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Technology Transfer

Our Intellectual Property, including new technologies and innovation, is available for commercialising to take to the marketplace and wider society.

Technologies for licensing

Our technologies, innovations and products are protected and available for licensing.

Our Technology Transfer Office is based in Research and Innovation Services (RIS) at the University of Bath. Our world-leading researchers have developed new technologies, innovations and products which we have protected and are available for licensing and commercial development. Please get in touch with us if you:

  • are interested in licensing a technology
  • would like to find out more about a particular technology
  • want to stay informed about a specific area of interest
  • are an investor and would like to consider the suitability of investing in any of the technologies

Pharmaceuticals, therapeutics and drug discovery

We have new licensing opportunities available from our pharmaceuticals, therapeutics and drug discovery research.

University pharmaceutics.

Novel Ornivol Compounds

Depression, especially treatment-resistant depression, remains a significant unmet clinical need. Researchers at the University of Bath have designed a series of compounds combining the beneficial effects of buprenorphine and naltrexone for the treatment of poly drug abuse, anxiety and depression.

  • More on our novel ornivol compounds available for licensing
  • Contact Dr Jenni Rogers, Technology Transfer Manager:


We have new licensing opportunities available through our innovative temperature stable vaccines and novel vaccine adjuvant to protect against infectious disease.

A medic preparing a vaccine.

Temperature stable vaccines

We have developed an award-winning method to protect biopharmaceuticals at room temperature, in particular vaccines, potentially removing the need for cold chain storage.

  • More on our temperature stable vaccines available for licensing
  • Contact Natalie Harker, Technology Transfer Manager:

Novel vaccine adjuvant

We have developed a platform technology with application for vaccines against infectious disease. The researchers have shown a profound molecular adjuvant effect by generating a novel conjugate vaccine based on a unique microbial immune evasion protein.

  • More on our novel vaccine adjuvant available for licensing
  • Contact Dr Philip Brown, Head of Technology Transfer:


We have new licensing opportunities available through our physics expertise.

Nanoparticle coatings.

Nanoparticle coatings

We have developed nanoparticle coating for alkali-metal vapour containers (Photonic and photonic materials). Alkali-metal vapour containers are a core component of many quantum optical technologies including atomic clocks, ultra-sensitive magnetometers and quantum computing elements. Our researchers have developed a rapid and cost-effective method to overcome the difficulty of controlling the vapour density in confined geometries using gold nanoparticles.

  • More on our nanoparticle coatings available for licencing
  • Contact Dr Irene Henning, Technology Transfer Manager:

Technology, hardware and equipment

We have new licensing opportunities available through our next-generation technology, hardware and equipment.

University technology.

Foam Filtration Technology (Nanotechnology)

We have developed the next generation gaseous filter, capable of being moulded into any shape and delivering superior filtration capability. The foam comprises high-temperature durable active foam the composition of which can be optimised for diverse applications in air filtration.

  • More on our gaseous filter available for licensing
  • Contact Dr Irene Henning, Technology Transfer Manager:

Pyroelectric Oscillating Heat Pipe (POHP)

Oscillating heat pipes (OHPs) are compact cooling equipment used for various applications such as renewable energy systems and cooling electronic devices. We have developed a novel technology combining OHP’s with pyroelectric harvesting enabling the conversion of temperature fluctuations directly into electrical energy.

  • More on our oscillating heating pipes available for licensing
  • Contact Dr Irene Henning, Technology Transfer Manager:

Company formation

Companies we have formed from our research base

Industry production line

Information on successful University of Bath spin out and start up companies, that have resulted from commercialising our research. More on these companies.

Contact us

Contact our Technology Transfer Office for queries regarding licensing, investment or commercialisation. We look forward to hearing from you.