The commercial adoption of university developed technology can provide businesses with cost effective solutions which may often be too expensive to create in house.
Scotland's universities are experienced in the commercialisation of research and technology and they are always looking for new industry partners to invest in or develop ideas further.
Here are the latest technologies seeking industrial collaboration:
- Accurate diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease
- Conversion of pot ale into chemicals - applications include treatment of waste water from whisky industry and production of valuable chemicals
- New biomarkers offer early diagnosis for Alzheimers, Diabetes, Cancer and other degenerative conditions
- Method for generating large quantities of mast cells for use in allergy drug research - An improved method for robust and rapid production of large quantities of homogeneous mast cells suitable for research, drug discovery and cell therapy to treat allergy, anaphylaxis and autoimmune disorders
- Quantitative assesment of biofilm colony viability - use with a wide range of antimicrobials, including disinfectants and antiseptics
- Identification of complex chemical mixtures using portable hand-held devices - with applications for defence, homeland security and life sciences
To help simplify this technology transfer from academia to industry the universities have developed University Technology, an online portal offering a one stop shop for their technology innovations. There are over 150 opportunities from all of Scotland's universities across all industry sectors which reflect current research trends and market demands.
If you are looking for new ideas and technology opportunities contact us and we can help find a technology that matches your business requirements.
Dermofit is a great example of how a university developed technology is now being used to train medical professionals – read the case study here.