Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC)

    Impact: Technological, Economic, Society and culture


    The activities of the Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) at the University of Manchester generate impact from its research activities through knowledge transfer to industry. This is exemplified by:
     Enabled UK SME ACAL Energy, through technology transfer and development, to create in excess of 20 jobs, raise £15m of venture capital investment to develop their FlowCath® fuel-cell technology.
     Enabled UK SME Byotrol, through improved understanding to develop novel anti-microbial technology which has been licensed to global fast moving consumer goods companies with sales of £2.19m per annum.
    Provision of research-based training in the field of printed electronics and sensors to over 250 people from 2008 onwards.
    Impact date2014
    Category of impactTechnological, Economic, Society and culture
    Impact levelBenefit

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Biotechnology