We translate academic research into commercial ventures and create 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

We help researchers collaborate with organisations across the public, private and third sectors to commercialise their research findings.

Since 2019, we've supported our academics in establishing 19 spinout companies based on their research findings. This has raised millions of pounds of investment in Sheffield and created over 100 jobs  Explore some of our projects 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 spinout 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.