Licensing Technologies


University Technology (UT) is a pan-Scottish university initiative that was originally launched in March 2004 by Scotland’s universities as part of a collaborative effort to showcase new technology opportunities from Scotland’s academic research base.

Glasgow Caledonian University is capitalising on its key areas of research with the development of new technologies, enabling companies and investors find the best new technologies to help grow their own businesses.

Find out more at University Technology or contact GCU Business on 0141 331 3189 or

Current technology licensing opportunities include:

High Voltage Condition Monitoring

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has developed novel, patented technology that allows multiple parameters relating to the condition and performance of HV transformers to be measured simultaneously. Find out more about High Voltage Condition Monitoring (pdf).

Embedded Convolution Modulation - Future Standard for Mobile Communications

Mobile devices are a pervasive part of modern living. As these devices become more sophisticated, the size and complexity of the data transferred introduces a number of performance issues for the user.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has developed a new telecommunications method to improve the performance of broadband mobile. Find our more about Embedded Convolution Modulation (pdf).

Solids Mass Flow Measurement by a Thermal Method

The Thermal Solids Mass Flow-meter invented and being developed at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) can in principle provide direct mass flow measurement of solids-gas two-phase flow irrespective of the flow regime and velocity distribution in the conveying pipeline. Find out more about Solids Mass Flow Measurement (pdf).

Mitochondrial cholesterol trafficking: regulation of the cholesterol efflux pathway

GCU is investigating compunds for use in the modulation of macrophage cholesterol efflux and their potential use in the regulation of atherosclerosis associated with coronary heart disease (CHD).

Novel Optical Concentrator for BIPV Systems

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar concentrator systems not only generate electricity, but also allow the transformation of ambient light and the use of cogenerated heat for various functions. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has developed a novel optical concentrator capable of providing gain on two planes. Such a concentrator can be used in a non-tracking wall mounted BIPV system. Find out more about BIPV (pdf).

Smart Building Management System

GCU has developed a building management system which continuously monitors sensors responsible for controlling environmental parameters; room temperature and humidity, air quality, lighting, room occupancy, power usage etc. The system is able to optimise these parameters through remote energy monitoring. Find out more about Smart Building Management System(pdf).

Tension Membrane Water Retaining Structure

Flooding is becoming an increasing problem around the world. Traditionally, the engineering solution has been to build rigid inflexible structures which may require to be permanent. The Tension Membrane Water Retaining Structure (TMWRS) is based on the concept that while the Structures location is fixed in advance, it only becomes visible until the need for flood protection is required.

Watertight Gate Mechanism

Traditional locks for inland waterways and tidal docks use mitre gates, which have an inherant weakness in that they cannot resist a reverse head, when the exterior water level is higher than the retained level. In such conditions, the resulting pressure pushes the gate open leading to flood conditions in the impound area.

Glasgow Caledonian University has developed a novel engineering solution to increase the mitre gates ability to resist a reverse head.

Dynamically Configured Vehicle (DCV)

DCV is an off-road vehicle able to negotiate variable terrain, comprising a cabin section, which is set on the hub body, in addition to a plurality of arms able to move independently of each other to give the vehicle different footprints. The vehicle has the ability to extend the arms equipped with wheels, individually propelled by electric motors. Find out more about Dynamically Configured Vehicle (pdf).