LEAP Manufacturing

Our mission:

Advancing energy, critical materials, and biotechnology

Our team:

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell is a prominent advisor to venture capital firms and the US Government, and the co-director of LEAP Manufacturing, a consortium dedicated to accelerating the development and production of energy systems in the United States. He is also the founder and CEO of FutureGrasp, advising organizations on trends and implications of emerging technologies.Prior to his current roles, Dr. Campbell was the first National Intelligence Officer for Technology (NIO/TECH) with the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this capacity, he served as the focal point within the intelligence community for analysis of emerging and disruptive civil technologies.His career, which spans across government, academia, industry, startups, and national laboratories, both nationally and internationally, equips him with a unique holistic view of technology trends and the ability to provide actionable insights. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He currently resides in Evergreen, Colorado.


John Stibal

John Stibal is a tech investor and the co-director of LEAP Manufacturing, a consortium dedicated to accelerating the development and production of energy systems. With a focus on the future of energy storage, John forms strategic partnerships to innovate next-generation batteries and accelerate their production within the US.Prior to this, John served as COO of an international startup and tech founder, where he harnessed the power of artificial intelligence for the food supply chain. Before stepping into the realm of AI and the food industry, John was based in London and Paris, as a senior legal advisor to the telecommunications industry with Orange SA.With experience spanning 20 years, John has extensive knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, large-scale transactions, and smart city projects. He holds B.A. from University of Iowa and a J.D. from Emory University, School of Law. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Our newest article:

Innovation Ecosystems are Critical to National Security and the Economy

To compete technologically with China and other States, America must reinvigorate efforts to create robust ecosystems that fuse US Government, particularly DOD, and private sector funding with academic, industrial, and national laboratory expertise and facilities. NSF Engines and EDA Regional Technology & Innovation Hubs initiatives are good starts, but their efforts are focused more on economic growth than national security. Innovation ecosystems must be built specifically to address key issues in national security, creating roadmaps for new industries and connecting early-stage R&D with modern, robust, and agile manufacturing infrastructure. ...

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Our projects:

Next-Gen Energy Storage

Creating reliable energy storage from abundant materials

The LEAP Manufacturing consortium is building a research and industry partnership designed to be the
leading force for accelerating advanced energy systems (specifically, new sustainable batteries for grid energy storage and transportation systems, including electric vehicles and aerospace).
Our objective is twofold: (1) foster creation of new battery chemistries for storage, and (2) develop techniques to minimize use of materials in increasingly short supply across an ecosystem of domestic manufacturers.We look forward to hearing from you!

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We are in the process of assembling a major consortium of industry, academic, and government leaders in the USA. Reach out today!

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