About Us

  • Our mission
  • Facilitate battery research & development by providing access to collaborations and advanced information analysis tools.
  • Impact enterprise
  • We are an impact enterprise. As such we first target to maximise our impact. The achievement of a financial gain is only a secondary goal for us to the extent that it is helpful to organically grow our enterprise and increase our impact.
  • Commitment to stakeholders
  • In case that a dividend or the like is paid to shareholders, at least 5% of this amount will be paid to other stakeholders.
    b-science.net is committed to respecting the interests of all stakeholders, which include future generations, the environment, customers, the academic & industrial energy storage research community, local communities, staff, shareholders and other partners.
  • Staff
  • Image Pirmin Ulmann

    Dr. Pirmin Ulmann obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004 and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 2009. Thereafter, he participated in an organic solar cell research project as a JSPS Foreign Fellow at the University of Tokyo (Japan). From October 2010 to August 2016, he worked at a major battery materials manufacturer in Switzerland as an R&D project coordinator on carbon and composite materials for lithium-ion batteries. Since 2016, he holds the credential 'Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM)'. He has co-authored several scientific articles and patents that have been cited more than 1,000 times.

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  • Additional b-science.net co-founders cover more than 15 years of experience in the implementation of R&D database solutions for a variety of industries (chemical, health care, nutrition), as well as more than 25 years of commercial experience in various corporate functions (including CFO & purchasing manager in the battery industry).
  • Theory of change
  • Theory of change

    We formulate a 'theory of change' based on first defining our broadly targeted impact area: stop global warming.
  • Our targeted outcome is: make a contribution towards accelerated introduction of advanced battery technologies into the market.
  • We connect the outcome to the following output metrics:
    1) number of contact informations transmitted between battery researchers;
    2) number of joint publications or patents filed by users that connected with each other;
    3) number of open patents published;
    4) number of patent reports sent to researchers.
  • The required input is: development of an exchange portal that allows battery researchers to more easily establish collaborations and access information.
    We think expenditure of the limited ressources required to establish an exchange portal is justified by this 'theory of change'.
  • While the formulation of a 'theory of change' is a rather abstract exercise, it does shape our business model:
    1) the basic option of our offering is free for academic institutions;
    2) we have to charge fees in order to be a sustainable and independent enterprise that employs professional measures and a strict privacy policy mandated by Swiss data protection laws;
    3) we charge significantly higher fees from for-profit organisations, which may be regarded as a form of cross-financing of non-profit organisations, consistent with the proposed 'theory of change'.
  • Disclaimer
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