The University continues to commercialise its research through spin-out companies to create an entrepreneurial environment in the University that encourages and rewards the generation of new inventions and knowledge, and to facilitate the transfer of new commercially and socially important inventions and knowledge to society.
Businesses and individuals can collaborate with us to develop research with commercial potential or invest in our spin-out companies.
Companies can spin-in to the university and access our inventions, research, technologies and facilities to develop a commercial opportunity through a collaborative approach in return for an equity stake.
The key criteria for assessment of the spin-in opportunity is alignment with the key research objectives of the university and an opportunity for collaborative research and integration of the university’s expertise and resources.
Avellino Labs Partnership
Ulster University and Avellino Labs partnership provides diagnosis and unique therapy for genetic eye disease via gene editing.
We have 19 active spin-out companies, with a collective turnover in excess of £50 million, employing over 700 staff.
Our companies include:
Axial 3D Ltd
Axial 3D Ltd specialises in 3D printing technology to advance both standards and efficiency of surgical intervention. The company creates precise 3D models generated from Patient CT and MRI data to aid diagnosis and enhance pre-operative planning.
Axis Composites Ltd
Axis Composites Ltd specialises in composite technology, particularly 3D woven carbon fibre preforms, for the production of technically advanced structural composite components. Manufacturing solutions and development programmes are undertaken with a range of industries including aerospace, automotive, ballistic, construction, mass transport, medical, marine, renewable energy and sports.
Datactics' software manages big data and helps its capital markets, healthcare, government and supply-chain customers get their data in order. The company develops software platforms that profile, cleanse and reformat data for intelligent analytics for industry, banking and finance, government and healthcare sectors.
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Inlifesize Ltd specialises in creating characters for virtual reality, mixed reality, film, television and games.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 9536 7259
Intelesens is an internationally recognised, leading innovator in targeted non-invasive vital signs monitoring. Company develops intelligent, wearable, non-invasive, wireless vital signs monitoring technology for responsive patient care, primarily for use in remote patient monitoring and personal telehealth applications.
Jenarron Therapeutics Ltd
Jenarron is developing a novel hydrogel platform for drug delivery that can be used to deliver drug substances to open wounds.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 7012 3285
- Performa Sports Ltd
- SiSaf Ltd
Solaform Ltd is a spin-out from Ulster's Centre for Sustainable Technologies. Its first product, SolaCatcher, is a new revolutionary, cost effective, solar water heating system, designed specifically for pre-heating domestic water. The patented system is easily installed and has the potential to improve on the cost-effectiveness of traditional forms of solar water heating already in use.
Surf-Spec Ltd provides innovations in surface engineering, development and refinement of biological processes, novel diagnostic platforms and packaging solutions that ensure product integrity.
The company's surface spectrum technology reduces risk associated with the development of highly innovative products where surfaces and interfaces play a key role.
Telephone: +44(0)28 9036 8663
- Tactility Factory
Vifkon was set up in 2013 as a spin out from Ulster University to commercialise fire and blast protection systems (FBPS) based on VifkoBlast a novel patented composite lightweight concrete material.
VifkoBlast can be used to create inexpensive low density structures giving outstanding fire and blast protection.
The company's business strategy is to design and develop and modular blast and fire proof structures for use where low weight is critical.
Research and development programme includes joint work with the university on improving the VifkoBlast materials system and confirming its long term stability.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 9036 8302
Get in touch
If you would like to discuss a spin-in opportunity please contact Fergus Begley.
Start Up Manager
Innovation & Impact
- Assisting academic founders to identify, shape and appropriately structure spinout opportunities
- Educating and training University researchers in commercialisation, demonstrating its contribution to research impact
- Enhancing the growth and value of the existing Ulster portfolio companies