The process of translating research outcomes into commercially viable products can be challenging, involving the need to overcome many technical and non-technical barriers. The Society helps scientists on this journey by providing grants and funding, offering training and mentoring and bringing together experts in academia and industry through our meetings and conferences.
Presented here are accounts of individuals who have used and built on the funding awarded by the Society to translate their research from academia to industry.
Dr Catherine Cazin is working with the chemical industry to commercialise her new, cleaner and greener catalysts.Find out more
The analysis of proteins for drug development and diagnosis requires robust standards, such as those commercialised by Professor Claire Eyers.Find out more
Professor Graham Finlayson’s research in digital image processing has led to two spin-outs and is helping colourblind people to better see colours.Find out more
Patches over pills - Professor David Haddleton spun out Medherant to develop transdermal drug delivery through adhesive skin patches.Find out more
As a chemist, material scientist and entrepreneur, Dr Krzysztof Koziol is helping industry understand the benefits of using advanced materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes.Find out more
Professor Tim Leighton is applying ultrasonics in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and is now using his commercial experience to help others.Find out more
Professor Mark Maslin’s company Rezatec uses satellite data to monitor the surface of the earth, helping the forestry sector, water industry and agriculture better manage their land and resources.Find out more
Professor Cathryn Mitchell’s work on space weather in the Earth’s upper atmosphere is helping the satellite and communications industry forecast severe space storms and their impact on satellite technologies like GPS.Find out more
Combining computer vision and neuroscience, Professor Philip Torr and Dr Stephen Hicks are building intelligent wearables to increase what partially sighted people can see.Find out more
Dr Robert Young has co-founded Quantum Base to develop quantum security solutions applicable to a range of industries, from pharmaceuticals to communications.Find out more