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The 1st Mile concept - from research to revenue

To create a viable business based on new, environmentally friendly technology, the first step is usually a good idea and ground-breaking research.

To go all the way, however, many more skills are necessary. To determinate and reach the full potentials, the research must be supplemented with business strategy, evaluation of the commercial potentials, financial impacts, and management skills.

We call this the 1st mile. Only when the 1st mile is paved successfully can the business potentials be realised. The 1st mile is the missing link between research and business.

At 1st Mile we believe in thorough analysis but also that value can only be harvested through competent implementation. Implementation is all about people and interactions, so we take pride in 1) analysing and making strategy, 2) implement and 3) make people perform their best.

We believe that the winning companies of the future are those able to build up energy and enthusiasm in their organisation. We believe that talk is cheap, implemention is key and cash is king.

And we walk the talk.


1st Mile:

  • Finds investors for business cases
  • Finds business cases for investors
  • Screens, analyses and valuates business cases for investors
  • Participates in R&D projects as commercial expert
  • Assists R&D project providers to exploit commercial potentials

Søren Houmøllers presentation on climate and CSR in Reykjavik

Søren Houmøller to talk about CSR on Iceland on May 8th

Søren Houmøller of 1st Mile panelist

1st chosen as advisor by Danish cleantech company with IPO ambitions

1st Mile consultant on the Gjøl gasification project

1st Mile awarded project to develop new energy source

Videcrantz joins 1st Mile as senior consultant

1st Mile develops commercial criteria for the Danish EUDP demo program

Søren Houmøller presents visions and financial framework at Bioenergydagen 2007
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New course: Business plans for project applicants
Projects must now contain business plans. 1st Mile teaches how.

October, 2007
Massive press coverage for 1st Mile views on cleantech

Søren Houmøllers panelist speech at Copenhagen Climate Solutions

Another new contract for 1st Mile

New contract for 1st Mile

1st Mile has struck a nerve
Lots of press coverage for 1st Mile on implementation on clean energy

Invitation: Opening reception
"Investor's Corner" hope to see many guests on May 31st.

1st Mile moves to Scion-DTU
Forms "Investor's Corner" with other companies

Houmøller joins Advisory Board
New Energy Forum plans conference in December '07

Houmøller appointed chairman
Søren Houmøller chairman of the energy innovation and research committee under the Confederation of Danish Industries

1st Mile wins contract
1st Mile to help Energinet.dk create business on R&D

Frost joins 1st Mile
Frida Frost adds implementation and people skills to 1st Mile

1st Mile Fund
1st Mile to establish new VC fund for early stage investments.

New blog by Søren Houmøller on innovation launched at Engineering Weekly.

Silicon Valley pick-ups
Lots of lessons to be learned on cleantech innovation in the Valley.

1st Mile founded
1st Mile is to bring clean technologies to life.


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1st Mile covers the first commercial distance for new business concepts