Surrey Spin Outs
Surrey is also committed to getting its technology to market and often when there is a strong Intellectual Property portfolio, the best way to do this is with a spin-out company.
Below is a list of companies that were spun out of the University of Surrey:
Founded in 1985, in collaboration with Oxfam, and spun out of the University of Surrey in 2006, DelAgua designs, manufactures, distributes and supports water testing and treatment products for use in the developing world. Since its development, the water test kit is used by all the major International NGO's and other Aid Agencies in over 130 countries around the world.
Surrey Aquatechnology (incorporated in to Modern Water)
Surrey Aquatechnology was spun out of the University of Surrey based on a portfolio of water desalination IP. It now has been incorporated in to Modern Water who own and are developing exciting leading edge desalination technology.
Surrey NanoSystems is focused on providing production platforms for using carbon nanotubes (CNT's) and other nanowires in high technology applications. This includes using CNT's as a replacement for the conventional metals used in the fabrication of silicon chips which are approaching their performance limits. The concept behind Surrey NanoSystems started in 2005, as a joint venture between University's Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the thin film tool manufacturer CEVP.
GnoSys was established from the Polymer Research Centre (PRC) in 2006. GnoSys are a multi-disciplinary science and technology company, specialising in providing consultancy services in research, analysis, testing, business development, environmental systems analysis, resource efficiency, problem solving and expert witness.
DEPtech (formerly DEPwell)
DEPtech's DEP-Well technology is a novel platform technology for electrophysiology measurements on cells or bacteria. Unlike other tools (such as flow cytometry, flipper, patch clamp) they offer a label-free non-destructive technique that directly measures physical properties of a cell, while increasing throughput and automation. This allows users to rapidly identify if and how a new drug candidate works while saving costs on reagents and assay development. High speed and low costs allow DEP-Wells to be used as a diagnostic tool, where conversional methods are too slow and expensive.
Si-Light’s patented technology enables the manufacturing of efficient silicon LED’s that emit light in the 1.2 microns to 1.5 microns spectrum and which are compatible with standard semiconductor manufacturing processes.
A joint spin-out with the University of Dundee, QFT was formed with the aim of commercialising a novel platform technology for field emission which can underpin the next generation of flat display devices.
In the mid-70's researchers at Surrey believed that the building of satellites could be done more quickly and much cheaper. In 1985 SSTL was formed and has been sending small satellites into space longer, more successfully and more economically than anyone else in the world.
OmniPerception is a global supplier of computer vision capabilities, specialising in facial biometrics and advanced image processing. The company’s software provides automated solutions for the recognition of objects and people in a wide range of customer applications – offering significant added benefits in performance and reliability.
Toric’s technologies are based on a radical means for suppressing phase noise and time jitter in electronic circuits. This, unusually, uses a feedforward technique based on linear circuit technology. The principal technique, and variants of it, are protected by one or more of Toric's patents.
Stockgrand exploits the research expertise of its staff who are based at the University of Surrey. Its profits are used to support research into the causes and consequences of biological rhythm disorders and they also carry out clinical trials on a contract basis.