Engineering and Manufacturing
Creating hard, tough and degradable polyester resins - BisDox
Thermosets, or cross-linked polymers, are a class of materials with a permanent molecular architecture. One of the benefits of thermosets is that they can add additional stability, enhanced strengths, improved elasticity, and reduced creep compared to their linear counterparts. These properties are essential for a wide range of applications in insulators, adhesives, pipes, construction and transportation.
Ravan Bio - Live longer and healthier
Ravan Bio is identifing and re-purposing combinations of existing drugs and nutraceuticals to treat age-related conditions by targeting senescent cells.
Energy and Environment
Quantifying recycled content in plastics and packaging – ReCon2
The use and disposal of synthetic polymers in packaging and other applications has become a critical environmental issue, and one that we must control as a society.
Crystal clear - CrystalGrower
CrystalGrower is a tool to develop a greater understanding of how crystals grow at the nanoscale through simulation of crystal habit and surface topography that, in turn, helps predict and control functionality.
Stop bugging me! - Antimicrobial peptides
Addressing concerns regarding super-resistant diseases which even the strongest medicines cannot touch, this peptide-packed technology is a remedy for the post-antibiotic age.
ComputingEngineering and ManufacturingSoftware
Silence is golden - compact attenuators for use in tight spaces
The University of Manchester have developed a novel approach to noise control, able to decimate decibels and provide unparalleled silence.
In the genes - Gene-cell therapies
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy can devastate a person’s life, resulting in mobility limitation and heart failure. Now, the latest in gene technology is being used to offer targeted therapies to patients in order to bring expertise to this vital area.
Energy and EnvironmentEngineering and Manufacturing
A virtuous circle - NovaCrack
NovaCrack is a rapid depolymerisation process that transforms mixed plastic waste into high-value hydrocarbons which can be converted back to virgin polymers, thereby closing the loop for a truly circular economy.
Health and BiotechLife SciencesMedtech
Dysphagia treatment - Phagenesis
Invaluable treatment to transform the lives of patients who have difficulty swallowing.
Breathe easy - Clin-e-cal Ltd
Clin-e-cal is a spinout digital health company from The University of Manchester aiming to transform respiratory care.
Health and BiotechLife SciencesPharma
Vaccination innovation – Novel virus-like particle platform
A novel virus-like particle platform which could transform vaccine antigen delivery and gene therapy.
Dental development - Manchester Imaging Ltd
Manchester Imaging Ltd is a successful spinout from The University of Manchester using software solutions to capture cavities and train the next generation of dentists.
Robotics for everyone - Puzzlebot
Manchester Robotics have a mission to globalise access to learning and development tools for robotics. In doing so, they intend to close the £96bn/year STEM skills gap in the manufacturing workforce and democratise educational resources for society’s most disruptive technologies: robotics, automation and AI.
Whirlwind development - TornadoVM
TornadoVM: A practical and efficient framework for accelerating managed programming languages on heterogeneous hardware accelerators
University robotics technologies
The University of Manchester are developing innovative robotic solutions to carry out inspections and maintenance underground, underwater, and in confined spaces.
Hyper-realistic display images - Revised colour mapping
With an upgrade on the industry-standard trichromatic colour space, The University of Manchester have revised colour mapping to improve image quality and transform the palette of visual image creation.
Spotting cell senescence - SenTraGor
SenTraGor is an innovative, easy-to-use reagent for the reliable detection of Senescence in cells.
Currently, the only licensed therapy for ischaemic stroke remains largely unsuitable for many due to patients being naturally resistant to the treatment. As a result, there remains an urgent need for an accurate alternative for this vital treatment.
Adept ADAPTations - ADAPT
Providing GPs and patients (who have battled with cancer, and won but now have other health problems as a result) with individualised information about diagnosis, treatment, possible late toxicities and how these can be recognised, mitigated and managed.
Targeted cancer therapy - ManTRa Diagnostics
ManTRa Diagnostics has developed tumour-site-specific gene expression signatures to assess hypoxia which has the potential to deliver major advances in personalised cancer medicine.
Rapid diagnosis for Parkinson’s - SebOMIX Ltd
A non-invasive test for Parkinson’s Disease potentially offering rapid, non-invasive diagnosis before the onset of symptoms.
Education and CultureSocial SciencesSociety
Song of healing – Music in Mind Ltd
The Manchester Camerata, named as the UK’s most adventurous orchestra by The Times newspaper in 2018, along with The University of Manchester, have over the last 8 years developed a new therapeutic music-making system targeted at supporting people living with or impacted by dementia.