BlueDot Photonics

BlueDot Photonics logo imageBlueDot Photonics is a U.S-based company that is working on building next generation solar panels and photonic devices.

BlueDot Photonics' expertise is in the synthesis and characterization of photoactive materials and in the design and manufacturing of devices. The company is committed to finding new ways to harvest, manipulate and transform light using unique materials and simple manufacturing techniques.

BlueDot is commercializing proprietary technology to create the next generation of solar panels and photonic devices. It was also one of the startups selected for Shell Gamechanger Accelerator Powered by NREL, in which it will be developing a cost-effective and scalable manufacturing process to create solar panels using perovskite materials, which aim to increase solar panel output by at least 10%.

VIVAN Life Sciences

VIVAN Life Sciences logoVIVAN Life Sciences is an India-based high-end chemical producer that caters for various industrial verticals such as electronics, display materials, solar panel materials and pharmaceuticals.

The company offers custom synthesis and contract research projects, and is producing several materials for the perovskite industry, including hole transport (HT) materials for perovskite solar cellsand perovskite precursors such as organic Onium salts and bromide salts.

Greatcell Solar Materials

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Greatcell Solar Materials manufactures and supplies the very best quality materials for energy systems applications. These include high-purity precursors for third-generation perovskite solar cells (PSC), dye-sensitised solar cells (DSC), semi-conductors, charge transport materials and LED components.

Greatcell Solar Materials is capable and ready for the industrialisation of DSC and PSC technologies. GSM is also providing materials for innovative and frontier perovskite applications such as optoelectronic, piezoelectric and ferroelectric devices, spintronics, transistors, catalysts and molecular switches.


Greatcell Solar Materials’ operations range from small scale synthesis to pilot scale development; capable of fulfilling small orders for individual projects to large orders for production scale initiatives.


Microchem logo imageMicrochem is a Korea-based global provider of ultra high-purity materials and components, mainly for the lighting industry. Microchem supplies mixed metal halides of a variety of components and compositions in the form of precisely-sized spheres of narrow mass variation and is now also covering ultra-dry metal halides of most of elements.

Microchem manufactures high-purity metal halides including: PbI2, SnI2, BiI3, RbI3 and CsI which are widely used in perovskite solar cell development. Microchem is also specialized in pelletizing those metal halides so that each pellet (1.0mg-10.0mg) can contain more than two metal halides according to molar ratio provided by a customer.

Microchem can aid the perovskite research community by providing easy-to-use materials. For example, a pellet (1.0mg) contains both CsI and PbI2 according to the molar ratio so that researchers or panel makers do not have to purchase CsI and PbI2 separately and add those metal halides into a solvent.

Quantum Materials Corp

quantum Materials Corp logo imageQuantum Materials Corp. manufactures Tetrapod Quantum Dots for use in medical, display, solar energy and lighting applications through an automated production process.

QMC states that its volume manufacturing methods assure economies of scale, reliability and uniformity to drive innovative discovery to commercial success by addressing three critical needs: lowering costs while improving efficiency and quality.

QMC's objective is to become the first manufacturer of mass produced, high performance quantum dots and other nanomaterials for its partners to integrate into new and better products; and the first solar cell manufacturer to be able to offer a solar electricity solution that competes on a non-subsidized basis with the price of retail electricity in key markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Zhijing Nanotech

Zhijing Nanotech logoZhijing Nanotech (Finest Nano) was founded in 2016 in China. The business office is located in Beijing and the R&D base is located in Zhangjiagang.

The company is dedicated to the development of low cost, high performance, environmentally benign perovskite quantum dots for their applications in lighting and display. Adapting its patented technology, the company has developed the world’s first PQD/polymer based optical film (PQDF). LCD displays equipped with PQDF reportedly exhibit a color gamut of 110% NTSC and brightness of 600 nits. Zhijing Nanotech is also applying its advanced perovskite technology to a wider range of applications, such as seperator membrane for Li ion battery, UV converter for Si solar cell, etc.

Zhijing Nanotech is now working closely with several world-leading industrial partners to integrate its PQDF product into various commercial display products. The company can also produce patented PQD coating materials in large quantity. PQDF samples made from PQD coating material are being tested by end customers. Zhijing Nanotech is able to offer PQDF samples with size range from A4 to 65 inch (16:9).

Quantum Solutions

Quantum Solutions is a nanotech startup company based in the UK and originally founded at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.

Quantum Solutions develops quantum dot materials and technology for image sensors applications. It provides QDot-branded quantum dots and helps to integrate them with silicon sensor technologies to detect the light beyond the visible spectrum. These wide range image sensors enable to capture images that would be invisible to the naked eye: from lower energy short wave infrared (SWIR) and middle wave infrared (MWIR) ranges to higher energy UV and X-ray lights.

Quantum Solutions has a range of QDs based on perovskite materials.

William Blythe

William Blythe logo imageWilliam Blythe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthomer PLC, is a manufacturer of inorganic speciality chemicals and advanced materials. WB's portfolio currently covers perovskite metal halide pre-cursor salts (more specifically - high purity lead iodide and stannous iodide), as well as iodine, Tin, Copper and Tungsten derivatives as well as advanced materials, among others Graphene Oxide.

Other activity in the perovskite arena is in R&D stages, but the Company is setup to produce many mixed metal oxides with perovskite structure at industrial scale and can work with companies for their specific needs.

Application areas that William Blythe focuses on are Catalysts, Coatings, Electronics, Life Sciences, Pigment, Polymer Additives, and many others.

Founded in 1845 and based in Accrington, England, WB's manufacturing capabilities extend from laboratory scale to multi thousand tonne manufacturing plants.

Green Science Alliance

Green Science Alliance logo imageGSA is a Japan-based chemical company which performs R&D of advanced cutting edge materials, especially in the field of energy and environmental science.

These materials also include perovskite quantum dots, and can be applied to solar cell, rechargeable battery technologies, capacitors, fuel cells, thermoelectric devices and more.


Avantama logo imageSwitzerland-based Avantama AG (previously called NanoGrade) is specialized in the development and supply of printable and coatable materials for the manufacturing of optical or electronic thin films. Avantam's materials are based on liquid formulations and inks containing semiconducting metal oxides or luminescent perovskite quantum dots.

Avantama’s QDs show several differences when compared to other commercial QDs (CdSe and InP): the chemical composition is based on metal halide perovskites such as e.g. CsPbBr3, the QD color is mainly controlled by the chemical composition and not by the QD size, no additional inorganic shell is needed for high quantum efficiency and stability and more.


Avantama states that its metal halide perovskite QDs yield the highest possible quantum efficiencies of > 95% which will result in best peak brightness of LCD displays.