New technologies are worthless if people and businesses can't easily use them. Sometimes it takes an outsider's view to take an innovation from a theory to its best practical use.
has been helping entrepreneurs and companies in Ohio and beyond develop new science and technology-based products, services and processes for more than three years. The owners have at times invested in some of these new technologies and helped launch startups in the process.
The Dayton firm works as an innovation catalyst creating new products through physical science, biology, electronics, and engineering. It works with clients who are early in the innovation process or who are trying to solve specific problems through technology.
NoBull was founded by former veteran Miami University chemistry professor Gilbert Pacey, former Procter & Gamble product developer and scientist Wolfgang Spendel and Todd Dockum, director of the Miami Heritage Technology Park. The company has two employees and is applying for federal grants that could allow them to hire two-to-three more in the next 12 months.
"People come to us who have a technology-based idea but need some help. We provide experience in developing technologies and help them get their idea to the next level. We also have people who have a good technology but are naive on the business end, and we can help them as well," Pacey says.
The company often helps clients discover multiple and new uses for their ideas beyond their preconceived notions.
"Sometimes people get tunnel vision and Wolf is really good at helping them see beyond that," Pacey adds.
Among the companies NoBull has worked with are Algaeventure Systems, Inc
., a clean energy tech company in Marysville, and Applied Nanoinfusion
and VCG Chromatography,
both in Dayton. NoBull is partial owner of VCG.
NoBull is located in a facility of The Institute for Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technolog
y, (or IDCAST). IDCAST, is a research and development accelerator established through a $28 million Ohio Third Frontier
Source: Gilbert Pacey, NoBull Innovation
Writer: Feoshia Henderson