Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Dynamic control device for optimization and reduction of energy consumption in lighting of closed spacesA new methodology for the dynamic control of lighting in closed spaces has been patented and developed. The new device can be easily implemented in buildings and allows energy savings up to 85%. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:PC-ProTec A novel, highly effective zinc free anticorrosive additive easily dispersible in priming paintsPC-ProTec is a new technology uniquely positioned as a safer alternative to replace toxic anticorrosive additives, mainly zinc and its compounds, typically used in paint formulations to protect metal structures. The novel zinc-free anticorrosive pigment, which is applied in very low concentrations (0.3-1.5 wt %), is based on poly(alkyl thiophene acetate)s. This technology meets the new environmental regulations that restrict the use of zinc. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Novel biobased aromatic and aliphatic polyesters from carbohydratesNew biobased aromatic and aliphatic polyesters that can replace isosorbidebased polyesters with improved properties (mechanical, thermal, optical and chemical resistance) have been patented. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New bio-based insulation material from vegetal pith and natural bindersPartners to further develop the system through technical cooperation are sought. The areas of developing are: performance improvement: use of other bio-based binders and additives, material applications (construction systems, renders, etc.) and manufacture at commercial scale. Partners to establish commercial agreements are also sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Hybrid diffractive/refractive optics simulator: method and device The invention relates to a system and to a method for characterizing, designing and/or modifying optical properties of hybrid diffractive/refractive lenses with no need of manufacturing sucThe Challenge - Useful to characterize, in optical bench, the diffractive profil·le independently and/or in combination of the refractive element. - Useful to design new optical components and evaluate their properties before production. - Useful to characterise an already manufactured hybrid Optical component and to compare it with its original design.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Food composition based on babassu A gluten-free food composition comprising extruded babassu flour. Alternative and novel material, which possesses future commercial potential from those of conventionally used packaging forms used by the food industryThe Challenge
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Vibration-Assisted ball burnishing. A solution for Surface enhancement through acoustoplasticity An innovative system to modify the surface integrity, i.e. surface texture and roughness, hardness and residual stress, of previously milled workpieces has beThe Challenge The manufacturing industry demands effective finishing processes to which workpieces could be subjected to enhance their future in-service performance. This need is especially required for innovative materials, as they usually show a detrimental surface integrity state due to their low machinability. In the transportation industry, the manufacturing of components such as turbine blades, requires the application of local processes that could reinforce critical areas of the workpiece that are subjected to demanding regimes, such as fatigue. Improving the surface and near-surface texture, roughness, residual stress and hardness is a mean to prevent crack growth and enhance the behavior of these components. In this context, the vibration-assisted ball burnishing tool has proved positive results in laboratory applications, and is ready for a leap forward into the industry,
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:System for improving the performance of pilots of aircrafts in aerial photography works and procedure to be used with such systemNew avionics system to be used - connected with a flight simulation - to train pilots for aerial works. The same avionics system on-board is useful to improve pilot’s performance and the quality of imagery.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Enzymatic aqueous preparation for the surface functionalization of paper or cellulosic substratesA new biotechnological product for the chemical modification of the surface of cellulosic substrates has been patented. The bioproduct is obtained from an enzyme-mediator system, and several properties can be easily conferred to substrates applying very low concentrations of this enzymatic product in their surface. Partners to further develop the product and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:A sea wave detector for improved autopilot systemsA new method for processing the signal from a speed log meter enables rapid and cost-effective wave detection, which in turn improves autopilot performance and provides safer operation in rough seas. We are seeking partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial and technical cooperation agreements.
Lucas Montes posted this:
Technology Transfer Advisor at University of Granada (OTRI)
Alfonso del Rey Pérez posted this:
Technology Transfer Officer at ICMAB-CSIC
Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L. posted this:ULISENS Legionella Desktop AnalyzerFully automated equipment for 1 hour-determination of Legionella in concentrated water samples. The #ULISENS Desktop is a portable computer that makes it possible to analyze #Legionella in filtered water samples. With the "nespresso" philosophy, it uses a recyclable cartridge. "Push & Run" and the data is available in only 1 hour. It automates the rapid immunomagnetic method listed in the norm UNE100030:2017 for the control and prevention of #Legionella. (https://youtu.be/baiHP26xwCs)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Scalable aperture-combined optical telescopeCSIC and the Astrohita Foundation have developed a telescope, which comprises several optical assemblies that focus the light from a target on individual optical fibers, which are combined together in a final single optical fiber. The rest of the light is simultaneously collected in image devices, which record the field of view of each optical assembly. The gathered images are summed together to achieve a high-quality final image. These telescopes are not of interest only in the field of astronomy but also in the tracking of satellites and space junk. Industrial partners from the Astronomy, Astrophysics and telecommunications sector are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:In vitro method for designing a customized therapy for a subject with Parkinson´sDisease CSIC, Université de Lille, INSERM and Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille have developed an in vitro method for designing a customized therapy for a Parkinson ‘s Disease patient through the determination of the presence of a centrosomal deficit from that subject and therefore susceptible to receive a therapy based on a LRRK2 inhibitor. LRRK2 is a key player for the development of both genetic and sporadic forms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Industrial partners from pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.