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ALUSID LIMITED

Alusid produces a new material made from fused recycled glass and ceramics, designed as an adaptable alternative to natural stone.

Alusid’s SilicaStone is a new material made from fused recycled glass and ceramics, designed as an adaptable alternative to natural stone. A spin-out from the Silicate Research Unit of the University of Central Lancashire, Alusid was formed to license and commercialise the process to transform waste materials into a highly durable and functional material with applications in the construction industry. Its product, SilicaStone, is a new material made from fused recycled glass and ceramics. SilicaStone was designed as a uniquely adaptable alternative to natural stone products for use as feature walls and interiors. Alusid has secured raw materials supply agreements and its pilot plant is fully operational.

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 39%

Sector – Materials

Source – University of Central Lancashire

CAMBRIDGE SENSOR INNOVATION LIMITED

Cambridge Sensor Innovation delivers systems which optimise the efficiency and production from ovens and kilns, reducing wastage and energy consumption.

Based in Cambridge UK, Cambridge Sensor Innovation was formed to exploit technology developed by Dr. Mark Williamson, a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Sensor Innovation develops sensor technology for use in industrial processes where the composition of the processing atmosphere is important, specifically ovens and kilns. Its suite of products comprises an ultra-low range differential Pressure Sensor, a Humidity Sensor, and an Intelligent Control System. The benefits of the technology include reduction in greenhouse gases and optimisation of the quality and consistency of oven-manufactured goods. The company is initially focused on multinational companies in the food and speciality chemicals markets, but the technology can be applied within any industry which uses ovens and kilns.

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As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding - 40%

Sector – IT / Life Sciences

Source – University of Cambridge

NANDI PROTEINS LIMITED

Nandi develops a patented technology which can reduce or replace sugars, fats and additives in foods.

Founded by CTO Dr. Lydia Campbell, Nandi is an established protein technology company, specialising in developing a platform technology which improves the functional properties of proteins in food manufacturing. When its patented process technology is applied to naturally occurring proteins such as whey and egg, which are used extensively as ingredients in food manufacture, the functional properties of these proteins are improved, creating a product which can replace (in whole or in part) sugars, fats and additives (specifically emulsifiers, commonly E471) in end-product. Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure to respond to rising global obesity rates and the associated cost, both human and economic, of diet-related ill-health.

Nandi’s product can reduce or replace sugars, fats and additives in foods without negatively affecting taste and texture.

Link to BBC News piece

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 21%

Sector – Life Sciences

Source – Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

TARSIS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Tarsis develops amorphous metal-organic frameworks for use in drug delivery.

Tarsis plans to develop and commercialise technology created by Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez, a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, and his research team.  The technology allows slower and more controlled delivery of drugs using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

 

As at 6 December 2016 - Frontier IP Group holding – 20%

 

Sector – Life Sciences

Source – University of Cambridge

POREXPERT LIMITED

In partnership with industry, PoreXpert provides software and consultancy services for the characterisation and optimisation of porous materials.

PoreXpert was formed to accelerate the commercialisation activity of Plymouth University’s Environmental and Fluid Modelling Group which develops software for modelling porous systems. In close partnership with Thermo Scientific, Porometer nv and MicrotracBEL Inc, the company provides software, for sale or through consultancy, which generates a three-dimensional simulation of the voids within a sample, based on porometry, porosimetry or, less directly, electron or optical microscopy. The resulting structure can then be used to simulate properties that include depth filtration efficiency and absolute permeability. The software also has a ‘targeted modification’ feature which allows the user to make alterations to the structure virtually, so they can optimise the properties of a given material in a cost effective manner or simulate future effects such as weathering.

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 15%

Sector – IT

Source – University of Plymouth

PULSIV SOLAR LIMITED

PulsiV Solar commercialises breakthrough research into the efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels.

PulsiV, led by Associate Professor Dr. Zaki Ahmed, develops a technology which significantly improves energy efficiency. The PulsiV technology harnesses the principles of high frequency, pulsed-power extraction techniques, establishing a new method of harvesting more efficient energy for a wide range of applications from commercial solar farms, to household electrical appliances.

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 20%

Sector – IT Energy

Source – University of Plymouth

EXSCIENTIA LIMITED

Novel informatics and experimental methods for drug discovery.

As at 31 December 2015 – Frontier IP Group holding – 5%

Sector – Life Sciences

Source – University of Dundee

CAMBRIDGE SIMULATION SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Method to simulate and control complex chemical processes.

As at 31 December 2015 – Frontier IP Group holding – 40%

Sector – IT / Life Sciences

Source – University of Cambridge

MOLENDOTECH LIMITED

MolEndoTech develops a rapid assay to screen water for faecal contamination.

MolEndoTech developes a rapid assay to screen water for faecal contamination. Current tests on the market may take hours or even days to show results, whereas MolEndoTech's technology typically produces results in under 15 minutes. Rapid, point-of-use testing to determine water quality enables more informed decision-making about the use of water and significantly improves the ability to identify and track the pollution source.

 

As at 30 June 2017 - Frontier IP Group holding – 20%

 

Sector – Life Sciences

 

Source – University of Plymouth

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