The University of Dundee has a range of opportunities for licensing or collaboration from our extensive research activities.

Our research is top ranked in the UK for influencing innovation, and we are Scotland's 'Most Innovative University', highlighting our experience in knowledge exchange: helping businesses translate our state-of-the-art research into new products and services. We welcome contact from organisations interested in collaborating with us and developing, licensing or exploiting our opportunities. 

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Opportunities

One page, non-confidential summaries of our collaboration and licensing opportunities

  Medical devices and techniques


 Novel anti-bacterial nano-composite coatings for urinary catheters

  • a novel coating strategy to prevent urinary catheter-related infections and complications

Innovative Soft Actuator with greater dexterity, precision and durability

  • a range of novel soft actuators with the potential to enable new kinds of soft robots for industrial use

Multipurpose, novel, nano-composite coatings for medical devices

  • novel coating strategies to prevent medical device-related infections and complications

Sperm Motility Enhancers: A novel strategy for assisted reproductive technology

  • FDA-approved compounds with robust and effective stimulation on patient sperm motility in vitro

  Research tools


Novel chemical probes of epigenetic protein function

  • a robust and original method for interrogating the activity of single bromodomain proteins, which will assist in exploring their role in the epigenetics of health and disease

  Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, neurodegeneration


Blocking substrate recruitment by DHHC-protein acyl transferase enzymes for therapeutic gain

  • a novel approach for targeting an important class of enzymes with wide activity and linkage to disease

  Adjuvants and repurposing


Novel adjunct therapy to eliminate opioid tolerance and mitigate side effects

  • an adjunct to opioid therapy that suppresses the development of tolerance and may mitigate other severe side effects associated with opioid use

 

  Tools and techniques


 

  Expertise in Construction and Built Environment

Research and innovation within Construction and Built Environment is a focus for many of our researchers:

  Tools and techniques


  

  Expertise in Energy and Renewables

Research and innovation within Energy and Renewables is a focus for many of our researchers:

  Tools and techniques


Innovative Soft Actuator with greater dexterity, precision and durability

  • a range of novel soft actuators with the potential to enable new kinds of soft robots for industrial use

Multipurpose, novel, nanocomposite coatings for medical devices

  • novel coating strategies to prevent medical device-related infections and complications

 

  Expertise in Engineering, Technology and Design

Many of our researchers across Engineering, Computing and Art & Design focus their work on innovation in technology and design.

Easy Access is a UK initiative offering the rights of certain types of university intellectual property at no cost, to enable companies to rapidly evaluate IP and put it to use. Using quick and simple licence agreements, Easy Access fast-tracks the transfer of knowledge and expertise from universities to industry.

 

  Animal Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases


 Simple and effective diagnostic device for African animal Trypanosomiasis

  • a diagnostic kit for African animal Trypanosomiasis for deployment in resource-limited settings

 

Research Integrity Training Resource

The University has produced a Research Integrity resource that is available to license:

Responsible and Ethical Practice in Research and Publication is an online video-based training course designed to promote researcher awareness and engagement with research integrity issues.

Responsible and Ethical Practice in Research and Publication is an online video-based training course designed to promote researcher awareness and engagement with research integrity issues. The course includes:

  • Responsible & ethical conduct of research
  • Ethical approval and practice
  • Plagiarism & recycling research outputs
  • Authorship
  • Collaborative research & data management
  • Peer review & publication ethics

Find out more here: Research Integrity Training Resource

If you want to discuss how to collaborate with the University of Dundee, contact:

Orla Kelly

Technology and Knowledge Exchange Marketing Manager

  +44 (0)1382 381889
o.z.kelly@dundee.ac.uk