Business

Innovating with partners to share risks and rewards

The University of South Wales is renowned for its commitment to working with other organisations to develop new products, processes and services. 

Find out more about our specialist areas of research

Access our new technologies and patents

The commercialisation of intellectual property generated by our research through licensing to our partners and starting new companies is a key part of the University’s contribution to economic and societal development. 

Technologies that have been assessed as ready for commercial exploitation are available here.

Examples of our Spinout companies developed by the University are available here.

 

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Technology offers & licensing opportunities for business

Commercialisation of our intellectual property (IP) is a fundamental part of our activities; below is a list of our latest technology opportunities. The University welcomes contact from companies interested in licensing technologies and innovations.

IP

Our spinout companies

RUMM Ltd – Remote energy management technology & services

Cymtec Ltd – Innovative LED based products

GeoVS Ltd – 3D Visualisation Technology

Liveguard Ltd – Mobile security products

Photometrix Imaging Ltd – Digital 3D Measurement products

Authentic World Ltd – Online learning for health sector

Rikoset Ltd – Novel Sports Product Development

Imspex Diagnostics Ltd Clinical Diagnostics Technology

Bio-technology

Non-contact measuring & monitoring of biological and bio-industrial processes

Proprietary magnetic induction spectroscopy (MIS) technology provides non-contact measurement of biomass such as yeast, bacteria or plant cell walls. It can be used for continuous online monitoring of industrial processes involving fermentation or degradation of plant materials without contamination or disturbance of the process, is not subject to fouling, abrasion or chemical interferences and can be used in aggressive, biologically active environments. Applications include food, dairy and brewing industries, bioplastics production, anaerobic digestion and sewage treatment. The university is seeking licensing and collaborative research partners.

Tubular Microbial fuel cell technology

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are high-potential technologies that could revolutionise many processes by making available the chemical energy in waste streams. MFCs convert chemical energy, available in a bioconvertible substrate (e.g. wastewater), directly into electricity, hydrogen or other products without the typical carbon emissions. Power densities of >30 W/m3 have been achieved. The design is fully compatible with many anode and cathode material choices and bacteria, and can adopt new sub-system breakthroughs as they occur. Applications include wastewater treatment, and metal / compound recovery and separation. The university is now seeking licensing and collaborative research partners.

Mobile Communications

High-bandwidth photonic antenna technology

Novel photonic, high-bandwidth, highly directional, multi-beam antenna that increases reception accuracy significantly and enables many wireless users to operate within the same frequency band. The technology integrates true-time delay (TTD) structure and will enable a broadband (up to 1GHz bandwidth at 5.6GHz), electromagnetic-interference-free, compact, low weight, motion-free, multi-element antenna or Smart Antenna to be developed that uses photonic RF signal processing to automatically adapt its radiation and/or reception pattern to the RF signal frequency band (up to 10GHz) and environment. The university is now seeking a licensee and collaborative research partners.

Mobile network RF planning software

The university has developed and validated an innovative radiofrequency (RF), wireless, fixed, mobile and metrocell planning and design software for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint high-speed radio links. The tool utilizes and automatically processes high resolution terrain data. Implementations are based on physical optics suitable for high microwave (20-30GHz) and mm-wave frequencies (40-80GHz) and ray tracing for mobile frequencies (1.8-2.1GHz). It could be integrated within a three-dimensional electromagnetic simulation platform for microwave, RF and telecommunication applications. A licensee is sought.

Software

Demand Responsive Transport System

Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) services provide important advantages and benefits in several European cities and regions. The Bwcabus system has been a great success and has increased passenger numbers, reversed a trend of declining public transport use and improved access to services and facilities. The scheme has been formally acknowledged by several awards. The university is seeking a licensee.



Music Quantisation & Notation Software

A unique piece of software capable of quantising live performed rhythms and creating a score transcription that is true to the rhythms played by a musician. Applications include music recording, arranging and editing, and the creation of digital music content and its delivery over the web, for example in Music Information Retrieval, data mining. The university is seeking licensing and collaborative research partners.

For more information:


Contact Lucas Brown +44 (0)1443 482787 lucas.brown@southwales.ac.uk

Contact Donna Szarun +44 (0)1443 482776 donna.szarun@southwales.ac.uk


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