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Patents and IP

Our research has produced many useful, innovative solutions for industry. We have a large portfolio of patented inventions, and a great deal of know-how in the areas of licensing and partnered co-development.

Get in touch on 0114 225 5000 to discuss your specific requirements.

Our proprietary technologies have arisen from both industry and academia — especially from the fields of physical and life sciences, engineering, computing and IT, and industrial design.

There are a wide range of commercial applications to our research, including

  • specialised coatings (tools, engine parts, boat hulls, medical devices, electronics etc.)
  • industrial ceramics
  • 3D imaging
  • sports play and technical support equipment
  • hand tools
  • sustainable construction materials
  • antibodies for pharmaceutical research
  • therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices
  • forensic investigation

Our portfolio of patents available for licensing and partnered co-development is dynamic. It changes in response to new patent applications, third party commitments and strategic factors.

If you would like to find out more about current opportunities, please visit IN-PART — a free-to-join online platform that carries Sheffield Hallam University technology offerings.

Alternatively, you can read more about how our intellectual property was recently used by a Sheffield-based games design company to create the most realistic flowing water ever seen in a video game.  

Do you have an idea that you’d like to discuss with our intellectual property team? Get in touch on 0114 225 5000, or email

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