Deep Science Fund

The Deep Science Fund investigates applications for our most ambitious inventions and ideas in areas such as advanced chemistry, the physical sciences, and biomedical devices. Our team partners with prominent technical experts to commercialize ideas from the world's most prolific inventors.

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Our Work

The Long View

Not bound by short time horizons or limited by traditional models, we use a patient and pragmatic approach to shape the future and will introduce our technology and applications to the market through spinouts, joint ventures, and commercial partnerships.

Advanced Chemistry Recent breakthroughs in chemistry are pushing the possibilities for the…
Advanced Chemistry

Recent breakthroughs in chemistry are pushing the possibilities for the materials we wear and the devices we use every day. Our team explores the commercial viability of novel chemical structures, advanced manufacturing processes, and new families of materials.

Biomedical Our inventions are aimed at supporting the entire healthcare sector, from aiding…
Biomedical

Our inventions are aimed at supporting the entire healthcare sector, from aiding physicians in their delivery of patient care, to improving the methods and research technologies available to medical biologists and healthcare systems.

Physical Sciences We explore advances in material science, cutting-edge physics, and…
Physical Sciences

We explore advances in material science, cutting-edge physics, and breakthroughs in optics, energy, and communications.

Devices and Systems Our expertise in hardware engineering allows us to develop breakthrough…
Devices and Systems

Our expertise in hardware engineering allows us to develop breakthrough systems and devices for the aerospace, transportation, and electronics industries.

Leadership and Team

With decades of experience in government, academia, and the private sector, our team, led by Brian Holloway, uses deep technical expertise and business acumen to commercialize our inventions.

Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Head of Deep Science Fund

As the head of the Deep Science Fund for Intellectual Ventures (IV), Brian Holloway leads a diverse team of technologists and entrepreneurs as they develop high-risk, high-reward opportunities into...

As the head of the Deep Science Fund for Intellectual Ventures (IV), Brian Holloway leads a diverse team of technologists and entrepreneurs as they develop high-risk, high-reward opportunities into commercial successes via an innovative research, development, and commercialization model. Brian joined IV from Lockheed Martin, where he served as the chief technology officer of the Advanced Technology Lab and was responsible for the laboratory's research vision, technology road mapping, and business development. Prior to Lockheed Martin, he served as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and as an associate director of the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) office in London. He also founded the Technology Development Division of Luna Innovations Inc., and was an assistant and tenured associate professor in the department of applied science at the College of William & Mary. Brian earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a master’s and doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.