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Alta Innovations is the University of Birmingham’s technology transfer company and is responsible for the commercialisation of research undertaken at the University. Alta Innovations links academic research with business through licensing and spinout activity, collaborative research and consultancy projects to generate the new ideas, technologies and processes required to achieve competitive advantage.


 


 


 


 

Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
14 May, 2014
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by the University’s commercialisation arm, Alta Innovations, to commercialise the technology. The process could lead to the production of lighter, stronger and more hard-wearing machinery.
 
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