Nanoco Group plc was admitted to AIM on 01 May 2009 following the reverse acquisition of Nanoco Tech Public Company Limited by Evolutec Group plc. Nanoco is a leading nanotechnology company involved in the development and manufacture of fluorescent semi-conducting materials called quantum dots. Nanoco was founded in 2001 by Professor Paul O’Brien and Dr Nigel Pickett in order to progress the development of quantum dot technology that was previously developed at the University of Manchester and Imperial College, London. Since 2001, Nanoco has raised £4.1 million of private equity funds to continue the development and manufacture of quantum dots. The company’s head office and operations is based in Manchester, UK.