Alpha Team Helps Silicon Valley Startup Enter New Markets

On Wednesday, March 8 four Alpha Team members presented their final recommendations on behalf of the 21-member team to the senior leadership of Carbon, a Silicon-Valley based 3D printing startup that is revolutionizing additive manufacturing.

 

Over the course of eight weeks, the Alpha Team worked with three mentors to research new applications of Carbon’s technology in the spare parts market. The Alpha Team, which collectively represented nine countries across three continents and 15 languages, identified key target industries and companies active in the spare parts market in the U.S., Germany, UK, and Japan.

 

In the consumer market, Carbon recently announced an agreement with Adidas to create a 3D-printed sneaker for the German company. A limited number of the Futurecraft 4D” shoes will be available in the fall, with full production ramping up next year.

 

At the Alpha Team presentation were Carbon co-founder and CEO, Joseph DeSimone, and Carbon Vice Presidents Philip DeSimone and Paul DiLaura. Other members of the Alpha Team also attended via a video conference. After the presentation, the Alpha Team members answered questions about their research and received a tour of Carbon’s headquarters and a demonstration of Carbon’s CLIP technology.

 

Alpha Teams are an offering of the Center for Global Enterprise’s Global Scholars program. Past Alpha Teams sponsors include the NFL and The London Taxi Company. You can learn more about Alpha Teams and other programs available through the Global Scholars program here.

 

 

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