Examples of available technologies

Issues to be agreed upon in IPR exploitation agreements

To build products or services based on research results generated at the University, a company is required to invest resources and expertise in the productisation of the results. Terms for the exploitation of the research results are agreed upon case by case. Typical subjects of an IPR exploitation agreement include invention, patent application, patent, software, prototype and expertise. In the first stage of negotiation, a tool called a term sheet is used to chart the mutual needs.

Examples of technologies available for licensing:

Smart pin takes gym training to the 21st century!

We are looking for a business partner interested in the commercialisation of the smart pin as part of applications in gym training and rehabilitation. The smart pin for a weight stack unit includes a patented (EP2040807) method, system and prototype of a device for measuring athletic performance carried out with a weight stack unit. The core of the system is the smart pin, which is used to select the amount of stack units, and hence the weight of the unit. The smart pin is capable of recognising the force focused on the stack and can deliver that information to the other intelligent parts of the system for further analysis. The smart pin enables

  • automatic follow-up of a strength exercise
  • guidance and feedback during exercise
  • strength testing
  • planning of a personalised training programme

An efficient method for producing phage therapy agents against columnaris in fish farming

Intensive farming systems connected to human food production are the major users of antibiotics today. Because the use of antibiotics in food production is under threat due to the high amount of environmental leakage, alternative ways to treat bacterial diseases are needed. Infections caused by Flavobacterium columnare are a significant problem for freshwater aquaculture around the world.

Our research group showed the efficiency of bacteriophage therapy against F. columnare infections in laboratory settings. One characteristic of this phage, and others from the same type of host, is that the production of phage in large quantities using the conventional phage production methods based on liquid cultures is not possible. Researchers at the University have developed an improved, economically competitive method for the production and quantification of these phages. The method is based on liquid cultures and has a phage yield many thousands of times larger than the conventional method, thereby enabling cost effective production on a large scale. We are looking for a business partner interested in commercialising this method of phage production for phage therapy in aquaculture.

VisGuard is a tool for managing vehicle driver security factors and route selection


The tool is based on several driver- and situation-specific factors, which are used to assess the driver’s need to focus his or her sight and attention back to the driving environment before possible risks are realised. For more information, go to VisGuard.com.

We are looking for business partners to commercialise this method in their own business area or potentially in a new one.