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The Academic-to-Industry Process (A2I™)

KensaGroup focuses on opportunities originating in the Mid-Atlantic and North-East corridors—regions rich in world-renowned research universities and institutions. Together with numerous research-driven corporations that possess abundant intellectual property, these institutions present a significant number of high growth startup opportunities.

At KensaGroup, we understand the challenges of evaluating new discoveries and developing successful commercialization strategies. Through our A2I Process, we have developed a systematic investment model to evaluate the business potential of a technology opportunity. This market-driven, gated evaluation process mitigates the risk of early stage technology commercialization.

The A2I Process consists of six gates, which function to evaluate, expand and position a technology platform around a defined market need, while at the same time identifying the necessary key business steps and management personnel to lead the newly launched business towards success.