A2O Innovation Solutions provides technologies for weight
reduction, operational efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction. It does this
with advanced composite material manufacturing processes and a material
agnostic structural health monitoring system, known as CHASM for enhanced
Advanced Composite materials are often used for weight
reduction. A2O’s technologies are focussed on removing the barriers to adoption
of these materials by lowering component production costs and increasing
manufacturing throughput. In addition, A2O’s CHASM solution enables cost-effective
The innovation is being targeted at transport sectors - a
key application for this technology is Connected Autonomous Vehicles, where
predictive maintenance with increased safety, reliability and availability are
The STFC CERN Business Incubation centre (CERN BIC) is
allowing A2O to access the expertise of CERN and STFC to support with design.
The programme also provides start-ups with funding and access to extensive
networks. A2O are based at Sci-Tech Daresbury where founder, Chris Berg, has
received valuable support during his time on campus and been supported by
various Business Support initiatives.
In this video, Chris Berg explains in more detail why he
applied for the STFC CERN BIC and provides tips for similar SMEs.