Translating academic research into commercial ventures and creating opportunities for investors. We are driven to create positive societal impacts from university research through intellectual property exploitation.

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Opteran Technologies

About us

Since 2019, 19 companies have spun out of The University of Sheffield. We help researchers collaborate with organisations across the public, private and third sectors to commercialise their research findings.

We have around 40 active commercialisation projects at any time and more than 280 patents in our portfolio.

View our active, early-stage commercial projects through our IN-PART portal.

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Infrared sensors by Phlux Technology

Get involved

We work with a wide range of companies, investors and partners. Whether you're interested in our projects as a funder, business mentor or licensee we would love to hear from you.

Send an email to for all commercialisation enquiries.

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Our portfolio

View information on the University's various spin-out companies in our commercial portfolio.

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The EI-FLEX System by Exciting Instruments


Access the “click-to-buy” intellectual property developed by researchers on our online licensing portal.