Dr Claudio Marinelli

Claudio Marinelli, Eight19


Claudio has more than 25 years experience in business development and technology commercialisation. Previous roles include Senior Photonic Engineer in Silicon Valley (Luxnet Corp.), Open Innovation Director and Business Management Director in Nokia, as well as investor, founder and BD Director in UK ventures, including Applied Graphene Materials plc. Claudio holds a degree in Physics (University of Trieste, Italy), a PhD in Electronic Engineering (University of Bristol) and an MBA from the Judge Business School (University of Cambridge).


Commercialising organic photovoltaic – manufacturing and applications.

Eight19 design, develop & manufacture energy harvesting solutions incorporating our unique flexible organic solar technology. In its transition from from research and development to manufacturing and commercialisation, Eight19 has combined vertical integration with the outsourcing of selected process steps to achieve volume capacity and device performance adequate for real world applications, while minimising the requirement for capital investment. The talk will describe technical challenges and achievements, as well as a range of near-term market opportunities.

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