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Leveraging our wide network of partners, we have curated numerous enabling technologies available for licensing and commercialisation across different industries and domains. Enterprises interested in these technology offers and collaborating with partners of complementary technological capabilities can reach out for co-innovation opportunities.

Ultra-thin, Flexible and High-Quality Sheet Type Speaker
With the spread of smart home appliances, the demand for diverse audio notifications is rising. Traditional dynamic speakers and buzzers in consumer electronics, often built with rigid or bulky frames, are difficult to mount on curved or irregular surfaces and fit into compact spaces, thus reducing design flexibility. These components are also vulnerable to environmental damage such as dust, moisture, and shock, requiring additional protective measures that increase costs. Acoustically, buzzers can only emit single-frequency sounds, while dynamic speakers suffer from sound congestion and rapid frequency attenuation when embedded within devices. Despite offering better sound quality, dynamic speakers are more expensive than buzzers. To address these challenges, the technology owner has developed an ultra-thin, flexible, and cost-effective sheet type speaker that combines the advantages of both dynamic speakers and buzzers. This speaker produces high-quality sound across a broad range of frequencies. Its thin and flexible profile allows for seamless integration into various devices, significantly expanding design possibilities and fostering creative implementations. Additionally, its robust environmental resistance improves durability and reliability for long-term use in smart home appliances. This cost-effective solution also enables manufacturers to incorporate superior audio features without a significant price increase, paving the way for integrating sound as a key value-add in consumer electronics to enhance the user experience (UX). The technology owner is seeking R&D collaboration with industrial partners interested in incorporating this sheet type speaker into their products and applications.
Revolutionizing PGM Recycling: Efficient Recycling of Platinum Group Metals
Platinum group metals (PGMs) are critical raw materials essential in diverse industries, including automotive catalytic converters, jewelry, glassware, petrochemical refining, electronics, and healthcare sectors like pharmaceuticals and dental implants. Primarily sourced through the mining of PGM ores, they constitute about 70% of the global PGM supply, with South Africa and Russia accounting for 85% of this production. This concentration in supply can lead to price gouging and market monopoly. Recycling PGMs from waste not only mitigates the supply shortfall but also reduces environmental impacts compared to mining. However, conventional recycling methods are energy-intensive, requiring temperatures around 1500°C, and involve costly downstream processing to treat waste. Furthermore, the high processing temperatures result in high-value raw materials being burnt and releasing harmful toxins. The technology owner has developed a novel biorecovery method that incorporates and modifies a series of biochemical and biological processes into a streamlined 3-stage process as opposed to the multi-tiered stages of current conventional methods used in industry. It offers the following advantages over the competition: Energy Efficiency: consumes 6x less energy than traditional methods Cost Effective: 3x cheaper in operation cost High Yield: capable of recovering multiple PGM simultaneously with high yield even from low-grade waste Sustainability: support company decarbonization goals by offering a truly green and sustainable recycling manner for spent catalyst
A Novel and Natural Anti-Pathogenic Formulation
The core technology is of a formulation that is an effective natural water based iodine multi-pathogenic solution that is designed to destroy various pathogens quickly. Although, the active ingredients are present at low levels, this formulation has been successful demonstrated from anecdotal evidence to provide protection. The product has been favourably shared by our global consumers on various media platforms. The IP involves the creation of a formulation that is novel in having a different and versatile broad spectrum ability to destroys different pathogens and their accompanying cellular survival structures simultaneously and quickly. It functions using diverse mechanisms of action via oxidative and complexation reactions. Additionally multiple prongs of attack leave little time to mount or develop resistance mechanisms, potentially hindering chances of resistant strains emerging.  It is anticipated that it would be widely used in a variety of settings for personal care and health care applications. Users to date have reported its successful application on a wide range of use cases e.g. for oral use, skin care, wound healing and as disinfectants. We are seeking partners to carry out test-bedding our various consumer claims in clinical trials, as well as carry as R&D collaboration to further explore new applications. We are also seeking partners who would be able to quickly manufacture and distribute our formulation. 
Smart Fistula Needle For Safe Fistula Cannulation And Other Vascular Procedures
Many vascular procedures such as central venous catheter insertion, dialysis catheter insertion, arterial angiograms, etc requires a skilled personnel to complete the task. A fistula used for example, in haemodialysis, is a direct connection of an artery to a vein. Once the fistula is created it is a natural part of the body. When the fistula properly matures, it provides an access with good blood flow that can last for decades. The gold-standard for access is an AV fistula. The success of an AV fistula procedure and vascular cannulation procedures depend on the skill of the medical professional. Potential difficulties during the procedure include: Multiple venepunctures attempts before successful cannulation Accidental puncture of the front vessel wall due to deep insertion Accidental puncture of the opposite side of the vessel wall while inserting the needle further upstream Inadvertent punction of the opposing vessels. Endovascular surgeons, therefore, need an improved device for penetrating the vessel wall during cannulation procedure. This technology is of a smart needle which can reliably gauge the intravascular position of distal end of the needle and detect vessel wall penetration. The device protects against needlestick accidents and accidental back walling of fistula wall.​ It avoids accidental puncturing of the opposing vessel wall and prevents accidental back-walling during the cannulation procedure by automatically deploying a smart sensing stylet after successful needle puncture of vessel wall. The technology owner is seeking for medical device manufacturers, clinical collaborators, and independent dialysis centres to conduct first-in-human studies.
Keratin Templates Derived from Hair and Feathers for Biomedical Applications
We have developed a variety of keratin templates for the healthcare sector namely sponges as tissue fillers, gels for wound healing, sutures and films as cell carriers. These keratin templates can be derived from keratinous wastes such as human hair and chicken feathers, which currently do not have significant commercial value and contribute to environmental pollution through disposal via incineration or landfills. Our technology involves the extraction of keratins from the organic waste streams mentioned, and fabricating various forms using solubilized keratins as the raw material. These materials have been shown to be cell compatible and evoke minimal host tissue response in animal studies. The templates we have developed represent a new class of alternative biomaterials which are functional and sustainable. 
Robotic Actuators for Human-Robot Interaction
Cutting-edge researchers are developing mobile robots that can engage with individuals in ever-changing surroundings, where constant physical interaction occurs with people and the environment. The design of robots for physical Human-Robot Interaction is an exceptionally demanding task, as it necessitates the incorporation of highly responsive and self-aware movement, strong torque capabilities, and agility, all while ensuring dependable and safe operation. The robotic actuators presented here offer high dynamic efficiency and control bandwidth to enable the creation of agile and efficient robots. These actuators incorporate electric motors that produce high torque with greater efficiency, aiming to achieve human-tier capable robots for physical Human-Robot Interaction.
AI Solution for Safety Management in High-Risk Industries or Workspaces
High-risk industrial sectors, notably the chemical industry, frequently experience severe safety incidents during production. Traditional risk management approaches, heavily reliant on manual efforts, often suffer from inadequate supervision, incomplete coverage, and suboptimal control. Addressing these challenges, the tech provider offers an advanced solution combining artificial intelligence technologies such as computer vision, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data analytics. By utilizing existing enterprise cameras and sophisticated algorithmic servers, it establishes a video-based intelligent analysis platform for hidden risk management. This platform enhances overall safety through comprehensive risk perception, proactive hazard identification, predictive warnings, and visual decision-making aids, aiming for widespread and intelligent safety management across high-risk industrial environments.
Solar Reflective Aerogel Paint
Reducing heat transfer across surfaces within built environments and transportation units is critical for optimising energy efficiency in thermal comfort systems and mitigating associated costs and carbon emissions. Implementing measures to minimise heat transfer help maintain liveable thermal conditions and promote environmental sustainability. Some of the efficient methods for reducing heat transfer from the surrounding environment include reflecting solar radiation and providing thermal insulation to minimise heat conduction through surfaces. The technology offered here is a nano-engineered aerogel paint designed to reduce heat transfer across surfaces in the built environment. Unlike traditional solar reflectance paint that merely reflects sunlight, this paint actively minimises solar heat absorption, reducing the reliance on cooling and air conditioning systems and resulting in significant energy savings. Additionally, the paint provides excellent weather resistance and reduces maintenance costs by shielding against ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) emissions, moisture, algae, and fungal growth. Its superior coverage capabilities of up to 3 square meter per liter per coat further contribute to cost savings and ensure long-lasting protection for various surfaces. With a proven track record in increasing energy efficiency for containerised offices and refrigeration trucks, the technology owner is now seeking to expand into other applications through on-site testbedding and performance trials. These include warehouses and building rooftop insulation, enhancing data center energy efficiency, and numerous other potential applications.
A Robust Cell Manufacturing Bioprocess For Clinical Usage
Bioprocessing technologies used in scaling manufacturing production typically uses scale-up and scale-out approaches through microcarrier-based stirred tank bioreactors, wave bags or cell stackers and multi-layered flasks. However, during the research and development process of cell and gene therapies, there is a significant technical gap between basic research methods and these manufacturing process development, which causes problems such as increase in time and cost of the development process. Cell and Gene Therapy manufacturing is an emerging area in the biopharmaceutical industry that must overcome high barriers of resource, capacity, and cost constraints. Therefore, it is extremely important to consistently consider and design a culture process from R&D to commercialization as a closed system with a certain size of scale-up and automation.  This technology introduces a robust and economically viable culture process in a closed culture system which comprises of an automated cell culture medium change device that can be installed in commercial CO2 incubators, where the device is coupled with a patented microwell bag and V-shaped adhesion cell culture bag, capable of both spheroid culture (3D) and adhesion culture (2D). This novel technology has established a culture method that meets the requirements of clinical use by improving sterility, reproducibility, and operability, and produces a large number of uniform-sized clusters. The technology owner is seeking partnerships and collaborations with institutions, hospitals, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical firms.