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We manage and market more than 200 inventions created at UNSW in areas such as diagnostic and therapeutic drugs, biomedical devices, solar cell technology, waste recycling and nanotechnology.

Below are some featured technologies. You can also search by category or use the tags. With literally hundreds of inventions coming to our office each year, and many of them being licenced for free, our portfolio is constantly changing, so please contact us if you can't find something on our website that you're looking for.

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ICT & Robotics
Quadseal: Protection for your encrypted information
Ensuring storage of your personal information is secure is vital. Quadseal protects encrypted information from attack and hacking.
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Water, Environment and Sustainability
A Solution to Global Warming and Climate Change
The environmental consequences of greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide (CO2) as the main component, are now widely recognised as falling somewhere between very significant and catastrophic. UNSW Researchers have found a possible solution !
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Water, Environment and Sustainability
Packaging from Banana Trees
Renewable Plastics - converting the abundant waste of banana trees into eco-friendly packaging. UNSW researchers have developed a bioplastic technology to produce plastics from banana stems.
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Biomedical Sciences
Nitric Oxide Regulation of Biofilms
Bacterial biofilms cause industrial fouling, corrosion and severe illnesses such as Eepticaemia, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus. This discovery will help control and combat biofilms.
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Biomedical Sciences
Visible-light cured dental and surgical materials
This invention is a new method to produce safer, non-toxic, more durable resins for the dental and medical professions.
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ICT & Robotics
How private is your video conference?
It's hard to believe that with all the advanced technology around that video conferences and Skype calls leave you at risk of hacking and attacks from cyber criminals. This invention provides secure video communication worldwide.
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Defence & Security
Better airport security - Explosive detection device
Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is a highly sensitive spectroscopic measurement technique enabling real time analysis for applications such as airport explosive detection.
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Biomedical Sciences
Free eye tests at the movies in 20 seconds
An eye test that can be viewed in a cinema, prior to a movie screening to test for macular degeration, has been licensed for free. This invention which was given away by UNSW researchers at no cost could save the vision of countless people - worldwide.
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ICT & Robotics
The first handheld mobile pollution monitoring system
A simple mobile system to map environmental pollution was recently licensed by UNSW for free. The pollution exposure system collects and aggregates location based data.
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ICT & Robotics
Motion Sensation Helmet
The Motion Sensation Helmet is a new concept in augmented reality where realistic sensations of motion or weightlessness can be realised through a peripheral device.
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Next Generation Materials
Cheaper hydrogen fuel
The world's most efficient water-splitting electrode has been created by UNSW researchers. The electrode catalyst for hydrogen production is cheap, efficient, stable, metal-free and nitrogen-free and it's a market-ready process.
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Biomedical Sciences
A potential therapeutic for treatment of HIV/AIDS
The need of effective and cheaper treatments for HIV is critical due to increasing infection rates across the world. This invention attacks the achilles heel of HIV.
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Biomedical Sciences
Microneedle patch for sampling body fluids
No more needles! Here's a safer and definitely 'less scary' way to obtain blood samples. This invention is a painless patch for blood collection
"NSi has facilitated partnerships with industry to enable researchers to engage with industry to develop cutting edge ideas into reality. This partnership with NSi is all about converting passion and possibility into reality."
Professor Veena Sahajwalla
Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology
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Defence & Security
Safer air travel: Laser air speed sensor
This invention will improve the safety of aeroplanes worldwide and could save the lives of countless people. It's a brilliant laser air speed sensor for both commercial planes or military.
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Biomedical Sciences
Bionic implant to treat Parkinson's
A simple 'coating' on a bionic implant could hold the key to better treatments for hearing loss, Parkinson's and other central nervous system diseases.
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Next Generation Materials
A simple, versatile polymerization technique
This ultra-fast, oxygen-tolerant, visible light induced technique produces nontoxic polymers which have low polydispersity indices.
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Next Generation Materials
How HOT is this ? Tribological Testing
Efficiently measuring heat produced during tribological testing. Tribometers have traditionally relied upon estimations of heat generated from friction and wear of different surfaces.
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Biomedical Sciences
Tissue regeneration on a plate
This invention is one of the latest breakthroughs in stem cell research - a unique culture protocol that provides an effective method for tissue regeneration.
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Biomedical Sciences
Review pathology results - from anywhere in the world in minutes
Designed to connect scientists and medical practitioners world-wide, this technology has just been licensed.
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Next Generation Materials
Tougher bearings, bushes and gear motors
This technology is a leap ahead for brass alloys. ‘Low-Cost High Entropy Brasses’ (HEBs) with their unique alloy composition are up to 20% cheaper.
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Next Generation Materials
Quality control for producing more powerful solar cells
A new tool to measure the photoluminescence of solar cells, quickly, with more flexibility than ever before.
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Next Generation Materials
Superior Strength Composites ... when product reliability is critical
Whether you're looking for the strongest building beam or the longest-life fuselage, this carbon nanotube based epoxy is ideal for critical applications, including medical prosthetics.
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Next Generation Materials
Creating safer mines
Combined compression and shear testing system (C-CASTS) for determination of intact rock properties for design of inclined pillars in underground mines.
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"I have had tremendous support from the entire NSi team over the past few years as my team have developed new patents and worked to find commercial partners for our silicon quantum computing technologies."
Professor Andrew Dzurak
Scientia Professor in Nanoelectronics School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, UNSW
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Biomedical Sciences
A treatment for acute brain injury
Brain injury is a major medical and socio-economic problem globally and is one of the leading causes of death and disability. 'Genistein' is a neuroprotective treatment for brain injury.
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Biomedical Sciences
Drug delivery solutions
A versatile nano-sized drug delivery system based on albumin offers multiple drug delivery solutions.
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Biomedical Sciences
Treatment for neurodegenerative diseases
Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron and Huntington's Disease could all be treated much more efficiently in the future. A discovery to promote neuronal regeneration.
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Biomedical Sciences
A 'non-invasive' easy test for inflammatory bowel disease
This invention will provide faster and accurate testing that can be performed by your local doctor.
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Biomedical Sciences
Easing the pain of inflammation - Arthritis vaccine
Spondyloarthropathies (SpAs) are a family of inflammatory processes associated with HLA B27 polymorphism that develop into a number of conditions such as fusion of the spine or ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
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Defence & Security
Reliable laser ignition for scramjets
A laser induced ignition system developed for scramjet engines and other gaseous flows.
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Next Generation Materials
Safer, compact Hydrogen storage
A world-first material to effectively store hydrogen for use as a safe, carbon emission free energy source.
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ICT & Robotics
Highly interactive remote browsing of video for network streaming
This technology generates improved scalable video compression for network streaming.
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ICT & Robotics
Efficient image and video compression for surveillance and media applications
A software prototype which allows motion images and video to be efficiently compressed to maximise bandwidth and maintain image quality.
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ICT & Robotics
Visual optimisation and compression for efficient media storage
A method for achieving the highly efficient compression of images in a lossy manner while maintaining a pre-set standard of visual quality.
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Next Generation Materials
Transparent Transistor for high performance
Transparent transistor for cost-effective, flexible and high performance devices
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Water, Environment and Sustainability
The Solution to Hydrogen Storage
As hydrogen is volatile in its gas or liquid form, the storage of hydrogen is a vital part of a clean energy plan. UNSW Researchers have found the solution !
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Water, Environment and Sustainability
Solving global water shortages
UNSW researchers have developed an efficient Ion Exchange (IEX) desalination technology which is superior and lower in cost to the current state of the art technologies.
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Biomedical Sciences
3D X-Ray Reconstruction
A method for reconstructing 3D images from an almost standard 2D x-ray setup. The sensor developed by UNSW generates representation of the internal structure using x-ray radiation.
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Defence & Security
Improved fuel system for scramjets
A fuel system developed to increase the energy density and lower the ionisation threshold for hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuel in high speed air breathing engines such as scramjets.
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Next Generation Materials
Superior brass fittings and fixtures
A new class easily machinable and formable brasses. Superior physical and mechanical properties. Lighter in weight and 20% cheaper to produce than regular brasses.
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Water, Environment and Sustainability
The Solution to Hydrogen Storage
As hydrogen is volatile in its gas or liquid form, the storage of hydrogen is a vital part of a clean energy plan. UNSW Researchers have found the solution !

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