From Farm to Table: Quantum Dots that Do It All
Every year, Breakout Labs hosts Unboxing — our annual showcase in which Breakout Labs portfolio companies “unbox” their scientific innovation. Because the world looks very different this year and we cannot gather our wonderful community for this special event, we’ve decided to showcase our companies, and their most recent achievements, with our new Spotlight Series. Today, we’re glowing with excitement to highlight UbiQD.
Back in 2017, Breakout Labs funded UbiQD, an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security. UbiQD develops a new kind of safer, brighter, cost-effective, and more reliable quantum dot. Quantum dots are known for their highly efficient ability to convert one spectrum of light into another. UbiQD’s quantum dots enable industry leaders to harness the power of light in new ways. The company has gone on to raise more than $5M from grants, partnerships, and investors.
The funding from Breakout Labs allowed UbiQD to specifically focus on developing their greenhouse product, UbiGro®.
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UbiGro empowers greenhouse growers to control not just the amount of light, but also its color spectrum, allowing plants to take full control of their lighting environment and get the most from sunlight. Enabled by UbiQD’s patented luminescent quantum dot technology, UbiGro uses fluorescence to increase photosynthetic efficiency and trigger fruit and flower production, without wires or electricity. It’s a more sustainable approach to spectrum control than horticultural lighting.