growing your technology
growing your business
state of matter ltd
for high-tech spin-outs & start-ups
bridging technology and business
We speak the academic language and have extensive experience with University Innovation Departments. We can bridge you to the real world and help define and execute your product opportunity.
Having done 3 start-ups we understand the dynamic of the Start- Up. We can help with the detail of the product definition and guide you through the development and transfer to production.
Grown to a dozen employees and you need more structure and attention to the customer requirements and expectations, as well as quality and reliability control. We can help to bridge that gap and guide you to the next phase of growth.
Bringing Start-Up mentality and approach we can inject innovation and evangelize your new technology. We can bring you up to speed fastest with your new technology and build collaborations with experts in the field.
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Biography - Dr Tsjerk Hoekstra
State of Matter Ltd was established in 2011 by Tsjerk Hoekstra PhD to help start-ups and spin-outs at the cutting edge of technology. He is delivering value by driving technology from start-up to listed companies through successions of acquisitions. His career has stretched from Renewables, Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Telecom to his current interest of High Volume Consumer Electronics. Most Recently he was Director of Advanced Technologies with Cirrus Logic who is the “Big Guy” in Audio and Voice solutions for smartphones and headsets, and in addition the company positioned itself well for Smart Home and IoT growth markets.
He has been successfully three times through this value creation cycle:
Akzo-Nobel Spin-Out => Acquisition by JDS-Fitel => Acquisition by JDSU
Kymata Start-Up => Acquisition by Alcatel => Acquisition by Avanex
Oligon Start-Up => Acquisition by Wolfson Microelectronics => Acquisition by Cirrus Logic
He is using his PhD in quantum physics and material science to put a solid fundament under Nano and Micro technologies allowing for commercial success through high volume manufacturing. Combining this with an in-depth market understanding and customer engagement allows him to build and structure long term technology roadmaps and identifying strategic and academic partners to deliver the required technology building blocks. He is currently working on the definition of next generation hardware and software technologies dedicated to audio mining and classification through Machine Learning and Neural Nets.
These are the key ingredients to successfully architect, develop and deliver high-tech / high volume products. He has also used his deep understanding of technology and markets to create to develop and commission research and development programmes on behalf of the Scottish Executive to deliver new technology and intellectual property to form the basis of new Scottish businesses. He holds more than 40 patents and is well regarded in the scientific community and is a regular speaker and expert panel member.