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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. Learn more at 3DSIM.com.

3DSIM was successfully acquired by ANSYS in November 2017.



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, the leading automated infrastructure inspection company, 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.

Projects

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.


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.


Additive Manufacturing: Material Verification Program

UL developed a new service that enables customers to have published data that facilitates pre-selection of 3D printed materials and components for use in various end products. Also known as the UL Blue Card program, it defines the requirements necessary to recognize plastics intended for 3D printing, proving the safety, integrity and usefulness of materials.
Simin Zhou
Simin Zhou
Title: VP & Managing Director
Location: Singapore
Interests: Autonomous systems, digital infrastructure
Contact: simin.zhou@ul.com
Melvin Tan
Melvin Tan
Title: Innovation Manager
Location: Singapore
Interests: Autonomous systems, AI, analytics
Contact: melvin.tan@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: Innovation Manager
Location: New York, NY
Interests: Autonomous systems, drones, Smart Cities
Contact: norman.lowe@ul.com
Melissa Albrecht
Melissa Albrecht
Title: Additive Manufacturing Program Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
Interests: Additive Manufacturing, simulation, AI
Contact: melissa.albrecht@ul.com
Matt Pasha
Matt Pasha
Title: Innovation Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
Interests: Smart Cities, urban mobility
Contact: matthew.pasha@ul.com
Bob Sung
Bob Sung
Title: Innovation Manager
Location: Taiwan
Interests: Automation systems, sensor technologies
Contact: bob.sung@ul.com
Hans van Toor
Hans van Toor
Title: Innovation Manager in Residence
Location: Amsterdam
Interests: Smart Cities, digital manufacturing
Contact: hans.vantoor@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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ANN ARBOR, Michigan, January 9, 2017 – SkySpecs, the leading automated infrastructure inspection company, announces an $8 million Series B financing. The round was led by […]

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UL Ventures and stae.co, a New York City-based startup, recently announced a collaboration focused on the identification and definition of standards specific to city data […]

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On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, UL Ventures’ portfolio company 3DSIM was successfully acquired by ANSYS, the global leader of engineering simulation software. The acquisition of […]

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 — SafeTraces, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area based company that provides ground-breaking food source assurance solutions, announced that it […]

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Metamoto, Inc., a revolutionary startup in scalable simulation for autonomous systems, closed its seed round fundraise of $2M. Proceeds will fuel Metamoto’s go-to-market plans. Metamoto’s […]

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