Technology Transfer Network
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Device for taking pictures of the treetopsResearchers at the University of Alcalá present a novel device that allows non-destructive sampling of treetops from the ground to quantify the damage caused by biotic agents (pests) and abiotic (storms, hail, torrential rains) or to control production of fruits, without the need for artificial means of elevating the operator, reducing the risk to the observer and to the health of the tree itself. The research group seeks to achieve commercial or licensing agreements with companies in the forestry sector (wood, cork, ...), agriculture sector or agricultural insurers.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:RICENUT-INNO technology - A novel complex rice nutrition and conditioning processOne of our Hungarian partner company developed a complex solution to suppress pathogens and to lower dose of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. Successful field-scale trials has demonstrated that this new generation rice-production technology is a great tool to obtain profitable yield level depending on aptitude of the production site.
Amelia TULACZ posted this:TRACESENSE - innovative diagnostic solution - Trace element sensorThe TRACESENSE team has developed an innovative diagnostic solution to help monitor water quality in regards to any type of micro-pollutant. Our mission: - To drastically reduce micro-pollutant capture duration while increasing measurement precision - To encourage a global non-expert use and a participative science concept - To implement the latest technologies available into a simple sensor - To create an autonomous device that is totally integrated, connected PROTOTYPE – Our latest prototype of the device is already available, in limited quantities, and tailored on certain type of trace elements. CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT – Our development team is available to fulfill your project and focus on any targeted contaminant. LICENSING PROGRAM – As a patented and branded innovation, TRACESENSE is available for licensing.
Universitat de Lleida posted this:New method to increase yolk color and egg nutritional qualityThe University of Lleida seeks industrial partners with expertise in the sector of crop production to adopt a new technology of optimized feed solution for egg producers (poultry market). The type of partner sought is for the regulatory codevelopment and commercialization of our solution under a technology license agreement.
Universitat de Lleida posted this:Method based on a nutritional intervention to fight coccidiosisWe seek industrial partners with expertise in the sector of crop production to adopt a new technology useful to deliver optimized feed solution to fight coccidiosis. The type of partner sought is mainly for the regulatory codevelopment and the commercialization of our solution under a technology license agreement. The technology developed relates to a novel genetically engineered variety of maize accumulating extraordinary levels of carotenoids (β-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and lutein). Poultry raised on this corn were healthy and exhibited substantially higher levels of resistance to coccidiosis, less foot pad dermatitis, reduced number of ulcers and less excretion of pathogen oocysts in feces. Carotenoids accumulate in several tissues (skin, dermis, muscles and fat), conferring high nutritional value and greater consumer acceptance.
University of Huelva posted this:New plasmid and strategy for expression of exogenous proteins in eukaryotic microalgae by translational fusion with a selectable markerThis plasmid solves the problems of low efficiency and instability of transgenes in the genetic manipulation of microalgae, as well as offers a procedure for the expression of high amounts of the protein of interest and better transformation efficiency
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Innovative process of integrated culture of marine speciesResearchers at the University of Alicante have developed a procedure that combines the culture of several marine species in the same place in offshore areas, as part of an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system. The main culture may be any of the species commonly used in marine aquaculture as fed fish or shellfish, and the second one involves the culture of amphipods that feeds on organic waste generated by the main culture and has an important commercial potential as food resource. The main advantage of this technology is the cost-effectiveness of implementing this procedure in sea cages because with the same investment and infrastructure is raising an additional species reusing existing waste and diversifying production. Thus, it can be used in the industrial sectors of aquaculture. The research group is looking for companies acquiring this invention for: commercial agreement or technical assistance or manufacturing agreement or technical cooperation or a combination of some of these services.
Alexander Kvashnin posted this:
Innovation Manager at Institute of Computational Technologies, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:BACTERIAL FORMULATION FOR PLANT GROWTH.The present invention includes a bacterial formulation that contains 6 different bacterial strains: Azospirillum brasilense Sp7, Burkholderia unamae MTI641, Pseudomonas putida KT2440, Sphingomonas sp. OF 178, Gluconoacetobacter diazotrophicus PAI 5 and Bradyrhizobium sp. MS22, able to promote the growth in plants of agricultural and/or bioremediation interest. The formulation promotes the growth of maize plants and other plants of agricultural interest. The bacteria of the present invention are adhered and may colonize the plants in a suitable manner by means of their own capacities.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Novel method for the detection of adulteration of saffron with gardeniaResearchers from the (Micro)-Separation Techniques Research Group of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Engineering of the University of Alcalá has developed a procedure for the detection of adulterations of saffron with gardenia based on the detection of geniposide by Liquid Chromatography with High–Resolution Mass Spectrometry detection. The procedure allows to detect adulterations with gardenia in an unambiguous and sensitive way. A problem not solved at present by any other existing methods. The group is looking for companies in the agro-food sector to sign technical cooperation agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance or patent licensing agreements.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Innovative method for extraction of triterpenic acidsIt is a process that, with a simple set of unitary operations, allows to get extracts with high triterpenic acids contents , from crude extracts of eucalyptus bark. This process can be easily integrated with existing pulp production, allowing even the subsequent exploitation of bark for energy production.
Small and Medium Enterprise
Tech Line Coatings, Inc posted this:Correction of previous posting on this product. Several zero's were dropped.A new and non hazardous additive that improves the wear resistance and corrosion resistance of anodized components. Reduces the pore structure and allows a thinner anodic layer while producing superior characteristics. An example of corrosion improvement is in 2024 aluminum where a .0001" thick layer passed 336 hour salt spray with no problem and a .0006" layer with no seal coat exceeded 2000 hours in Type II anodizing. Parts in salt spray on 6061 have been in salt spray since Dec 2009 with no corrosion in type 2 and is equal or superior to Hard Coat.
Fundació URV posted this:ELECTRE-H software package: a tool for data analysis and decision aiding with hierarchical criteriaThe ELECTRE-H Software Package implements two new methods for ranking and ordered classification decision problems considering multiple criteria structured into a hierarchy. The hierarchy of criteria is a tool that allows the decision maker to better organize the problem based on its domain knowledge and needs, decomposing the general problem into smaller sub-problems. Both methods follow the well-known outranking model and belong to the family of ELECTRE methods. The ELECTRE approach is inspired on the voting-like procedure based on the opinion of the majority but also respecting the minorities (by allowing veto power). The software available to use ELECTRE methods does not allow a hierarchical decomposition of the problem, but on a flat organization of criteria. The ELECTRE-H for hierarchical sets of criteria was defined by Dr. Del Vasto and Dr. Valls (from URV) and Dr. Slowinski and Dr. Zielniewicz (from Poznán University of Technology, Poland). The papers can be found here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417415001153 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10844-015-0362-7 The novelties of these two methods are the following: -It fully applies the standard outranking procedure of ELECTRE at all the levels of the hierarchy of criteria (concordance and discordance indices are obtained from the results of the previous layer and exploited at each node to generate new results). -The user will get a result (a ranking or classification) at each intermediate node of the hierarchy as well as the root (or overall) node. -Preference uncertainty can be managed at each node of the hierarchy with its particular discrimination threshold values. -Veto power can be given to the appropriate nodes in the hierarchy, to avoid compensation with the rest of related criteria. -Different scales of measurement can be used both in the elementary criteria and in the intermediate criteria. -For the case of sorting, simple IF…THEN… decision rules are used to define the categories. The novelty of the software ELECTRE-H is that it is the implementation of these methods given by the authors. This guarantees that the program is fully following the methodology proposed. Its main features are: -Clear and easy-to-understand user interface. -Data can be easily provided using an Excel file. -All the parameters of the model can be easily changed in the user interface. -The results obtained can be graphically displayed (i.e. partial pre-orders, rankings) and exported into a PNG image or text files. Also, the calculations of the results are provided in log files. -Additional statistical tools to compute correlations for different ranking and classification results on the same set of alternatives and hierarchy are available. - A distance-based statistical tool to compare partial preorders is available. -The “Simos revised procedure” to calculate numerical values for criteria weights is available. -Analysis of the results can be done at different levels of the hierarchy. -The software supports large number of alternatives and criteria. Also the structure of the hierarchy is only limited to be a tree (each node has a single parent). The software is designed to be easy to use while providing the full functionality required in these two methods.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Laboratory device to measure gas diffusion coefficients at real conditions.The Applied Petrology Group of the University of Alicante has developed an automatic device and a method to determine gas diffusion coefficients of single gases from a gas mixture under atmospheric conditions. The device works in a wide range of relative humidity and temperature and can be employed to test any permeable or porous material. The procedure allows to calculate the gas diffusion coefficients for samples with different size and nature (soils, rocks, concretes, synthetic materials, etc.). It is a non-destructive test that can be used to calculate the gas diffusion coefficients of more than one gas at the same time. It is looking for companies that are interested in this technology for its commercial exploitation.