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COMMERCIALISATION

If you want to invest in innovative new technologies, products and services, our Office of IP Commercialisation is your gateway to Curtin University. We work closely with the researchers who develop novel concepts or inventions to assess the commercial viability and best method of bringing it to market.

Contact us

Whether you’re a potential investor, a member of industry looking for solutions, or a researcher or student with an outstanding idea, we want to hear from you.

Phone: +61 8 9266 4703
Email:
ip-comm@curtin.edu.au

OUR SPIN-OUT COMPANIES

We have helped nurture a large number of research projects into commercial maturity. Here are just a few:

Neuromonics

Neuromonics is a healthcare company dedicated to helping people with tinnitus to improve their quality of life and overcome challenges associated with tinnitus. The company has been providing their clinically proven treatment in Australia since 2004, and now also has operations in the US.

Sensear

Utilising unique sound processing algorithms, Sensear markets a range of products that protect a user’s hearing in noisy environments while still allowing effective voice communication. In 2012 Sensear provided equipment to staff working at the London Olympic Games.

HiSeis

HiSeis has developed from underground imaging research performed at Curtin’s Centre for High Definition Geophysics. The company specialises in cost-effective, high-definition seismic reflection techniques using the latest vertical seismic profiling (VSP) technology and custom-designed 2D and 3D seismic survey methods.

iCetena

iCetana supplies intelligent video surveillance software that enables operators to focus only on the one per cent of events requiring attention. The company has access to unique image processing algorithms developed at Curtin.

Renergi Pty Ltd

Renergi Pty Ltd was established in late 2012 to commercialise renewable energy technologies developed at Curtin University. The company has exclusive rights to technology for:

  • conversion of biomass to electricity via a gasification process
  • production of liquid fuels from biomass that can be mixed with petrol or diesel.

A 100 kg/hr demonstration plant has been built for the gasification technology, for the production of a clean-burning, low-tar gas that can produce electricity at a low cost. The liquid fuels technology uses a two-stage process to pyrolyse and refine biomass into a useful fuel. Renergi aims to continue to develop and demonstrate biomass-to-energy technology, and to seek opportunities to enter the market.

Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT)

The Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT) is designed to quickly and accurately detect, evaluate and document the severity of pain in patients with dementia.