics, advanced surgery, etc. • Defense … sensing, ISR, directed energy, hyper-spectral imaging, etc. • Automotive … driver’s enhancement, displays, smart highways, etc. • Agriculture … remote sensing, autonomous navigation, etc. • Advanced Manufacturing … ultra-precise tolerances, materials processing, etc. • Communications … terabits per second required; transistor “doubling” according to Moore’s Law no longer possible; • Due to this dynamic, technology-based solution delivery is moving away from electrons and toward light (photons)
Opportunity Hardware – Google Glass(Click to run Video) Software – Life Science(Click to run Video) Billions of dollars, at an increasing rate, are spent each year in light-based research and development. National-level expertise is scattered and in strong demand. Significant instances of light-based technologies commercialization into consumer markets are beginning to emerge
Targeted Technologies Ultrashort Pulse LaserMicromachining Free Space OpticalCommunications (“Li-Fi”) Solid-State Device Innovation Plasma Lighting
Opportunity Seized • LuxNovus focuses on emerging opportunities relative to light-based technologies and businesses: • Creates short-term revenue by: • Executing R&D projects • Creating and maturing Technologies • Developing Intellectual Property • Creates long-term value by: • Investing in and maturing portfolio companies • Create and grow value in the portfolio
Management Team • Mr. Tim Wagler, CEO • 20+ years in Defense and Government engineering services • CEO and Co-Founder of STIMULUS Engineering (www.stimulusengineering.com) • Dr. Bill Kiser, CTO • 20+ years in Life Science and Academic Electro-optics • Senior Director of the Penn State Electro-Optics Center (www.electro-optics.org) • Co-Founder of Optosonics (www.optosonics.com/) • Mr. Greg Oates, COO • 30+ years in Defense and Automotive electronics engineering and manufacturing services • Director of Strategic Projects at STIMULUS Engineering (www.stimulusengineering.com) • Six Sigma Black Belt, IPC Certified Program Manager (CEPM) • Strategic Advisors: • Honorable Tom Ridge (Ridge Global, www.ridgeglobal.com, 43rd Gov. of Pennsylvania, 1st Sec. of US DHS) • John Quain (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, www.bipc.com/john-m-quain/, Former Chairman of a PUC) • Mike Murski (CEO, Murski Breeding, www.murskibreeding.com/html/Home.htm , Advanced Outdoors) • Bob Kruger (Optosonics, www.optosonics.com/, Life Sciences) • Dr. Karl Harris (Director, Penn State EOC, www.electro-optics.org) • Greg Hays ( Principle of GPH Consulting, www.gphconsulting.com, SPAWAR/SC SME)
Other Differentiators • Management Team: • Experience, market knowledge, access to technical experts, advisors and social networks • Markets: • Extensive partner network and its intelligence, experienced in both DoD and Commercial Markets • Speed-to-Commercialization: • Ability to rapidly fund and mature seed-level ventures to first round of early stage financing • Cost: • Low operational overhead vs non-profit competitors
Near-Term Crane Projects(Operations) • Shipboard panoramic wide field of view EO/IR imaging, persistent autonomous target detection, ID and tracking with human systems integration at tactically significant ranges. • Off-board versus on-board remote weapon optical sight targeting error characterization through analysis, modeling, and measurement.
Near-Term Crane Projects(Operations) • Non-mechanical optical beam steering and multi-target tracking/engagement technologies • Off-board versus on-board remote weapon optical sight targeting error characterization through analysis, modeling, and measurement.
Other Near-Term Projects(Operations) • DOD Rapid Innovation Fund - There will be an upcoming BAA released (target July 2012) for the next round. (See http://www.dodsbir.net/rif/SignIn.asp). Also, here is a link describing the RIF (http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sb/opportunities.shtml). Our network landed a $1.5M opportunity last year. • ONR SwampWorks - http://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Science-Technology/Directorates/office-innovation/swampworks-innovation.aspx . Our network landed a $1M+ project last year. • ONR TechSolutions - http://www.onrglobal.navy.mil/techsolutions/ . Our network is in discussions for a $1M+ project. • SOCOM SORDAC - http://www.socom.mil/sordac/Pages/Default.aspx. Very target rich environment. Our network is very confident in landing at least one $1.5M project within one year. • DARPA – We are aware of a specific Infrared Countermeasures-related opportunity that is Crane-related. Our network is investigating this project and a few others in the range of $1M+.
Near-Term Investment Opps(Holding) Commercialize plasma lighting into narrow light beam and extremely energy-efficient configurations for outside application (e.g., architectural lighting, military applications, etc.). • Company: Aurora • Life Science Product Micromachining Commercialize Crane-related ultrashort pulse laser technology for application into biopolymer stent production. Partnering discussions with a leading life science company relating to technology refinement and manufacturing are underway. • Company: Indiana IC • Quilted Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) http://www.indianaic.com/home • Commercialize existing microchip integration technology. Addresses FPA manufacturing yield, planarity control, and scalability complexity. Disruptively drives down the cost of larger format arrays. Company: Straylight ‘Tight Beam’ Plasma Lighting http://straylightoptical.com/
Financials • $500,000 in financing is required to achieve plan. This allows for a 15% cash reserve at the low point in cash.
Summary • Light-based technologies, particularly in the software realm, are maturing to extremely disruptive potentials. • New and lucrative markets are arriving each day. • A world-class team has been formed. • LuxNovus is prepared to seize this opportunity. Microsoft’s new revolutionary image processing technology (Click to run Video)
Target Market References * http://tealgroup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79:teal-group-predicts-worldwide-uav-market-will-total-89-billion-in-its-2012-uav-market-profile-and-forecast&catid=3&Itemid=16 ** http://imsresearch.com/news-events/press-template.php?pr_id=1721 ***http://www.prlog.org/10738228-global-solid-state-led-lighting-market-forecast-to-grow-309-to-nearly-13bn-in-2013.html ****http://paris.utdallas.edu/IEEE-RS-ATR/document/2007/2007-20.pdf *****http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-48/issue-01/features/economic-aftershocks-keep-laser-markets-unsettled.html