• Decarbonising the world by making multiple-occupancy buildings more energy efficient

    Inventors: Dr. Anna-Maria Kypriaou & Dr. Tashiv Ramsander, Engineering & Eyesea Green Sustainability and decarbonisation are stated key priorities of many organisations but can be difficult to achieve in practise. One key way to decarbonise is to reduce the amount of energy used. In particular heating and cooling use significant amounts of energy, as do…

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  • Investigating the market need for an AI-friendly computer memory material

    Inventors: Professor Judith Driscoll & Dr. Markus Hellenbrand, Materials Science & Metallurgy 8-10% of global electricity useage is used by computing and communications technologies, and this may rise to 20-30% within the next few years. This means that the progressing digitalisation of the world, the emergence of the Internet of Things and recent rapid progress…

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  • Identifying the route to market for a new dry methane

    Inventors: Dr Vladimir Lomonosov & Prof. Emilie Ringe, Materials Science & Metallurgy Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) account for over 90% of the total greenhouse gas emissions, making them driving factors for global warming and consequently for shaping current environmental policies. To meet environmental targets, society needs to concurrently emit less and capture more…

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  • Improving AI safety by mapping what AIs really learn

    Inventor: Dr Botty Dimanov, Computer Lab AI (artificial intelligence) or machine-based learning is now in widespread use, being used in areas as diverse as the development of self-driving cars, image, speech and sound recognition, improving search algorithms, and searching for new drug molecules. The key to the method is that the programmer develops training algorithms…

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  • Using AI to give industrial robots a sense of feeling

    Inventors : Dr. Leo Jiang,  Dr. Brian Sheil & Dr. Geyang Song, Construction Engineering & JS2 Innovation The inventors have developed AI-powered fibre optic sensors to measure forces in a wide variety of contexts. Due to the flexibility and small size of fibre optics, this technique opens up applications outside of the scope of traditional force…

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  • Sharing agricultural expertise to address the impact of climate change

    Inventors: Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Mr. Hemelkart Ataya, CRASSH, Sociology and Cambridge Sustainability Initiative One of the observable impacts of climate change is the effect on which agricultural crops and products can be produced in different regions. In some cases this opens up the opportunity for farmers to grow new types of crops for their…

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  • Identifying senescent cells in vivo 

    Inventor: Dr. Ljiljana Fruk, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology The inventors have developed a material made of organic dyes which moves selectively in the body to areas of aged (senescent) cells, allowing in vivo imaging of the location and number of these cells.  The material is formulated as a nanocapsule which can fluoresce but also has…

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  • Assessing the market for flexible living spaces, enabled by reconfigurable

    Inventor: Ms Ana Gatóo, Architecture Partners: Prof Michael Ramage, Department of Architecture, Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture, & Charles Boulton, Engineering Mentor: Elena de Orbe, i-Teams alumni The inventor has focused her research activities on questions of sustainable and participatory design that are developed through working directly with affected communities. She has worked extensively on the…

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  • Investigating possible real-world uses for a non-uniform random number generator,

    Inventor: James Meech, Sensors CDT, Nano DTC Mentor: Steven Tunnicliffe-Wilson, Inca Printers The inventor has been working on non-uniform random number generators since 2018 and is now looking for the best commercial market opportunity for his novel approach. He and a colleague were awarded the 2022-23 NanoFutures Leadership Award to stimulate and support the translation…

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