What we do:
Moonshot Works was founded by product development and startup specialist, Bjorn D. Simundson in 2014, to help Angel Investors bring impactful startups to the world. We focus on developing solutions to problems that matter, by building teams of talented individuals, dedicated to solving some of the world’s toughest problems.
Our most recent project we began in 2016 has been to “Help Solve the World’s Water Problem.” To answer this global grand challenge, we built Molecule USA, Inc., dedicated to developing a disruptive, new potable water technology that can make water from humidity in the air, even when it’s cold and dry outside.
Molecule was awarded the “Innovation of the Year” from the Irish Laboratory Awards in 2020, for the development of a new desiccant sorbent material, called “Regeneration Optimized Sorbent” which in recent testing is showing 300% greater water vapor capacity, 350% better low humidity performance, and uses 75% less energy than the industry standard desiccant, silica.
This project has now yielded the world’s most effective and efficient Atmospheric Water Generator, capable of making clean, pure drinking water from air, even in cold and dry environments down to 40°F and 12% relative humidity.
We are focused on integrating this tech as a matter of national defense, as potable water is critical to our populations’ survival. This tech is now being evaluated by the US Department of Defense, the National Disaster Resilience Council, and InfraGard for its ability to protect military and civilian populations alike from water challenges due to conflict, natural disaster and large scale blackouts.
Molecule’s vision is to transform communities around the world with a environmentally-friendly, sustainable, renewable source of water, alleviating stress on our natural environment and making water abundance for all a reality.
Please visit: https://molecule.us to learn more!
In 2022, Moonshot Works will be transitioning from being a consultancy, to launching an online community, focused on networking transformative technologies that ensure national security, like clean water, reliable food, EMP resilience, communication integrity, community preparedness, defense, mobility and more. This will be in a fun, video blog format. We are taking applications now for joining in this fun experience!
How we do it:
We follow a very streamlined product development process, broken into three main steps to ensure your investment has solid footing in the months and years ahead.
Technical Auditing & Market Validation.
First, we need to ensure that the technology or product behind your vision has merit based on solid scientific and engineering data, during the TRL’s 1-3 (“Technology Readiness Level”). We work with the researchers directly to ensure that there is a truly objective look at the technology, without the “rose-colored-glasses” and that the tech isn’t being painted in the all-too-common, overly optimistic light disconnected from reality. Our hands-on approach keeps the project along a rigorous vetting process and structured product development process, toward delivering a patented technology / product that delivers a disruptive benefit to some key industry need.
Minimum Viable Product & Commercialization.
Second, we bridge the gap between the scientific research teams, real-world engineering needs and market needs, to ensure that the research is actively guided towards a tangible end product that solves with real-world expectations. We help guide the researchers to what’s relevant for the engineering teams as we move into higher TRL’s 4-6. At the same time, we generate market analyses by integrating with end-user stakeholders, users and process development teams towards product optimization and build support for early-adopter and pilot programs, with a proof-of-concept real world working prototype, and path to market.
Third, we prepare the technology / product up as a deliverable with a comprehensive go to market plan as we progress through TRL 7-9. This can be prepped to be a standalone startup ready for investment backed by a business plan and market penetration strategy, or a technology for sale to an incumbent as a turn-key new product ready for market. The goal is to get the message out about your new innovation in the most expedient way possible to your specific target market, creating value for your idea to the end user. This is the exciting shouting from the rooftops moment and your turn to shine!