FIS360 Case Studies

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From early stage technology to commercial product. Supporting, advising, delivering.

FIS360 work with clients from across academia, industry and the investor community, providing commercialisation services tailored to the needs of the client and their project.

The case studies below give an overview of these projects and highlight examples typical of our approach, the support given and outcomes achieved for the client.

PDF downloads are provided below with further references available upon request.

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University of Manchester

Electrical Perfusion Bioreactor – Functional Tissue Growth Unit

Duration: 24 months

Industry Sector:
Biomedical / Electrical equipment / Advanced biomaterials / Bioengineering

Services:
Grant Writing, Fund Raising, Technology Assessment, Commercialisation Strategy / Implementation, Market Research, IP Strategy, Licensing agreement(s)

Investment (to-date):
£200k

Technical:
Lab tested proof of concept prototype, Prototype for industrial evaluation

Commercial:

Commercialisation plan and identification of licensing partners. Technology Evaluation projects planned. Further funding proposal submitted

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Arago Technology Ltd.

Duration: 48 months

Industry Sector:
Energy / Electricity Transmission

Project Partners:
EPL Composite Solutions Ltd, University of Manchester, National Grid (NG) & Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), EirGrid

Services:
Client Meeting, Technology Assessment, Strategy Development, Implementation, Fund Raising, Deal Making

Investment (to-date):
£2.8M (inc. £2M from NG & SSE)

Technical:
Concept to an installed product

Commercial:
Engagement with industry; Incorporated spin-out; Recruit management team; Secured grant and equity investment; Board advisor

Awards:
Winner of EIC Existing Performance Improvement 2010; Winner of the IET Power and Energy Award 2012

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Typhon Treatment Systems

Duration: 24 months

Industry Sector:
Water treatment / UV / LEDs

Services:
Project Assessment, Fund Raising, Technical Project planning, Commercialisation Strategy / Implementation

Investment (to-date):
over £350k

Technical:
Prototype demonstration and build of full commercial system underway

Commercial:
Development agreements with leading industry partners enabling access to funding and investors

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Innovus

Client:
University of Manchester and National Nuclear Laboratories

Duration:
30 months

Industry Sector: Multiple

Services:
Initiative strategy and delivery; Industry challenge-led events; Funding application assessment; Commercialisation mentoring

Highlights:
In the first 30 months Innovus have exceeded all targets including creating over 60 full time jobs (with a further 343 forecast)

Investment (to-date):
Directly invested £1.6m through the Innovus Investment technology Innovation Fund to enable a total of £2.9m of new R&D investment

Projects Funded:
66 projects for micro and SMEs

Pipeline:
300 invention disclosures

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4RAD Ltd.

Duration: 12 months

Industry Sector:
Energy / Oil & Gas / Nuclear

Services:
Project Assessment, Fund Raising, Commercialisation Strategy / Implementation

Investment (to-date):
£100k

Technical:
Delivered two alpha prototype designs for multiple applications

Commercial:
Serious interest from high calibre investors and the energy industry

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Atlantic Geomatics

Duration: 24 months

Industry Sector: Software / IT

Services:
Project Assessment, Fund Raising, Commercialisation Strategy / Implementation

Investment (to-date):
£700k in two tranches

Direct Employment:
4 people

Contracts:
10 commercial contracts established to date

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