Research innovation is highly valued at Western Sydney University and forms an integral part of the University's increasing research impact.
Our researchers have made some exciting discoveries in recent years. REDI Business works closely with academic inventors to support them in achieving societal impact through commercialisation of their inventions.
The University's Intellectual Property Policy (opens in a new window) ensures that researchers, schools and institutes also receive benefit from any commercial outcome which enables and encourages them to continue their innovative work. For further information, please see Intellectual Property
If you would like to join the community of eminent Western Sydney University inventors and researchers who are working with us to develop inventive outcomes from their research, contact REDI Business and the friendly team will provide the support required to assess and progress promising inventions.
Licensing and Investment Opportunities
Western Sydney University is interested in teaming up with business and entrepreneurs to bring University generated Intellectual Property to market. We are flexible in our approach to engage with external parties, and determined to find arrangements that work for all parties.
For more information on any of the opportunities listed below, please contact REDI Business
The True Unipolar Electrocardiographic Device
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 419.73 KB) (opens in a new window)
Water Signal Control
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 136.94 KB) (opens in a new window)
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 70.43 KB) (opens in a new window)
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 87.29 KB) (opens in a new window)
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 63.03 KB) (opens in a new window)
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 84.27 KB) (opens in a new window)
Interested? ► Fact sheet (PDF, 58.54 KB) (opens in a new window)
In the Market
The University has had success in bringing University-generated Intellectual Property to market. Examples of previous commercialisation success include the following:
Licensed to Onesteel Reinforcing, Trussdek (opens in a new window) is a permanent formwork and reinforcement system that provides significant features and benefits compared to existing steel decking systems.
Relok technology has been incorporated into Fielders' KingFlor Flooring (opens in a new window) suspended concrete slab technology, which provides superior mechanical interlocking ability.
Ion Exchange Lactose (IEL) purification (opens in a new window) technology allows for the purification of lactose from whey permeate in dairy processing plants and has been licensed non-exclusively to Novasep
Having particular applicability to wine production, researchers from the School of Science and Health have developed a novel system (PDF, 568.96 KB) (opens in a new window) for quantifiying and characterising hydrogen sulfide (H2S) produced during fermentation.
Qcide (PDF, 71.19 KB) (opens in a new window) is a new environmentally friendly treatment for household and agricultural pests developed as part of a research collaboration between Western Sydney University, Southern Cross University and Bioprospect Ltd. The intellectual property has been assigned exclusively to Bio-Gene Technology which has worldwide rights to the technology.
REDI Business facilitates the translation of Western Sydney University research out into the community. It achieves this by protecting Intellectual Property and closing commercialisation deals. This all starts with research and that spark of a great idea that turns into an invention. When this happens for you, please let us know about it. Remember that if you make your idea public, it may not be possible for it to be protected by patent.
How to let us know about your innovations
It is never too early to tell us about your research. Talk to other inventors from Western Sydney University and hear about their experiences in dealing with us, and complete an Intellectual Property Disclosure Form
- Professor Andrew Beattie – Citrus greening disease
A novel method was developed and tested for reducing the impact of citrus greening disease.
- Dr Anton Bogdanovych – Novel artificial intelligence system
Avatar (PDF, 600.3 KB) (opens in a new window) is a novel system for controlling intelligent virtual agents in a dynamic virtual world.
- Associate Professor Minh Nguyen – Liquid concentration technology
Invention of a new process and specialised equipment for concentrating liquids (PDF, 554.27 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Associate Professor Robert Spooner-Hart – Natural insecticide
Qcide (opens in a new window) is an environmentally friendly treatment for household and agricultural pests, developed as part of a research collaboration between Western Sydney University, Southern Cross University and Bioprospect Ltd.
- Professor Peter Williams – Arsenic encapsulation and radionuclide remediation
Synthesis of pharmacosiderite (PDF, 564.99 KB) (opens in a new window) (and analogues thereof) for use in arsenic and radionuclide processing and remediation.
- Dr Ming Wu – Natural preservative for beer
Brewing optimisation through specific natural protein supplementation may extend the shelf-life of beer and make alternative solutions such as the engineering and addition of artificial additives obsolete.