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Frequently asked questions

Why TRL+?

Why projects that can change the world and the lives of millions of human beings, created by the brightest minds in research laboratories at universities, technology centers and institutes, are allowed to remain abandoned in drawers without reaching the market? These brilliant minds are, first and foremost, individuals of undeniable worth who deserve to be treated with the respect, trust, and loyalty they deserve.

What do we do?

We transform Deep Tech & Hard Science research projects originating from research laboratories at universities, technology centers, and institutes into powerful, sustainable, and viable spinoffs.

We provide our experience, we bring the capital needed, third parties, and the public, commercial and strategic development, and all the human talent required to move the projects forward. In exchange, we take a 20% stake in the newly created company, while the researchers hold approximately 70% and the universities hold the remaining portion.

What is not TRL+

  • We are not a consultancy firm, so we do not charge research groups for our work.  We only monetize our efforts by becoming partners in the spinoffs we create.
  • We are not an accelerator because we do not perform the typical “matchmaking” between researchers and entrepreneurs with business acumen, nor do we work on a mass scale. Each project is developed and nurtured with great care and attention.
  • We are not a Venture Capital fund because we do not invest in companies unrelated to our operation and in which we have not been involved from the beginning.

What sectors are of your interest?

  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Not
  • Algorithmics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Agrotech
  • Robotics
  • Food Tech
  • Digital Health
  • Nanotech
  • New Materials
  • Photonics
  • Biotech
  • Micro & Nano Electronics

How much equity do we acquire from the Spinoff?

Approximately 20% ownership in the newly created company, a percentage that dilutes in subsequent rounds, just like the rest of the partners.

When did we found TRL+?

October 15, 2021.

Who are our founders?

At TRL+ (Technology Readiness Level Plus), we have formed a balanced team with experience and capabilities to develop ambitious projects:

  • Luis Antonio Morró: Entrepreneur.
  • Lisardo Fernández: Research engineer in computing and AI, entrepreneur. 
  • Alvaro Miguel Cabrera: Entrepreneur, investor, and business angel. 
  • Héctor Fernández: Computer engineer and entrepreneur. 
  • Miguel Rull: Entrepreneur and business angel. 

Please refer to our “Team” section to learn more about their profiles.

We are obsessed with enabling society as a whole to embrace innovation.