Providing the freedom to pursue the future

UL Ventures works with entrepreneurs and leading experts to develop solutions that ensure safety, security, sustainability and interoperability within new fields and technologies. We provide capital, expertise and access to UL ecosystems so you can pursue innovation.

Investments


3DSIM develops powerful simulation software for metal additive manufacturing. 3DSIM's leading software tools empower manufacturers, designers, materials scientists and engineers, to achieve their objectives through simulation-driven innovation rather than physical trial and error. 3DSIM was successfully acquired by ANSYS in November 2017. Learn more at 3DSIM.com.


Metamoto brings best practices for test and validation of autonomous system software to world-class enterprises and is a provider of superior simulation-centric products and services. Learn more at metamoto.com.


SafeTraces is a food safety solutions company providing disruptive solutions for food traceability, purity verification, and sanitation verification. Learn more at safetraces.com.


SkySpecs enables wind farm owners, ISPs, and OEMs to easily monitor and track the health of their wind turbines with a 15-minute automated robotic inspection. Learn more at skyspecs.com.


STAE provides a single dynamic software platform that enables cities to ingest, store, distribute, analyze and act upon data in real-time to realize the full potential of connected infrastructure and city services. Learn more at stae.co.


OpenDataSoft develops powerful data publishing and visualization platforms for Smart Cities. OpenDataSoft powers the information network connecting cities, their citizens, and their partners together. Learn more at OpenDataSoft.com.


Voltaiq provides a comprehensive analytics platform to accelerate battery product development and ensure performance, predictability and reliability. Learn more at Voltaiq.com.

Projects

Additive Manufacturing: Facility Safety

UL recently published UL 3400, an Outline of Investigation for Additive Manufacturing (AM) Facility Safety Management. The outline will be used for the evaluation and certification of any AM facility using powder as the initial form of feedstock material to print parts.


Additive Manufacturing: Training

Collaborating with AM industry leaders, UL has established a three-tier professional AM training program. As part of the program, UL jointly created the first AM training facility dedicated to metal AM.


Smart Cities: Digital Infrastructure

UL Ventures and STAE are collaborating on a project focused on the identification and definition of standards specific to city data sets. The project is in cooperation with the city of Jersey City, New Jersey.


Smart Cities: Standards

In collaboration with the UL Standards team, UL Ventures is exploring and defining opportunities for standard development recommendations for Smart Cities.


Urban Mobility Task Force

UL Ventures is chairing the Urban Mobility Task Force as part of the Smart Cities Council. The task force’s mission is to prepare cities for the successful implementation of advanced technology-based mobility solutions.
Simin Zhou
Simin Zhou
Title: VP & Managing Director
Location: Singapore
Interests: Autonomous systems, digital infrastructure, simulation technologies
Contact: simin.zhou@ul.com
Ravi Mulugu
Ravi Mulugu
Title: Director
Location: San Francisco, CA
Interests: Sensors, IOT, Healthtech, AI
Contact: ravi.mulugu@ul.com
Mathieu Guerville
Mathieu Guerville
Title: Director
Location: San Francisco, CA
Interests: Blockchain, AI, robotics
Contact: mathieu.guerville@ul.com
Norm Lowe
Norm Lowe
Title: Manager
Location: New York, NY
Interests: Autonomous systems, drones, Smart Cities
Contact: norman.lowe@ul.com
Melissa Albrecht
Melissa Albrecht
Title: Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
Interests: Additive manufacturing, simulation, AI
Contact: melissa.albrecht@ul.com
Bob Sung
Bob Sung
Title: Manager
Location: Taiwan
Interests: Autonomous systems, digital manufacturing
Contact: bob.sung@ul.com
Stanford Au
Stanford Au
Title: Senior Advisor
Location: Cupertino, CA
Interests: AI, SaaS, technology, architecture
Contact: Linkedin
Bruce Bailey
Bruce Bailey
Title: Senior Advisor
Location: Albany, NY
Interests: Renewables, smart grid, analytics
Contact: Linkedin

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