Glenntex is a Swedish Startup based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The three-man founding team formed in 2020 at Chalmers University of Technology, with the ambition of introducing graphene nanocomposites to the world of sports.
What's the mission?
Improve material performance and sustainability in sports to create the tools for the next generation of athletes.
We strive to reduce the environmental burden of products, through reducing the consumption of low-durability plastics, composites and virgin materials.
In the long run, we hope to see our nanocomposite designs being deployed across a multitude of industries under the shared vision of a more sustainable and responsible consumption of plastics. That starts with sport.
How can we achieve it?
Our novel nanocomposite designs offer a step-change improvement in the properties of polymeric materials. We can explore combinations of characteristics to form a material that ultimately demonstrates properties that had previously been considered impossible to achieve.
The best part? Our designs can be applied across many polymers and properties - meaning we can develop countless new materials through deploying our technology. Furthermore, we still have hundreds of questions surrounding how far this nanocomposite can influence non-mechanical properties. We're only just touching the tip of the iceberg in this innovation.
Who is Glenntex?
Two Business Developers, Carl and Elliot, joined PhD Researcher Govin through the internal programmes at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and Chalmers Ventures. The team has a vastly diverse range of competencies and holster an entrepreneurial toolset that will drive leadership in innovation.
Elliot Sparrow | MSc Business Design
Background: BSc Sports and Materials Science, University of Birmingham.
Experience: Sales, Marketing, Communications and Business Development
Role: Sales & Business Development
Carl Nord | MSc Business Design
Background: BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
Experience: Product Development, Technical Verification, Business Development
Role: Product Development & Operations
Govindan Induchoodan | PhD Material Design - Graphene Functionalisation
Background: MSc Material Science, Chalmers University of Technology
Experience: Material Design, Nanocomposite Design, Material Innovation
Role: Research and Development
Glenntex are situated in the heart of the Swedish entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gothenburg. Chalmers University spearheads the European Graphene Flagship, and is widely considered a leading University in Material Engineering. The School of Entrepreneurship has fostered the development skills required to grow a technology-based startup, facilitating wherever possible.
Glenntex has been backed by Chalmers Ventures, a leading European incubator specialising in deep-tech startups. With the team accepted into the pre-accelerator programme, Chalmers Ventures offer expert coaching and networks to hundreds of outstanding entrepreneurs who have ties with the nordic incubator.
The city of Gothenburg has been consecutively voted the world's most sustainable city, contributing to the environmental agenda that the team has set out. Establishing itself as a Gothenburg-based startup, the team is proud to be located in a city that leads by example.