Advanced MaterialsEngineering and Manufacturing
Invisibility cloak - SmartIR Ltd
SmartIR’s innovative tiles have ability to control visible colour and infrared light creating limitless applications
Health and Biotech
A vision of success - Complement Therapeutics Ltd
Taking on two devastating immune system diseases, AMD and GA, Complement Therapeutics Ltd is developing new strategies to enhance one of the most promising areas in patient care.
Chemistry and Physics
Bringing light to NMR spectroscopy
In situ, illumination of liquid-state samples makes it possible for a wide range of light-dependent chemical and biological phenomena to be studied by one of the most powerful analytical techniques – nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Health and BiotechLife SciencesPharma
TaBriX- Innovative solutions for anti-infective therapies
TaBriX is developing innovative solutions to create anti-infectives for the future.
Modular power management systems for smart electrification: Cedyr Labs
Cedyr Labs is creating modular power systems for OEMs that make the smart electrification of products simple.
The cellular level – eNAMPT stimulation
The University of Manchester spinout, Apini, have developed a new series of small molecule compounds, specifically designed to inhibit the pro-inflammatory activity of eNAMPT
Chemistry and PhysicsEngineering and Manufacturing
Novel transfer chute
A new design of transfer chute, with a low cost-to-benefit ratio, to solve a problem so intrinsic with chutes designed before it
Energy and EnvironmentHealth and BiotechLife Sciences
EvoPlant: A rapid transgene-free technology used to improve plant traits
EvoPlant has developed a targeted technique which has the potential to improve photosynthesis, drought tolerance and herbicide resistance.
Helping older adults improve strength, balance and optimise healthy ageing
Based on scientific research from clinical trials, Keep on Keep up (KOKU) provides tailored exercises and evidence-based games which can be easily completed independently at home, by older adults, ensuring they improve their strength and balance.
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.
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.
Interactions brought to life on any surface... Atomic Mechanics sensors enable any surface to sense human-like touch interactions.
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.
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.
Enhancing the Visual Experience of AR & VR
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.
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.
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.