Summary of the technology
The developed system enables to draw any type of organic molecules. Construction modules have puzzle-like connectors and can be freely combined. Each element has a basically flat base and at least one substantially vertical post protruding from the base, having a contact point. The user connect the posts with 3D pen line what gives 3D chemical structure model with appropriate angles and distances between atoms.
Description of the technology
Application of 3D pens in educations
3D pens are widely sold today but not for educational purposes. They are great tool for training children’s spatial imagination and creativity. Still, it seems to be difficult to manipulate the pen accurately in three dimensions, and even experts usually generate 3D models by drawing 2D sections and assembling them together to make the final model.
The developed system enables to use in 3D pens in a very simple way.
Chemistry lesson 3D notes
The spatial structure of chemical molecules is fundamental for their properties. The awareness of this structure make children better understand the natural processes and develop the imaginative thinking. The modules let users build models of molecules step-by-step in three dimensions.
The system is unique and marketable because of its new application. Some successful demonstration lessons were carried out with the system in Cracow high schools.
Intellectual property status
Patent already applied for
Patent application number : PCT/PL2018/05001
Desired business relationship
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU
Technology Transfer Office
Licensing Manager at Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU
About Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU
Technology Transfer Office from PolandCentre Technology Transfer CITTRU
Centre for Innovation, Technology Transfer and University Development (CITTRU) is a part of Jagiellonian University, whose role is to promote university research, to support innovation and to create cooperation with the business. CITTRU main task is to offer the scientific achievements of the Jagiellonian University in the market by providing legal protection, licensing, sale of intellectual property rights, creation of academic business, coordination of company-ordered research projects, etc. Currently promoted technologies are mainly focused on new materials science, pharmacology and medical technology.
Inventions offered by Jagiellonian University are promoted and awarded during numerous exhibitions, e.g. 58th International Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies INNOVA (BRUSSELS 2009), 38th International Exhibition of Invention New Techniques & Products (Geneva 2010) or 24th International exhibition of environmental equipment, technologies and services POLLUTEC (Paris 2009).