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Technology opportunities

The University of St Andrews has a portfolio of intellectual property which includes major scientific advances, inventions and innovation. We are committed to commercialising these discoveries through spin-out companies and technology licensing with dynamic industries around the world.

Your company can take advantage of our intellectual property via exclusive or non-exclusive licensing, or through collaboration, often with direct access to the inventor. We have numerous opportunities available in a variety of areas.

Current technology opportunities

For a summary of the technology and details of how to obtain further information, click on the relevant button. These buttons link to the University Technology website, which showcases technologies available from leading Scottish universities. 

Sensors, optoelectronics and photonics

Thermically activated delayed fluorescence Biimidazole based iridium complexes for blue light emission New luminescent materials for lighting
Thermally activated delayed fluorescence compounds Biimidazole based iridium complexes for blue light emission  New luminescent materials for lighting 
Novel wavelength division multiplexing for on-chip optical interlinks and active optical cables Frequency modulated photonic crystal lasers High-speed on-chip optical interconnects
Novel wavelength division multiplexing for on-chip optical interlinks and active optical cables Frequency modulated photonic crystal lasers High-speed on-chip optical interconnects
Calibration Device and method for Microcantilever Sensors High Frequency Radiofrequency Pulse Generator  
Calibration Device and method for Microcantilever Sensors High Frequency Radiofrequency Pulse Generator  

Medicine and healthcare

Rapid, sensitive counting of viable bacteria: the Molecular Bacterial Load Assay (MBLA); AMR testing High value inositol compounds prepared through biotransformation Biocatalysis of a novel fluorinated sugar [18-F]-FDR for PET imaging
Rapid, sensitive counting of viable bacteria: the Molecular Bacterial Load Assay (MBLA)  High value inositol compounds prepared through biotransformation Biocatalysis of a novel fluorinated sugar [18-F]-FDR for PET imaging
Biocatalysis of a novel fluorinated sugar [18-F]-FDR for PET imaging Rapid, sensitive counting of viable bacteria: the Molecular Bacterial Load Assay (MBLA); AMR testing Combination Treatment for MRSA Nasal Carriage and MRSA-infected Wounds
Synergistic antifungal combination Rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) & antibiotic sensitivity testing (AST) Combination Treatment for MRSA Nasal Carriage and MRSA-infected Wounds

Data, security and financial services

Fluorescent dyes for enhancing fingerprints
Data encryption Robust Sharpe Ratio Fluorescent dyes for enhancing fingerprints
   

Automatic detection of video and film copies distributed on the Internet

   

 Chemical processes

Improved, more efficient ethenolysis reactions with Grubbs type catalysts
Fluorinase - an enzymatic process for the generation of organo-fluorine compounds
Preparation of enantiomerically pure chiral amines Improved, more efficient ethenolysis reactions with Grubbs type catalysts Fluorinase - an enzymatic process for the generation of organo-fluorine compounds
Improved, more efficient ethenolysis reactions with Grubbs type catalysts
 
Metathesis of cardanol    

Energy systems and storage

‌‌ SOFC; solid oxide fuel cells Supercell diffractive optics for thin film solar cells
Combined tidal stream/reversible hydrogen system for balanced renewable generation A new perovskite based anode for solid oxide fuel cells Supercell diffractive optics for thin film solar cells
Efficient hydrogen generation for renewable energy storage and transmission
 
Efficient hydrogen generation for renewable energy storage and transmission SOFCRoll - an advance in solid oxide fuel cell technology  

 

Technology alerts

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Contact

Knowledge Transfer Centre

The Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9RJ
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 (0)1334 46 2163