INDUSTRY: Cleantech, Technology FINANCING: Emerging, Seed Fund

Nanozen develops accurate, lightweight sensors to monitor harmful airborne particles in industrial settings. Their products detect fine particulate matter in the air that represent either health, comfort, manufacturing quality or safety issues. The target markets for their products include sawmills, mines, food processing plants and factories.

Founder and CTO, Dr. Winnie Chu, developed the core technology based on research she performed as an Assistant Professor at the School of Environmental Health at UBC. In 2014 e@UBC’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Peter Briscoe joined the company as full-time CEO and the company successfully raised a seed round of funding. With seed funding in hand Nanozen relocated to a new laboratory and office space in Vancouver.