The Ulster Investment Fund UIF) invests in spin outs from Ulster University and is now in the realisation phase of the fund. The active companies in the portfolio are listed below.
The company has developed a simple solution mounted on the outside of a building to absorb heat from the sun and use it to pre-heat the water going into a house or business premises. This will then reduce the energy bill for hot water as the water is initially at a higher temperature.
Surf-Spec provides innovative solutions for the delivery of advanced surface function. The company helps materials scientists to generate multiple surface characteristics on a single substrate rapidly, using our ground breaking plasma processing technology. This enables them to deliver materials research and development projects faster and more cost efficiently with a scalable process. The proprietary Surface Spectrum Technology delivers multiple outcomes on a single substrate via a highly controlled plasma discharge process capable of producing gradients in the resultant surface properties.
Tactility Factory to redefine the traditional relationship that exists between architectural design and textiles. The company infuses textiles onto concrete to produce new designs with visual and tactile appeal called INFUSED CONCRETE®. In an age of tactility and touchscreen technology, INFUSED CONCRETE®translates that evolution in human culture and sensory expectation into an architectural language that can be used in interiors worldwide.
Vifkon is a leading provider of superior blast and fire protection systems and solutions. The company aim is to strengthen and enhance global security and to provide high protection for people and assets against fires and blasts including terrorist attacks. The systems are designed for military and defence applications, industrial and civil buildings. Vifkon came to the world out from the Fire Safety Research Laboratories FireSERT, UK. Its establishment builds on more than 20 years and £12 million of research work in the field of fire and blast funded by prestigious UK and European government bodies. Vifkon provides smart, novel and innovative concepts of blast and fire protection where the Intellectual property of the inventions brought by Vifkon is protected by patents.