Tech Transfer

Drive innovation through industry partnerships.

Tech transfer plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between academic research and real-world applications, driving economic growth, fostering innovation, and addressing societal challenges.

Symplectic Elements can serve as a catalyst for tech transfer by providing a centralised platform for industry-academic collaboration, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and resources, and driving the commercialisation of research innovations for the benefit of society.

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Enable innovation and drive R&D

Through its advanced profile portals, Symplectic Elements can serve as a dynamic catalyst for technology transfer, streamlining the process of connecting ground-breaking research with industry partners. By providing a centralised hub for industry engagement, the platform fosters meaningful interactions between academia and industry, paving the way for innovative collaborations and technology transfer initiatives.

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Find who you’re looking for

Faculty profiles offer a comprehensive overview of a researcher’s academic work, including patents, projects, and publications. Researchers can easily signal on their profile what they are available for, be it project work, mentorship, supervision, or collaboration. This wealth of information makes it easy for industry partners to find the expertise they’re looking for. Profiles are designed with SEO in mind, and users can search by name, keyword, tags and title, or navigate connections and relationships visually using our interactive collaboration networks. 

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Maximise use of specialist equipment 

University campuses have expensive, specialised equipment and resources such as electron microscopes, 3D printers, and testing facilities which can cost several million US dollars and require advanced training. Partnerships with companies might include lease agreements, access, and training to leverage these types of resources in lieu of having to own this equipment themselves.

Maximise the usage of your high-value facilities and technical experts by creating profiles for institutional equipment, technology and services. These profiles can include custom fields (such as availability, settings or location), and be linked to other records (such as people who have been trained on it, or research outcomes that have been made possible through it).

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Drive new partnerships and innovation 

Our profile portals serve as a bridge between academia and industry, facilitating communication and collaboration between researchers and industry partners. Through the platform, industry stakeholders can reach out to researchers directly, initiate discussions, and explore opportunities for technology transfer, whether through licensing agreements, research collaborations, or start-up ventures.

Track and measure impact and reporting 

Many institutes, organisations and statutory bodies need to meet specific government reporting requirements or demonstrate societal impact in order to secure funding. This process can be complex and time-consuming. By making it simple to collate, surface, showcase and report on all research outcomes and outputs associated with a particular facility, Symplectic Elements helps you drive visibility of research while delivering streamlined, actionable reporting.

Explore our profile portals

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The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx) serves as a driver of economic development and innovation across Ohio. This web-based platform provides a next-generation mechanism to stimulate increased collaboration between Ohio’s universities and industries.

Underpinned by high-quality curated data, OIEx is supported by an inter-university network of industry and research professionals. OIEx effectively facilitates new partnerships with regional economic development offices, industry engagement/higher education professionals, academic leaders, faculty members, and library colleagues.

Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) selects Symplectic Elements to deliver comprehensive research management

With around 350 ANSTO researchers and instrument scientists and supporting over 8000 visiting national and international researchers making use of their highly specialist facilities, ANSTO was seeking a way to collate, surface, showcase and report on all research outcomes and outputs associated with those facilities. By building up this comprehensive view, they seek to drive greater visibility of research by the ANSTO community, driving collaboration and innovation. As a statutory body of the Australian Government, ANSTO also needs to meet specific reporting requirements on research outputs, which it sought to make easier and more efficient. 

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DiscoverResearch repurposes the rich and often unique data already collected within Symplectic Elements to populate fully-rounded profile pages including biographical information as well as publications, grants and professional & teaching activities.

U of T’s research priorities include deepening key international partnerships. By increasing the discoverability of both research outputs and researcher expertise through public profiles, U of T will be able to showcase its important work, highlight impact, and open new routes to collaboration and partnership.

It is critical to our state’s economy that we utilise every aspect of our knowledge
and innovation talent across the public and private sectors. We’re incredibly proud
of what we’ve created with OIEx − better connecting the experts and resources at our
state research universities to the industries that can utilise them to push their breakthrough ideas to fruition.

John Carey, Chanceller, Ohio Department of Higher Education

We wanted to create a single, multi-university resource that provides
enhanced visibility into expertise, equipment and research
support services and available IP.

Tim Cain, Ohio Innovation Exchange

This tool connects our scholarly and research expertise with audiences like media,
prospective graduate students, and academic collaborators, while simultaneously
helping faculty keep track of the very important work they do. It is a game-changer for U of T.

Associate Vice-President Research, University of Toronto

The deeply integrated environment we now have will greatly enhance
our ability to manage the range of repository activities and strengthen
our position in preparing for any future research assessment exercises.

Digital Development Manager, University of Sussex

It helps keep us organised and keeps everything in one place.

Peter Fisher, Worldwide Cancer Research

Researcher profiles and end-to-end funded research
project management all now take place in the one interface,
which has huge benefits to our researchers.

Liam Cleere, University College Dublin

The discovery module has provided a delightful and fantastic
searchable public interface to our to our faculty.

Paul Bergen, Tufts University

The rate of deposit has increased by 1000% within 12 months following the switch-on of
the publication prompt in Elements and discussion about the HEFCE Open Access policy.

Queen Mary University of London

Elements impressed us with its simplicity, flexibility and control
for individual faculty members, and great responsiveness with customer service.

Clarke Iakovakis, Oklahoma State University

I think the most important feature Symplectic Elements came with was interoperability
The fact that it had that flow through profiles to the repository was really, really valuable for us.

Research Advisor, La Trobe University