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.
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.
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 email@example.com for all commercialisation enquiries.
Unlocking the human inner ear for new therapies to improve hearing loss and deafness
An international team of scientists and surgeon has discovered a secure clinical pathway to the inner ear, which will enable the application of a range of regenerative therapies to restore hearing.
Northern Gritstone lands first deal with Opteran
Northern Gritstone is investing more than £3m into Opteran, a University of Sheffield spin-out which has harnessed insect brain patterns to pioneer developments in autonomous machines.