We develop sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to important societal problems.

Large-scale innovation with repeatable results.

We use a unique model to commercialize technologies in “Blue Oceans” –fields that are lacking in creative disruption and outside thinking. From creating new ideas to helping large corporations solve old problems, our ecosystem and process guide how we think.

Our Process:


Focus on the right opportunities.

We like challenges that are beyond the basic R&D phase, require advanced engineering, creative modifications or optimizations, and necessitate innovative zero-to-one deployment strategies.
  • Operate in “Blue Oceans” that are being ignored by the crowd
  • Leverage our skills and expertise in infrastructure-scale innovations
  • Pursue problem-focused opportunities, not technology for its own sake

Filter technologies rigorously.

We look for technologies that fit the traditional “disruptive” definition, but with a new twist: because large-scale technology development is expensive and challenging, we like to collaborate with major corporations to leverage their expertise and resources. Focusing on 3 Comma ideas enables us to engage with the C-Suite of potential industrial partners.
  • Develop solutions that are less expensive than existing approaches
  • Create technology with superior functionality to existing approaches
  • Meet the 3 Comma Rule – capable of a billion dollars in revenue within 5-10 years with execution risk

Develop the right plan.

Through careful planning of commercialization steps, we can accelerate a technology’s development timeline and reduce risk.
  • Engage multi-disciplinary teams to provide a 360-degree perspective
  • Combine deep industry expertise with fresh, creative views from tangential fields
  • Focus on opportunities to accelerate the time-to-market

Build and secure strategic partnerships.

8 Rivers ensures that the best talent and resources are applied at each step of the commercialization process, whether they exist in-house or within a strategic partner.
  • Leverage powerful, industry-specific financial, intellectual, and human capital that cannot otherwise be developed cheaply or quickly
  • Build customers into the commercialization program early on
  • Reduce risk by enabling strategic partners to focus on execution and 8 Rivers to focus on creative development

Collaboration makes for better ideas. Find out how we can work together.

Allam-Fetvedt Cycle

Affordable Energy now means zero-emmisions.

8 Rivers has developed the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle, the only technology that will enable the world to meet all of its climate targets without having to pay more for electricity.

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8 Rivers Networks

Access fiber speeds in the most remote places on earth.

8 Rivers Networks is building the next-generation of wireless infrastructure, utilizing light-based technology to dramatically increase wireless speed, bandwidth, security, and reliability.

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