These technologies, developed at the Jožef Stefan Institute, are available for licensing and/or research collaboration with industry or other research institutes.
Electronics, IT and Telecommunications
A Slovenian research institute is offering an algorithm for activity recognition with a smartphone and an optional wristband. The algorithm uses context-specific machine-learning models and therefore does not depend on the position of the smartphone on the body. The algorithm outperforms several consumer devices in terms of accuracy in real life setting. The algorithm is available via licencing or service agreement to companies and researchers developing wellbeing applications.
A Slovenian research institute is offering licencing of software for telecare and fall detection applications on the elderly care and wellbeing market. The software is running on a smart watch, which is adapted for the elderly who are still active, however occasionally they need some support from a caretaker. The institute is looking for companies that develop wellbeing devices. Companies with special focus on elderly applications and services are of special interest.
Slovenian researchers have developed an electronic intelligent door security system able to recognize the users, detect unusual entry/exit, break-in and break-in attempts, predict user presence and offers personalized services and remote control using intuitive GUI or virtual assistant that understands natural language. Researchers are looking for companies interested in licencing in the invention and technical cooperation.
A Slovenian research in institute has developed a system for planning a personalized trip, and guiding tourists using a mobile application with written and spoken descriptions of sights. The system employs artificial intelligence to learn the preferences of a user from his ratings of sights, and from ratings of users with similar tastes. The system brings value to tourist information providers and municipalities. The research institute is seeking technical cooperation and local adoption of the system.
A Slovenian research institute is offering licencing of a computer implemented algorithm for stress detection. The algorithm was evaluated in a real-life setting and is integrated in a prototype application for managing mental health and well-being. The researchers are looking for a company active in the health and wellbeing market able to implement the algorithm in the commercial wearable application in the framework of a license agreement.
Slovenian researchers have invented a solution for detecting a person driving a vehicle while using a mobile computing device by making use of sensor data provided by these mobile computing devices.The researchers are looking for companies interested in licensing the invention and technical cooperation. Possible joint venture agreement.
A Slovenian research institute is offering a solution that uses a single wearable sensor to recognize human activity by exploiting the context of the current activity. The potential applications are in the area of mobile computing, sport, persons with special needs and elderly, medical rehabilitation etc. Further R&D with sensor hardware/software developers or research partners under licence, research or technical agreements are sought.
A Slovenian – Swiss – Italian R&D organization consortium has developed an Electroabsorption modulator (EAM) for use in telecommunications and optical/photonic integrated circuits. Due to its smaller size the device allows for improved signal transmission and is cheaper to produce compared to known EAMs. Industrial partners interested in a license agreement, technical and research cooperation are sought.
Slovenian researchers have developed a virtual assistant platform that answers questions textually and orally in a natural language on the web site. The research institute is looking for partners interested in licensing the technology.
Slovenian researchers have developed a care system for the detection of abnormal short-term events (such as falls), mid- and long-term events, such as unexpected behaviour that may be related to a health problem in elderly. Researchers are looking for companies interested in licensing the invention and technical cooperation.
A Slovenian research institute has developed a new method and a device for non-invasive real-time control of inner (hidden) body temperature variables during therapeutic cooling or heating which is not possible with today’s classical cryotherapeutic devices. The solution allows for personalization of the thermal therapy process to meet the demands of a specific patient and different therapeutic protocols. Researchers are looking for companies for licence agreement and for technical cooperation.
Slovenian research institute has developed an intelligent access control system that learns from experience to distinguish authentic entries from the impostor ones and to detect an unusual behaviour of the regular users. The system improves efficiency of an arbitrary access control in surveillance and security demanding applications. Researchers are looking for partners interested in integration of the system into their products, joint further development and commercialization of the solution.
Nanotechnology and New Materials
A Slovenian research institute together with a Polish university offers technology for optimisation of organic reactions. This is achieved by innovative preparation of silver salts and hydrates as reagents for organic reactions (isomerization, dehydrogenation, cracking and coupling). The technology is ecological and energy-efficient. Companies from petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and environmental sector are sought for licence or technical cooperation agreement.
A Slovenian and a Spanish research organization have developed a new type of alumina and zirconia ceramics with improved mechanical and electrically conductive properties achieved by nano-particulated cellulose filler. Complex shaped machining as well as electro-discharge machining is possible due to improved properties. Producers of ceramics, especially for automotive and
biomedical applications are sought for licensing and technical cooperation.
A Slovenian research institute offers technology for surface treatment of diagnostic polymeric tools (mostly tubes). The surface treatment enables higher yields and lower fragmentation of microvesicles by preventing their adsorption on the surface of different tools used for collecting, storage, transport and isolation. Producers of equipment for diagnostic laboratories, specifically plasma treatment devices, are sought for licence or technical cooperation agreement.
A Slovenian research institute has developed a method of colouring products made from titanium or titanium alloys. These products are used in medicine (bone screws), the automotive and aerospace industry, and as décor or jewellery. Technology is more biocompatible and environmentally friendly in comparison with other colouring techniques. The researchers are looking for partners for license agreement with producers of titanium products with emphasis on medical implants.
A Slovenian research institute has developed a procedure for synthesizing molybdenum nanowires. The procedure is efficient, low-cost and scalable. Molybdenum nanowires may be used in various applications, including lubricant, catalysis or touchscreen technology. The researchers are looking for industry and research partners for license or technical cooperation agreements.
A Slovenian research institute has developed an invention which refers to a new catalyst for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into the liquid fuel with much lower content of oxygen thus having much higher caloric value. The researchers are looking for partners for license agreement with producers of biomass derived oils and producers of MoS2 catalysts.
Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets, which are exposed to the electrophoretic deposition of heavy rare earth (HRE) fluoride powder and subsequent grain-boundary diffusion process (GBDP) achieve up to 30 % higher coercivity, compared to the uncoated magnets. At the same time, the used amount of precious HREs is up to 10-times lower, compared to the magnets, processed only by the powder metallurgy route.
A Slovenian research institute has developed an innovative method that provides three-dimensional and thin film morphologies of fluoro-polymer nanocomposites which reduce friction coefficient of PVDF or FVDF-based coatings for 70%.
A Slovenian research institute has developed an inventive design of the photoelectrocatalytic reactor for wastewater treatment, gas treatment, determination of chemical oxygen demand, or selective synthesis of organic molecules. The invention enables cheaper fabrication and higher photocatalytic activity. The research institute is looking for partners for license agreement and for technical cooperation.
A research institute from Slovenia developed, tested and optimised biotechnological procedure for heterologous surface display of recombinant proteins in the absence of genetically modified organisms. The proposed solution reduces high regulatory documentation requirements for marketing approval in case of medicinal applications, simplifies the harvesting process, reduces production costs and time to market. Partnership agreement for joint venture, licensing or research cooperation is sought.
A Slovenian research institute developed protein patches applicable for healing chronic skin wounds rapidly and cost efficiently. Patches are biodegradable – disappearing in the wound, leaving no residue and no scars behind, also enabling a targeted and controlled release of therapeutic substances. License agreements and/or research cooperations are sought to enter veterinary market, while clinical trials are sought to enter human medical market.
A spin-out company of a Slovenian research institute is developing conventional and alternative methods for exploiting the genetic potential of heterosis (higher fitness of progeny over the parents) in grasses, particularly common wheat, for the purpose of improved breeding of wheat. Partners for technical cooperation / joint development or a joint venture, or financial partners, are sought.
A Slovenian biotech SME is working in the field of personal health and well-being related laboratory analysis. The company wishes to extend product portfolio and is looking for close-to-market technologically improved laboratory analyses (genetic, immunological, stool, hormone tests, and home test kits). Partners (laboratories, clinics, institutions) who are interested in technical or research co-operation or commercial agreement are sought.
A Slovenian research institute offers its expertise in monitoring of water release from polymer-metalized foils during vacuum heat treatment of high power capacitors. These measurements are essential during the R&D phase and quality control in production of high power capacitors before they are impregnated by special oils. High break-down voltage of a capacitor is required for a high quality device over a long life-time. The institute is offering service, commercial and license agreements.
A Slovenian research institute offers its expertise and related know-how in low-pressure and outgassing related measurement systems. These skills and knowledge are essential during the R&D phase and quality control of any vacuum sealed device with a long life-time such as vacuum insulation panels, vacuum glazing, etc. in order to obtain fast feedback on pressure evolution. The institute is offering service, commercial and license agreements.
A spin-out company of Slovenian research institute has developed a device for real time control of stability and uniformity of treatment parameters in industrial plasma reactors suitable for surface functionalization, etching and sterilization of different materials. The company is looking for industrial users and manufacturers of plasma reactors for implementation and technical cooperation under licence or technical agreement.
A Slovenian research institute and a Slovenian SME jointly developed a sensory system based on silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) useful in research and industrial measurement systems based on SiPM. The system improves the operation of SiPM by reducing the systematic error caused by sensor saturation. License agreement and/or technical cooperation are offered to companies interested in development of new products, or improving existing products with built-in precise SiPM-based sensory systems.
An angle-sensitive camera has been developed for detecting the direction of incident gamma radiation. The camera senses, in real time, the position of the radiation source, which simplifies procedures in cancer radiation therapy and in other radiation-related industries.
A method for preparation of thermo-responsive polymer composite materials (polymer dispersed liquid crystal elastomers) has been developed. Mixing of thermo-active elastomers into polymers allows for controlled and reversible reshaping of the material by changing its temperature. The material can be used for components in macro- and micromechanical devices as well as in 3D printing applications.
Technologies of Other Organizations
Center for Technology Transfer and Innovations cooperates also with other organizations and companies, helping them market the technologies they have developed. Our clients’ technologies, available for licensing and/or research collaboration, are following:
Electronics, IT and Telecommunications
A Slovenian manufacturer of electrocardiograph medical device (ECG) related to a long-term cardiac activity monitoring is searching distributors and agents. The light and autonomous wearable body sensor measures the electrical activity of the hart also during sports or exhaustive physical work. Potential partners should be distributors or agents with a network in medical institutes, hospitals, homes for the elderly and health resorts.
A Slovenian research institute has developed an efficient method for degradation of proteins, proteins aggregates and deposits by using a thermally stable serine protease. The method is applicable for sterilization of surgical equipment in hospitals, cleaning of textiles, and in molecular biology protocols, and is efficient in a broad range of temperatures, pH values, and in presence of detergents. The researchers seek license or technical cooperation agreements.
A Slovenian SME specializing in bioinformatics has developed a software platform for next generation sequencing (NGS) data and microarrays data management. The platform is geared towards researchers carrying out biological data analysis and interpretation, making these analyses quicker and easier. Commercial agreements with technical assistance or research cooperation agreements are sought with partners in need of software solutions and improvements for their data analysis and interpretation.
Current approaches to biogas composition analysis often include measurements of individual components in separate samples. An apparatus is presented which allows for measuring volumes of individual (bio)gas components as well as total (bio)gas from the same sample, simplifying the analysis and increasing its accuracy.
An apparatus is presented which allows measurements of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) based on gas pressure equalization. It may be used for simultaneous analysis of multiple solid or liquid samples of different volumes, and incubation temperatures, without pretreatment. It simplifies and reduces the costs of BOD determination.
A Slovenian research institute has developed a gene encoding a modified 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase, the key regulatory enzyme in glycolysis. The modified enzyme enables fermentative pentose sugar utilization and enhanced production of ethanol by the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The researchers are looking for partners in the field of bioethanol production interested in further development of the technology through research or technical cooperation agreements, and/or license agreements.
A procedure has been developed for anaerobic biological treatment of cyanide contaminated wastewater, and production of biogas from the cyanide. The procedure enables cyanide degradation by naturally present microorganisms, and the reactor conditions enable chemical detoxification of excess cyanide that allows for microbial biogas production.
A technology is presented involving production and activity of a thermally stable serine protease that efficiently degrades proteins, protein aggregates, and deposits. The enzyme is produced under mild conditions, and applicable for sterilization of surgical equipment in hospitals, cleaning of textiles, and for purification in molecular biology protocols. The enzyme is efficient in a broad range of temperatures, pH values, and in presence of detergents.
A Slovenian company, which is engaged in power electronics innovation, development, manufacture and specialized in electric vehicles and vessels components, has developed an electric driven road train. The train is a product of knowledge and experience of Slovenian experts in electro mobility. It is comprised of a towing vehicle and three trailers with an overall length of 19 m. The company is currently searching for distributors and agents.
A Slovenian start-up company that specialises in the recycling of waste materials has developed bicycle bags made out of discarded bicycle inner tubes. Bags come in various shapes and sizes and are suitable for all types of bicycles. Bags are equipped with velcro strips or leather straps, which allow an easy attachment on any kind of bicycle. The company now seeks to establish new distribution services agreements.
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