Commercialize Your
Breakthrough Technology

About DownSelect

DownSelect® is Innventure’s systematic evaluation, risk mitigation, and company creation assessment to transform markets. We are focused on driving accelerated global commercialization based on decades of experience leveraging DownSelect insights and serial C-level leadership teams (CXO's) that come from the Innventure team. Infrastructure to raise funds helps new Innventure Companies source sufficient funding to scale. We maintain a robust balance sheet and a separate investment fund, giving us the flexibility to underwrite new Innventure Companies through mid-stage growth while retaining significant control during the formative years of each company.Our funding infrastructure also gives the management teams of new Innventure Companies the runway to prioritize growth of the business and not be overly distracted by fundraising efforts.

We select breakthrough technology designed
to mitigate risk and accelerate success

Innventure's proprietary DownSelect assessment vets a broad range of disruptive technologies and seeks to identify opportunities that address significant market needs for commercialization. DownSelect® is Innventure’s systematic evaluation, risk mitigation, and company creation assessment to transform markets.

Throughout the DownSelect assessment, we're looking through the lens of each dimension of the Innventure model including Multinational Partner, Strategic Execution, Significant Need, and Breakthrough Solution.

Meet Colin Scott

Colin Scott leads Innventure’s DownSelect process – our proprietary, systematic methodology to evaluate opportunities to commercialize transformative, but proven, technology solutions that meet significant market needs; select the most viable opportunities; and use the analysis to construct a roadmap to launch and develop Innventure Companies that execute those plans with a high probability of success.

What to Expect

While Innventure was founded in 2015, its roots can be traced back more than thirty years, built around an evolved model created by a handful of Innventure’s current managing partners who have worked together for over three decades in the creation of disruptive companies rooted in breakthrough technologies across different industries.


Opportunity Screen

A high level assessment to determine whether the technology and associated business opportunities meet key criteria and to identify any critical issues that must be resolved to get to an eventual yes.

Critical Factor Assessment

Identification, assessment, and prioritization of an opportunity’s critical success and risk factors. The output at this stage includes a holistic assessment and determination on whether to proceed. If yes, includes the development plan to quantify critical success factors and mitigate risk.


Comprehensive Quantification

Quantitative assessment of the immediate new economic value proposition that drives adoption and pro-forma financial model. Output from this stage includes projected incremental profits generated for customers, compelling pricing model required to drive early adoption, business economics, risk factor mitigations and investment requirements.

Strategy & Formation

Set the initial strategy and secure early-stage funding/control of new Innventure Company. Secure rights to the technology via licensing or ownership, install appropriate management team and create the new Innventure Company.


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