Ulster University supports and encourages the generation of new inventions and ideas of staff and students and through IUL a number of these companies have been supported and developed to fully commercial businesses.
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.
Get Invited provides a web service for online ticket sales and event management.
Inlifesize Ltd specialises in creating characters for virtual reality, mixed reality, film, television and games.
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.
Performa Sports Ltd
Performa Sports Ltd has developed a real-time analysis iPad app and integrated Cloud analysis platform that helps coaches and players assess and improve individual and team performance in sports.
SiSaf Ltd specialises in design and formulation of solid nanoparticles and their application in topical, sublingual and other dermal forms of drug delivery.
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.
Tactility Factory blends the technologies and cultures of textiles and concrete to create unique, tactile, infused concrete, interior design products.
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.